On this page: Overview; Major Achievements; Training Approach; Future Directions
An Indigenous Program was officially established at The Bouverie Centre in 2008.
The aims of this state-wide program are to work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers to:
The Indigenous Program began with an extensive consultation process. Program staff met with numerous Community representatives across Victoria seeking their recommendations as to what type of professional development training would best support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child and family workers. The message was absolutely clear – Aboriginal Communities wanted a university award level qualification over and above any other training program. La Trobe University responded to this need and actively supported the enrolment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students into a Postgraduate Certificate of Family Therapy.
In addition to the delivery of University award training for workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, the Indigenous Program’s activities now include:
This training model results in a:
The Bouverie Centre has recently developed and launched, From Individuals to Families – A Client-Centred Framework for Involving Families, to assist services in offering a comprehensive response to the needs of families in a way that keeps the clientfind out more