Forcible separation and assimilation as trauma: The historical and socio-political experiences of Australian Aboriginal people

Authors Karen Menzies, University of Western Sydney, Forcible separation and assimilation as trauma: The historical and socio-political experiences of Australian Aboriginal people, Social Work and Society, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2019 Prepared by Eva Ruggiero, QATSICPP Policy, Research and Evaluation Background This paper draws on the timeline of historical, social and political events and child…

Aboriginal Participatory Action Research: An Indigenous Research Methodology Strengthening Decolonisation and Social and Emotional Wellbeing (September 2020)

Authors: Pat Dudgeon, Abigail Bray, Dawn Darlaston-Jones and Roz Walker   Background This is a discussion paper and literature review that defines and provides examples of Indigenous Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Indigenous research paradigms and methods, with a focus on action research. Three Indigenous mental health and wellbeing projects are explored: the Kimberley Empowerment,…

Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children – 2020

Authors Healing Foundation Background This research outlines work undertaken by the Healing Foundation and Emerging Minds on a series of resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers working to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of children and families. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family mental health service providers and wellbeing…

Not one size fits all – Understanding the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children (2012)

Authors: Muriel Bamblett, Margarita Frederico, Jane Harrison, Annette Jackson, Peter Lewis (Please note the authors in the study use the term ‘Aboriginal’ inclusively to apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, except when specific mention of Torres Strait Islanders is made) Background This study is focused on the developmental assessments used to measure meaningful…