Earlier this year the HSU Branch Committee of Management committed $50,000 towards the work of organisations dedicated to supporting women, men and children who have experienced family and domestic violence.
While there are many organisations that do incredible work, Rape & Domestic Services Australia (RDVSA) stood out. Their services are available 24/7 to support women, men, and children from the cities to the most remote areas. They are world leaders in providing trauma counselling services.
As part of this initiative, I am very proud to announce that the HSU will fund a program run by RDVSA to provide training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and organisations to increase understanding and capacity to respond to vicarious trauma at work.
In developing the program RDVSA will be running two free sessions and HSU members are invited to attend.