Here’s what that the back cover reads:
‘Providing a startling answer to how to the questions of how to solve the problems of generational trauma, Trauma Trails moves beyond the rhetoric of victimhood, and provides inspiration for anyone conceded with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities today. Beginning with the issues of colonial dispossession, Judy Atkinson also sensitively deals with the trauma caused by abuse, alcoholism and drug dependency.
Then, through the use of a culturally appropriate research approach called Dadirri: listening to one another, Judy presents and analyses the stories of a number of Indigenous people. From these "stories of pain, stories of healing", she is able to point both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous readers in the direction of change and healing.’
‘Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is a Jiman - Aboriginal Australian (from Central west Queensland) / Bundjalung (Northern New South Wales) woman, who also has Anglo-Celtic, and German heritage.
Her primary academic and research focus has been in the area of violence, with its relational trauma, and healing or recovery for Indigenous, and indeed all peoples.
In 2006, while Head of the College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University, she won the Carrick Neville Bonner Award for her curriculum development and innovative teaching practice.
In 2011 she was awarded the Fritz Redlich Memorial award for Human Rights and Mental Health from the Harvard University Program for Refugee Trauma. ‘