Culturally Informed, Trauma Integrated Healing Approach

A program for systems transformation

A Culturally Informed, Trauma Integrated Healing Approach (CITIHA) is a strengths-based service delivery model that is rooted in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma on culture and community that emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both the people we walk alongside and staff.

We Al-li offers a comprehensive approach to achieve systems transformation through having all organisational staff contribute their knowledge and understanding of the business in a way that is practical and without being disruptive to service delivery. We can be flexible to meet your requirements.

CITIHA framework

The governance framework for the CITIHA includes five key assumptions, seven core values and eight core principles, all which support the outcomes of the CITIHA, critically embedding all actions in policy, procedure and practice.

Our Approach

Recently we delivered this approach nationally in the following way, and found it to be robust:

The model also involved:


Workshop One

The Aim of workshop ONE in the Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing Approach is:

Consolidate and deepen theories, skills and capacity to develop organisational specific Communities of Care within Community of Practice, to deliver trauma integrated care for clients.

Objectives of Workshop One

Workshop Two

The Aim of workshop TWO in the Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing Approach is:

Deepen theories, skills and capacity to respond to men, women and children who may have complex – developmental trauma behaviours, using applied trauma specific Indigenous healing skills, while building a Community of Practice within the service system.

Objectives of Workshop Two

Information about the Artwork

Hands are representative of a lot of conflict but are also representative of the resolving of conflict. This painting illustrates a structural way to work through conflict. The multiple dot work, displays a sense of trauma and the many issues surrounding conflict within Indigenous communities today.

Hands embody conflict and resolution significant in everything is five – the five stages of healing, our five senses all used as a part of the five stages within conflict resolution.

© Artwork and narration by Christopher Edwards- Haines