Latest Update (August 18, 2021)
This week, we established consultation groups in Halls Creek in the Kimberley as the pilot location of Phase 2 of the Indigenous DRUMBEAT Project.
It’s been great working with so many local people to implement Indigenous DRUMBEAT in town. Seven organisations participated in the Community Working Group 2 and Cultural Reference Group 2 consultations this week. The aim was to review the training manual for its suitability and to ensure cultural appropriateness for local delivery.
Thank you to the all the staff who participated from Yura Yungi Medical Service, Halls Creek District High School, Wunan, Warlawurra Catholic School, Education Department, Clontarf and Shooting Stars Academies. Special acknowledgment to Yura Yungi for hosting us. Some of the participants are in the photo.
Staff resourcing is one of the biggest challenges for all service providers in this area. Holyoake is incredibly grateful to everyone involved for giving their most valuable resource of time to contribute to the development of project materials and to ensure they meet local needs and cultural standards. We are in awe of the dedication, determination and collaborative focus of service providers to make this happen, and the individual commitment to providing quality services locally despite the challenges.
Our goal now is to incorporate all the ideas and suggestions for improving the Indigenous DRUMBEAT Training Program and get the Phase 2 training manual ready for the September facilitator training and pilot programs to begin in Term 4.
We are looking forward to training another team of passionate local people to become Indigenous DRUMBEAT Facilitators and to provide mentoring and support for the local pilot program deliveries to their local community members.