Working with and Learning from First Australians: Evidence, Stories and Practice Strategies

A workshop for Occupational Therapists provided by First Australian and Australian Presenters from Queensland, South Australia and Victoria DATE: Friday 6th December 2013 8.30am – 4.30pm VENUE: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), 17-23 Sackville Street, Collingwood, 3061 (easily accessed via Public Transport)

REGISTRATION: $175 $85 Students (Includes morning and afternoon tea, to keep registration fees low lunch is not included, bring your own or plenty of lunch options close by) For more information and to register for the event go to

Enquiries: Jo Cairney 0424622819 Lin Oke

Workshop Outline

“Working with and learning from First Australians
– evidence, stories and practice strategies”
• Building relationships & understanding where we come from
• Health & wellbeing impacts of recent history and present day policies
• Understanding culture in OT practice
• OT practice strategies
• Occupational Therapy frameworks – examples from practice
• Individual, team and organisational approaches for service improvement

Presenters – First Australian and Australian OTs:

Erin Lowrie
Occupational Therapist
Orthopaedic & Limb Deficiency
Royal Children’s Hospital
Melbourne Vic

Alison Nelson
Workforce Development and Allied health Manager
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
Brisbane Qld

Trevor Ritchie
Immediate past 4th Year OT student, University SA
Adelaide SA

Jodie Booth
Senior Occupational Therapist
Deadly Ears Program
Child and Youth Community Health Service
Brisbane Qld

Lin Oke
Executive Officer, Weenthunga Health Network
Executive Officer, Allied Health Professions Australia
Melbourne Vic