Professional Development

Working through a Trauma lens with First Nations Men

Do you work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families…do you want to gain deeper understanding, tools and strategies to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men?

 The impact of trauma on Aboriginal men can be profound, and can have significant implications for their attitudes, behaviour, and lifestyle choices. For Aboriginal men, trauma can be linked to a range of experiences and one of the key areas where the impact of trauma on Aboriginal men is particularly evident is in relation to domestic and family violence.

This workshop facilitated by Ivan Clark seeks to enhance your understanding of the impact of trauma on Aboriginal men and equip you with tools and knowledge to better support Aboriginal men who have experienced trauma and are struggling with issues such as domestic and family violence.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Provide insight of the journey of Trauma for First Nations Men;
  • Develop awareness of how Trauma affects attitude, behaviour and lifestyle choices of First Nation Men;
  • Understand process of engagement with First Nation men that will assist healthier outcomes.


Ivan Clarke has many years of experience as a counsellor, clinical & educational consultant,  leader Facilitator in Strong Aboriginal Men’s Program. Ivan has worked in AOD with the WHOS programs Sydney Foundation House and the Salvation Army Foster House. Ivan was the senior Aboriginal counsellor with Link-Up NSW specialising in supporting stolen generation clients with alcohol and other drug issues, trauma, grief and loss, dual diagnosis, and mental health issues prior to starting with the Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) in 2010. Ivan has been a Consultant to QANTAS in Mentoring and Leadership, Yulara Resort Uluru and numerous corporate services in addressing RAPS and Aboriginal Engagement.

This Workshop is FREE for Aboriginal Workers of TEI Funded Services

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: AW2570

Artwork by © Amy Allerton, Contemporary Aboriginal Artist of the Gamilaroi, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung Nations.


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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


Tuesday 17 October 2023


9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


LEAD Learning Centre
10/197 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills, NSW 2147


  • Member: $90.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $150.00 + GST
  • Aboriginal Workers of TEI Funded Services: FREE

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