Samantha Wild, Director of Awakening Cultural Ways will explore the cultural considerations which impact on violence prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The presentation will provide explore trauma informed practice and the emerging research in cultural response frameworks.
When: 10:00am – 11:00am (QLD), Tuesday 14 August 2018
What: Free Public Presentation
Register: Register no later than Friday 10 August 2018 * Numbers are limited
Samantha is a proud Wakka Wakka and South Sea Islander woman and draws from her own personal experiences to influence and inspire change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Samantha is the Indigenous Integration and Development Coordinator at the Queensland University of Technology. She is also Director for her consultancy business Awakening Cultural Ways, focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy and program development in relation to social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and cultural healing frameworks.
Samantha is a member of the Queensland Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Advisory Council and Director of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health. Samantha has a strong interest in improving the health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and advocating for trauma informed and cultural designed health and social supports. She has been committed to working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and affairs for the past decade.
Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Indigenous Primary Health Care), University of Queensland
Graduate Diploma Public Health (Indigenous Health), University of Queensland
Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Program, University of Wollongong
Masters of Public Health, University of Queensland (currently studying)