Healing our children and young people: A framework to address the impacts of domestic and family violence

Authors Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) Background This resource is for policy makers and practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who have experienced domestic and family violence and have come into contact with child protection systems. This framework is designed to be implemented in local contexts, to…

You can’t pour from an empty cup: Strengthening our service and systems responses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people who experience domestic and family violence

Authors Garth Morgan, Candice Butler, Reno French, Tamara Creamer, Lisa Hillan, Eva Ruggiero, Jennifer Parsons, Gareth Prior, Lela Idagi, Rachel Bruce, Aletia Twist, Tracy Gray, Mary Hostalek, Jamie Gibson, Beverley Mitchell, Traven Lea, Carol Miller, Fred Lemson, Sonya Bogdanek, Ursula Barber, Daryl Higgins, Alex Cahill Background Our First Nations children unfortunately experience high rates of…

Looking for where the light is: creating and restoring safety and healing

Authors Professor Helen Milroy, Rowena Lawrie and Paul Testro, on behalf of The Healing Foundation. Healing Foundation Background This report is focused on culturally based healing responses to respond to children who have been sexually abused and provides a pathway to prevention of child sexual abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The report…

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…