Healing the Scars Conference 20-21 August, Batemans Bay

On the 20th and 21st of August Wandarma will be hosting the “Healing the Scars” Aboriginal Rural and Remote Drug and Alcohol Conference in Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW.

“Healing the Scars” is the first national rural and remote Aboriginal drug and alcohol conference and it is the aim that all special guests and presenters will be Aboriginal.

The aim of the conference is to build networks and share understanding of culturally respected ways of working with Aboriginal men, women, young people and families in a holistic approach that suits rural and remote communities with limited resources.

The conference objectives are:

§ To build networks among rural and remote Aboriginal drug and alcohol service providers

§ To build on the limited knowledge basis of how to work effectively in this service delivery context

§ To support rural and remote Aboriginal service providers to analyse and present successful initiatives

§ To explore similarities and differences between desert and saltwater cultures and approaches

§ To provide rural and remote workers with access to nationally recognized experts in the field

§ To build partnerships within the sector

Please find attached the Conference Save the Date Information flyer and our Call for Abstracts. For further information please contact Precilla Boota at Wandarma on 02 64920011 or Lara McLaughlin at The Lyndon Community on 02 63612300 or email HealingtheScars.

The conference is supported by a grant from FARE.