Download File This SNAICC research report considers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in child protection decision-making. The report analyses current legal, policy and systems effectiveness in enabling the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in decisions made for their children.
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.
Download File The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (the Child Placement Principle) was developed to ensure that the child protection system recognises the importance of children staying connected to family, community, culture and country when decisions are made around placement of a child. While aspects of the Child Placement Principle have been […]
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 […]
Download File Through Young Black Eyes is a series of resources to help you develop child safe communities and protect children from the impact of family violence and child abuse. The Through Young Black Eyes: Workshop Facilitators Guide provides guided assistance in running a community or training workshop around domestic violence and child abuse. You […]
Visit Website The Resourcing Parents website has a number of resources for Aboriginal parents and carers. The website has general information on parenting, and covers topics such as pre school child care, Out of Home Care, and safety.
Visit Website The Parenting Research Centre has developed an Indigenous Parenting Support Resource for home-visiting practitioners working with Aboriginal families. The aim of this resource is to support parents to raise happy and healthy children. The resource acknowledges and respects Aboriginal culture and values, and contains information for practitioners working with families.
Visit Website The NSW Family and Community Services website provides support for Aboriginal parents, and foster and kinship carers. The website contains information on health, education, family contact and support. There are many useful resources available on the Aboriginal parents and carers page that can be used to support raising strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]
Visit Website Family Relationships Online provides access to information about family relationship issues and provides information on services that can assist kinship and foster carers.
Download File Description – Flip chart to assist in ‘unpacking’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s cultures and cultural needs. It portrays different aspects of cultural connections that enhance a young person’s sense of identity and wellbeing.