Yorgum employs a team of counsellors to offer counselling and support within a case management framework to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are affected by sexual abuse, family and domestic violence and grief and loss.
Yorgum offers creative options for culturally secure therapies whilst operating from a client centred perspective and from a trauma informed approach.
If you have no knowledge of your family history but are interested in starting your own family history research, this basic step-by-step guide will provide you with some guidance on where to start.
There are many challenges involved with any family history research, such as studying records that can contain offensive language in historical and personal records, conflicts of information, records that may have been destroyed or missing and the emotional weight that can come with discovering your families past.
Be prepared and make sure you have support of family/friends or a counsellor who you can talk and debrief with. Yorgum counsellors are available if you wish to access this service.