Replanting the Birthing Trees to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and babies
Intergenerational trauma is a root cause of health inequities, and addressing this is essential for Closing the Gap. Trauma-integrated, culturally safe and skilful continuity-of-care for parents experiencing trauma and violence is a serious service gap and a national priority.
This is a highly innovative, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led project.
We aim to help parents in achieving their hopes and dreams for a happy, safe and healthy family. Our focus is on transforming compounding cycles of intergenerational trauma and harm to positively reinforcing cycles of nurturing and recovery. Our attention is on the critical life course transition of a baby’s first 2000 days.
The project will address critical, documented gaps in perinatal care by building infrastructure for culturally safe, trauma-integrated, holistic, transdisciplinary perinatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
In doing so, we will drive health system reform and establish a transformative shift in health policies and practice. Ensuring that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies have the best possible start to life.
About the project
Purpose, benefits, concept and six project streams
Collaborations and community engagement
Governance and collaborations, community engagement and partners
This project has been awarded almost $5m by the MRFF
SAFeST Start Coalition
Meet the team
News and Events
Gathering the Seeds Symposium