Meet Mel Brown,Mindgs
Lateral Violence Facilitator
Melinda Brown is an Ngunnawal woman who now resides in the Northern Rivers Bundjalung Nation and has a Master’s in Indigenous Healing and Trauma.
Mel started her career in child protection and has 10 years’ experience in the field, including managing the Aboriginal Child Protection Unit in ACT.
Mel Brown is the Director of Spirit Dreaming Pty Ltd and Spirit Dreaming Incorporated. Mel Brown is an experienced Aboriginal Cultural Trainer and Lateral Violence Expert and develops and delivers a range of workshops for government, non-government organisations and corporate businesses.
Mel Brown is also experienced at developing and writing VET packages for NSW TAFE and privately Registered Training Organisations, and delivering these packages to students. As a professional Speaker,
Mel Brown presents workshops and papers in relation to Aboriginal cultural competency, lateral violence and well-being programs at conferences and Training Workshops Nationally and Internationally.
Mel Brown is an Author and has an extensive range of new age publications and products which are distributed national and internationally.
Mel was also invited as a Guest Author and undertook book signings at the International World Book Expo in New York, USA in 2013.
Mel Brown was recognised for her work in the area of service provision for Aboriginal families, and was awarded an ACT Public Service Award for the “Most Improved Services to Aboriginal Children and Families in the ACT”, by the ACT Chief Minister, and in 2011, NSW Industry & Investment recognised Mel as one of the top 3 Aboriginal business women in NSW.