TRAUMA ASSESSMENT, REFERRAL AND REHABILITATION OUTREACH TEAMS
Ngaoara has established TARROT, the Trauma Assessment, Referral and Rehabilitation Outreach teams initiative, where small teams of clinical and educational professionals provide medical and therapeutic trauma assessment and referral outreach for children affected by trauma and with complex comorbidities, and facilitate support for their families and communities. The TARROT teams consist of primary care practitioners, paediatricians, psychologists (child and adult) and cultural educators. The teams:
- Take referrals from, and work with, local schools and services to provide regular outreach for children identified with, or suspected of exposure to, the impacts of trauma, violence and abuse;
- Coordinate case management for at risk and vulnerable children;
- Coordinate ongoing care with local service providers and agencies to ensure access to reparative care and resources;
- Use existing pathways, initiatives and acute/ongoing responses relevant to child health and protection;
- Support and contribute to the development of initiatives for child-centric, whole-of-community responses to violence and trauma; and
- Provide specialist educators in trauma recovery and child development, and positive parenting and child-centric health and protection initiatives in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, PHNs, and other local services and agencies as relevant.
This initiative also supports parenting and relationships programs for parents, carers and community members.
With the support of the Commonwealth Department of Health, Ngaoara is currently delivering TARROT in northern NSW, the ACT, and communities in SA/NT.