The Marumali programs have been developed and are delivered by a survivor of removal policies. The workshops are delivered in a variety of formats; each designed to meet the needs of different groups of participants. In addition to the standard program formats, the program can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a particular client group.
Marumali Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers (5 days)
This five-day program is nationally accredited training. It is based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model, developed by an Aboriginal survivor of removal policies. It aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers in the provision of safe, appropriate and effective support to survivors of removal and assimilation policies. Participants are equipped with strategies to deal with the complex issues of trauma associated with removal practices in a variety of settings, strategies which respect the rights of survivors to control the pace, direction and outcome of their own healing journey.
'It has taught me to understand in more depth, especially my family and community'
Marumali Risk Management Workshop for Workers (2 days)
The two-day program is nationally accredited and provides an in-depth look at he Marumali Journey of Healing Model with an eye to identifying the risks and protective factors associated with each stage of the journey and how to manage these to ensure the safest possible journey for the survivor. The Marumali Program (5 days) is a pre-requisite for undertaking this workshop.
The Marumali Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers (5 days) and the Marumali Risk Management Workshop for Workers (2 days) forms the nationally accredited competency unit of competency HLTAHW402B ‘Assess and support client’s social and emotional wellbeing'. A core unit of the Health Training Package HLT07 and is delivered through the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council’s Aboriginal Health College in Sydney.
Marumali Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within Correctional Facilities (5 days)
This five-day program aims to provide a culturally appropriate model of healing for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander men and women within correctional facilities. Based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model, it equips participants with strategies to deal with issues of trauma associated with removal and offers a culturally safe environment to discuss issues including grief, loss and the spiritual dimensions of healing and encourages re- affirmation and strengthening of their identity. The program contributes to the implementation of recommendations in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report (1991).
‘Thank you for a life changing experience’
Marumali Program for non-Aboriginal Service Providers (2 days)
Also based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model this two-day workshop looks at some of the unique social and emotional issues faced by survivors of removal policies, and equips participants with some of the skills required to respond appropriately if support is required. It offers insight into the early stages of the healing journey and the risks associated with these stages and appropriate supports required.
'… what a wonderful experience - enlightening, emotional, exhilarating and exhausting. Such a learning curve. I highly recommend this course to other non-Indigenous staff'.
Marumali Youth Program
Designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. It aims to empower participants by enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of participants through art and activities whilst providing a safe and supportive environment. The workshop aims to strengthen participants' identity and sense of belonging and strengthens connections to family, community, country, culture and Aboriginal spirituality.This workshop has been successfully delivered for children in Out-Of-Home care and youth at risk.
'It taught me a new found respect for myself and my family’
‘...this program has made me more proud of who I am and has given me the chance to become a more confident person’
Marumali Healing Workshop
Designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors of removal policies. It is based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model and offers an effective pathway that supports the healing of all survivors, whether removed to institutional care, foster care or adoptive families. It involves mind, body and spirit, and is seen as an ongoing journey.
(This workshop is offered in varying formats of 1 day, 2 day and 3 day workshop)
‘...faced my demons, opened my heart and connected spiritually’