Workshop Formats


Marumali Program®  workshops:

The Marumali Program® has 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.

The Marumali Program® supports service providers to: realize the widespread impact of forcible removal and understand the potential paths for recovery; recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma associated with forcible removal in clients, families and others involved with their service; and to avoid re-traumatizating members of the Stolen Generations. This supports participants and organisations to respond by integrating this knowledge into their policies, procedures, and practices.



Marumali Program® for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Service Providers (4 days)

This four-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 Program® - Risk Management Workshop for Workers

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 (4 days) is a pre-requisite for undertaking this workshop.

Accredited Training

The Marumali Program®for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers (4 days) and the Marumali Program®-Risk Management Workshop for Workers (2 days) forms the nationally accredited  unit of competency HLTAHW017 ‘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 Council of SA.


Marumali Program® : Trauma-Informed Care For Stolen Generations Workshop For Non-Aboriginal Service Providers (2 days)

Also based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model this two-day workshop offers insights that allow non-Aboriginal service providers to avoid reactivating the long-standing burden of trauma found among members of the Stolen Generations. It also offers skills in how best to respond if a member of the Stolen Generations has been 'triggered' or had their trauma reactivated.

Suitable for all service providers: health, mental health and welfare support.

'… what a wonderful experience - enlightening, emotional, exhilarating and exhausting. Such a learning curve. I highly recommend this course to other non-Indigenous staff'.


Marumali Program® For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Within Correctional Facilities (4 days)

This four-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 Youth Program

While creating an environment that is comfortable, friendly and supportive, the program encourages participation. The Marumali Journey of Healing Model . The Marumali Youth Program is based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model and is designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and offers an overview of a healing journey and how a healing journey may unfold.

Its aim is to empower participants by facilitating the restoration of participant’s social and emotional wellbeing through art and activities whilst providing a safe and supportive environment to discuss sensitive issues such as identity, grief and loss and transgenerational trauma. The workshop aims to strengthen participant’s identity and sense of belonging, while strengthening connections to family, community, country, culture, Spirit and Aboriginal spirituality.

The topics are delivered in an age appropriate manner including art activities, role plays, simulations, demonstrations, group and individual activities and daily debriefing.

This workshop has been successfully delivered for children in Out-Of-Home care, youth at risk and school children.

'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 Program® -Marumali Journey of 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  2 day and 3 day workshops)

‘...faced my demons, opened my heart and connected spiritually’