Visit Website This paper outlines the wide gaps in early life outcomes for Indigenous people compared with non-Indigenous people, such as higher rates of poor health conditions, hospital admissions and poor nutrition among Indigenous children. It then discusses how localised early childhood development works to overcome these disadvantages through a range of interventions that are […]
Visit Website Spirit Dreaming Inc. has produced a series of DVD’s exploring family violence from the perspective of Aboriginal women. These DVD’s provide a moving personal account of family violence experienced by Aboriginal women and the impact it has had on their lives. The resource is divided into four parts, with each section documenting real-life […]
Visit Website This resource has been developed as part a project undertaken by Spirit Dreaming Inc. The DVD examines the impact of crime on Aboriginal people and communities. Aboriginal women talk about how they have been affected by crime and trauma, and how they remember life before the incident, how they felt during the event, […]
Visit Website The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health has released the Australian Guidelines for the treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. You can download the full guidelines, and a number of related resources for practitioners and clients, at the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health website.
Visit Website The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the first annual report for the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement. The ‘Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement (NPA): first annual report on health performance indicators’ provides key findings and includes information on the NPA six health indicators.
Visit Website The Australian Indigenous Health Info Net is an online resource for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of Indigenous health. The Australian Indigenous Health Info Net is part of Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and supports information sharing to improve Indigenous health outcomes.
Visit Website The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published a paper written by Professor Judy Atkinson, examining the effects of trauma and overcoming its lasting effects. ‘Trauma-informed services and trauma-specific care for Indigenous Australian children’ provides discussion around appropriate interventions to assist in alleviating the effects of trauma.
Visit Website The Former Office of the Child Safety Commissioner website provides access to a number of resources, including the Kinship Care and Family Contact research series. This research series is compiled of six resources examining children’s experiences of kinship care and family contact, and includes a resource that explores how Aboriginal communities best to […]
Visit Website The Look After Kids Ears website addresses ear disease and Indigenous childcare. The website provides information on families can act to reduce this type of noise exposure, especially among young children. Hearing loss is widespread among young Indigenous children around Australia. A very high proportion of young Indigenous children who attend childcare are […]
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