Joy Makepeace


I am a proud Kamilaroi woman (Northern New South Wales). I have 3 children aged, 20, 12 and 10 years old. I am a member of the Stolen Generations and have lived in Adelaide for the past 30 years. I have a wide and varied educational background. My undergraduate studies is in Applied Science (Conservation and Park Management) followed by my secondary teaching degree and finally my Masters in Social Science (Counselling). I have 20+ years work history within Aboriginal education and health work settings. I have worked at TAFESA, Nunkuwarrin Yunti (SA Link-Up), University of South Australia, Department of Education and Children's Services, SHineSA (Sexual Health) and Aboriginal Family Support Services. My passion is health and healing and my bookcase is full of books that reflect my love of life. I believe that education is the key to a successful future but since becoming a facilitator of Circle of Security - Parenting Program I have come to understand that a strong attachment, safe and secure upbringing enables us to feel connected and is what makes us truly grow into a well round individual.

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Adelaide SA 5001