Strong Families, Safe Kids: Family violence response and prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families Three national peak bodies representing the rights and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (NFVPLS) and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]
Understanding and applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) recognises the importance of connections to family, community, culture and country in child and family welfare legislation, policy, and practice, and asserts that self-determining communities are central to supporting and maintaining those connections. […]
A study conducted by the Public Health Advocacy Institute Western Australia (PHAIWA) has found that Australian media coverage offers an overwhelmingly negative portrayal of Aboriginal health. The Portrayal of Indigenous Health in Selected Australian Media study found 74% of articles about Aboriginal health focused on negative stories within communities, while 11% contained neutral content and […]
Visit Website Longer time-frames than those currently provided are required for programs and services to: * build trusting relationships with Indigenous families and community partners; * identify client needs and to plan and implement appropriate responses; * devise and deliver effective engagement strategies; * foster Indigenous cultural understandings for service staff and for the broader […]
Visit Website The use of tobacco is a major cause of premature mortality and morbidity among Indigenous people in Australia.
Visit Website In A best practice approach to cultural competence training (2009) Farrelly & Lumby review Cultural Competence Training (CCT) programs available nationwide, looking at the information content and mode of delivery the programs used and the shortcomings and areas in need of further development. A summary of the article can be found on the […]