BYDS, in partnership with the Muslim Social Workers Network and the Dulwich Centre, invite people to attend our Tree of Life training – an opportunity to learn a wonderful technique for working with people who have experienced difficult times.

This methodology was originally co-developed through a partnership between Ncazelo Ncube and David Denborough (Dulwich Centre Foundation) to assist colleagues working with children affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.

The approach proved so successful and popular that it is now being used with people of all ages, in scores of countries and settings as a way to examine our lives and experiences from a strength-based perspective:

Sydney based social workers, Ola Elhassan and Lobna Yassine were invited by David Denborough in 2017 to train in and adapt the Tree of Life model for working with Muslim communities. 

Some of this work led to the creation of the Skills, Values and Story cards that have also been used very successfully. (pictured)

The cards will be available for purchase on the day.

Thursday 20 June.

Bankstown Arts Centre

5 Olympic Parade

Bankstown NSW 2200

Attendance at this fully catered day is $100.00

Members of Muslim Social workers network can attend the day, free of charge.

Membership is $50.00 per annum for professional social workers and $25 per for students.

A second day of training for general public/practitioners will take place on Friday 21 June.

More information:


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