A sustained focus on what works to improve wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is key to overcoming Indigenous disadvantage
Communities and neighbourhoods
A review of the literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations, with a focus on what works in these initiatives.
Christina Battle and Janine Bandit describe a program for parents whose children have been placed in care, and describe best-practice approaches.
Family Links Geelong is the first program to offer support to families of adult defendants facing criminal charges anywhere in Australia or overseas.
A limited but growing amount of Australian research into fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work practices tentatively suggests that a FIFO lifestyle can have positive, negative or few effects on children and on family relationships, depending on the circumstances.
A promising model for capacity-building partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services and non-Indigenous services
The latest approaches to healing intergenerational trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
This paper explores how insights from the field of community capacity-building can improve child welfare practice and policy in Australia.
The time is ripe for an honest conversation about some of the potential drawbacks of collaboration in the community services sector.