Posts by Dulwich

How we are trying to avoid misgendering others

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We would like to invite narrative practitioners into a project of sharing stories of how we are trying to avoid misgendering others. Misgendering — referring to someone by the pronouns or honorifics of a gender that is not theirs — is a daily event for most trans people. How are we — as practitioners, as organisations, as friends, partners, siblings — trying to avoid misgendering others? No doubt this will be really different depending on our contexts. We would love to hear the stories of the initiatives that you are taking, no matter how small. Please send your stories to Rosie  and over time we will include the stories of such initiatives...

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Statements of the heart

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Projects | 2 comments

The  Uluru Statement of the Heart ends with the words: ‘We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.’ It sounds to us that this invitation was not addressed only to those sitting in Parliament, but to all of us Australians. So, it doesn’t make sense for politicians to have the final word on this does it? Instead, we think it’s time for Australians, young and old, to respond to the Uluru Statement, with our own statements, from our own hearts. We invite you to send a message about why it’s important to you that as a nation we take up the invitation from the...

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Part 8: two songs

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spirit of pride Here is a song, ‘Spirit of Pride’ that represents the journey of making a new life in a new land:   Spirit of the sea   Part 9: Primary school knowledge— how we tackle...

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Exhibiting hope and creating social inclusion in our own ways— an art exhibition by the Afghan Youth of South Australia

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Click the thumbnails to see a large version of the images and a description: About the exhibition: A while ago, we heard a document created by young women at the Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia. It was called, ‘We try not to take people’s hate into our hearts’. When we heard these young women’s stories we said:   “It’s amazing! Fantastic! We loved it. Thank you for sharing your words! We are a group of young Afghanis, both young women and young men. Your words made a good contact with our lives. The experiences were really familiar. Some of us are artists and photographers. We talked about how some of your stories could be turned into art or paintings...

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Part 10: Primary school knowledge— trying not to fight with friends

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

In this video, Stay Strong Football Club offers some ideas about ways to come together after a fight, try not to fight with friends, and how to work towards good behaviour at any place. We hope these ideas are helpful to others!     Part 11: Looking to the future and not giving up on our goals...

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References

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Denborough, D. (Ed.). (2006). Trauma: Narrative responses to traumatic experience. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications. Denborough, D. (2008). Collective narrative practice: Responding to individuals, groups, and communities who have experienced trauma. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications. Denborough, D. (2014). Retelling the stories of our lives: Everyday narrative therapy to draw inspiration and transform experience. New York, NY: W.W.Norton. Epston, D. (1992). A proposal for a re-authoring therapy: Rose’s revisioning of her life, and a commentary by Kevin Murray. In S. McNamee & K.J. Gergen (Eds.), Therapy as a social construction....

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About narrative approaches

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This project is based on narrative approaches to therapy, group work and community work. These approaches were initially developed by Australian, Michael White, and New Zealander, David Epston. Narrative therapy centres people as the experts in their own lives and views problems as separate from people. Narrative therapy assumes that people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. The word ‘narrative’ refers to the emphasis that is placed upon the stories of people’s lives and the differences that can be made through particular tellings and re-tellings of these...

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Acknowledgements

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The following people and organisations made this project possible!    All the young people whose ideas, skills, knowledge and stories are contained in these pages … and especially their determination to share what they know in order to assist others. Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia. Thanks to Shaista Kalaniya. Afghan Youth of South Australia and Lutheran Community Care (Adelaide). Special thanks to Mohammed Hamidi and Sayed Musa Zakizada. Aboriginal AFL Academy at Port Adelaide Football Club Feast Queer Youth Drop-in Space, with special thanks to Indi Wishart, Natrydd Sigurthur, Margie Fischer and Edwin Kemp. Australian Psychologists and...

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How this encyclopedia was created and how you can use it

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The knowledge, ideas and stories of young people included in this encyclopedia were generated from small group discussions, often sparked by first sharing the ‘survival skills’ of another group of young people and asking for a response. In this way, there was always a particular reason for speaking, and young people were positioned from the beginning as making a contribution to others. There was never any pressure, or expectation, for young people to speak directly, in the first person, about hardships they may have experienced. Instead, the focus was on their ‘survival skills’. The following questions were used as a guide: What do you turn to in order to get through...

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This encyclopedia keeps growing online – like Wikipedia!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This collection of stories and knowledge is still growing. We’ve only included a small sample here. There is an online site where you can read further stories from young people, see a virtual exhibit of artwork, watch video clips and listen to two exquisitely beautiful songs. What’s more, like Wikipedia, you can also contribute to this online site. You can send messages to any of the young people whose stories you have read here (and we will pass them on) and you can also share the special skills and knowledge that you use to get through hard times and to face hostility.  We would love to hear from you!   How this encyclopedia was created and how you can use...

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