Aboriginal People & Lateral Violence

Workshop Duration

1 day

Career & Workplace, Community & Culture, Team Building
About This Project

Lateral Violence is described as “The organised, harmful behaviors that we do to each other collectively as part of an oppressed group: within our families; within our organisations and; within our communities. When we are consistently oppressed we live with great fear and great anger and we often turn on those who are closest to us.”
– R Frankland and P Lewis, Presentation to Social Justice Unit staff, Australian Human Rights Commission, 14 March 2011

This 1-day, interactive course provides participants with the skills to identify and expose lateral violence within Aboriginal communities/workplaces and learn how to reduce its effects within both personal and professional settings.

Course topics include:

  • Defining The Concept Of Lateral Violence
  • Identifying Why Lateral Violence Occurs
  • Identifying When And Where Lateral Violence Occurs
  • Describing The Effects Of Lateral Violence
  • Developing Strategies And Tools To Combat Lateral Violence And Its Effects