Commissioned by Catholic Education South Australia, this review informs the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy for Catholic schools in the region. Key themes explored include enhancing cultural responsiveness, valuing Indigenous educators, embracing diversity among Indigenous learners, and decolonizing the curriculum.
Indigenous services leading the way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care
This article in Social Work Education highlights the importance of Indigenous-led out-of-home care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Based on qualitative research, it provides ten directives to non-Indigenous stakeholders, offering guidance on managing mistrust, combating racism, and empowering Indigenous voices. This valuable resource informs practitioners about the need for culturally sensitive and inclusive approaches in supporting Indigenous communities within the child protection system.
Online and digital approaches to support wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
The Australian Institute of Family Studies and Emerging Minds hosted a webinar with three Aboriginal presenters who spoke about online and digital methods to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The webinar addressed barriers to accessing health services, culturally safe digital approaches, and provided insights on best practices.
Online workshop: Exploring cultural connection: supporting First Nations children and young people in out-of-home care
The Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care offers an online workshop for carers and workers, exploring cultural needs of Indigenous children in care and promoting cultural connection as a human right.
Urban Indigenous homelessness: much more than housing
This Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report examines the causes, cultural contextual meanings and safe responses to homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This report has recommendations for future research and action for service providers.
Webinar: Using Indigenous research methodologies to end domestic and family violence
ANROWS is hosting a panel discussion featuring First Nations researchers in domestic and family violence. The webinar delves into the utilisation of Indigenous research methodologies to shape culturally appropriate policy and practice responses.
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
This ANROWS research report aims to develop a culturally safe practice framework for professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families experiencing domestic violence. It highlights the need for improved responses to intergenerational trauma and greater focus on healing to reduce distress among children and young people. The report is valuable for practitioners seeking to enhance their support with trauma-informed and culturally responsive approaches.