A clear objective of Yeddung Mura’s yarning program is to provide participants with a positive experience. To guide our clients through this journey, our facilitator focused on the subject and promoted group bonding.
The Yarning Circles are facilitated by qualified Aboriginal SME subject matter experts. To facilitate clearly focused communication, reflection, and discussion, the Yarning Circle was facilitated by Aboriginal elders, Aboriginal leaders, Aboriginal artists, Aboriginal entrepreneurs, and Aboriginal professionals with expertise in sports, business, psychology, social work, and medicine. A team of Aboriginal men and women ran the yarns, ensuring clear outcomes were achieved. To provide continuity for clients, two different Yarning circles were offered weekly.
Yarning group discussions targeted the key areas relevant to our clients in order to provide trauma-informed support, build protective factors for participants, and reduce risk factors that may lead to contact with the justice system.
Yeddung Mura programs provide a unique, safe, accepting, healing place that is culturally safe and takes account of differences in experiences, ways of communicating, values, kinship, families and insight into healing and that recognizes the impact of trans-generational trauma, history and experiences on current life situations of Aboriginal men and women exiting jail. Yeddung Mura programs promote pride in Aboriginal identity, culture and encourage self-determination. Yeddung Mura will reflect the caring and sharing nature of Aboriginal culture and create a sense of belonging and hope for the future, based on the belief that knowing who you are as an Aboriginal person is central to any positive life;
Yeddung Mura’s programs provides participants with necessary resources and supports their needs to gain self–sufficient living in an atmosphere of dignity, integrity and respect.