Elm Place Newsletter April 2019

ELM PLACE Elm Place News Post Care Support Services, Redress Support Services & Find and Connect Support Services Acknowledgement of Country We would like to acknowledge that this publication was written and produced on Kaurna land and we pay respect to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the custodians of the Adelaide Region and that their inherent Cultural and Spiritual beliefs continue to sustain the living Aboriginal Peoples today. The land remains as it always has, a place of education, peace, care and nurture. Welcoming our New Elm Place Manager Luci Lovelock started as the Manager of Elm Place in January and has enjoyed the first three months in the role. Luci has previously worked with clients who have experienced separation from their families, torture and trauma and grief and loss. Luci’s role was to reconnect families separated through war, conflict and natural disasters both in Australia and overseas following earthquakes, cyclones, floods and tsunamis. Over the past 15 years Luci has worked with asylum seekers and refugees and worked in international aid and development. Luci is looking forward to an exciting year ahead at Elm Place. Welcome! Welcome to the Elm Place newsletter, the first of 2019. Elm Place provides services and support to people who were in out of home care as children through our Post Care Support Services or Find & Connect program. We also assist people who experienced sexual abuse as children in institutional care through Redress Support Services. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Creative Consultations held between December and February and a big thank you to Ollie who facilitated the activities. We provided 14 consultation sessions over the summer followed up by a consultation survey in March to reach clients who were unable to attend the creative consultations. Acknowledgment of Elm Place As we walk across this land, through city and country, we pass many places and spaces where Stolen Generations, Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Ex-Wards of State, Survivors and Care Leavers experienced Institutional and out-of-home care as children. Places where they felt sadness, loss, disconnection from family and experienced abuse and pain but also found friendship and solace with other children sharing the same experiences. This friendship and sense of community continues to build at Elm Place