The Northern Territory’s Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Aged Care Services staff in Anmatjere (Ti Tree) started their Certificate II in Family Wellbeing last week.
The certificate, delivered by Batchelor Institute in Ti Tree, is a program that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues that impact on an individual’s wellbeing, family unity and community harmony.
The aim of the certificate is to address unresolved personal and community issues, which can impact on individuals and families throughout their lives. These can manifest in grief and trauma, suicide and other forms of self-harm, identity issues, use of alcohol and other drug problems, family violence and over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the justice system.
Through the certificate, Council says staff will gain knowledge on how to face their own personal issues and to help others in community when help is needed, especially Aged Care clients.
It will also open a pathway to higher level qualifications in Aged Care for the staff.
Staff have already completed the training at Lajamanu, and next will be Engawala, Atitjere and Yuelamu.