Healing Foundation

Guide

A theory of change for healing

This guide enables understanding of what elements need to be in place to achieve real social change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with trauma. It emphasises the importance of nurturing healing leadership and promoting trauma awareness as crucial first steps towards individual...
Working paper

Stories from community: how suicide rates fell in two Indigenous communities

This is the story of suicide prevention in two remote Indigenous communities - Tiwi Islands (Northern Territory) and Yarrabah (Queensland), told by the communities themselves. It is a story of community empowerment in each place and as such supports the existing work of the Aboriginal...
Website

Timeline of trauma and healing in Australia

This timeline looks at some of the events, trauma and healing that’s taken place in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over the last two and a half centuries. The dates in this timeline are a selection representing the breadth of events that have occurred...
Report

Truth-telling symposium report

This report details a symposium in October 2018 which brought together experts from around the country to discuss the ways that truth telling could support healing and reconciliation in Australia.
Report

Looking where the light is: creating and restoring safety and healing

This paper sets out a culturally-based practice framework for understanding and responding to child sexual abuse. The framework is designed to create and restore safety and healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.