Web resources: Indigenous families


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January 2017

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) - SA
ADAC helps to ensure the development of effective programs to reduce harm related to substance misuse in Aboriginal communities. This mission will be carried out principally as an information and advisory centre for the Aboriginal community, the wider community and to relevant professionals and institutions, on substance misuse issues.

Aboriginal Fathers Stayin' on Track
Stayin’ On Track is an online resource for young Aboriginal dads developed in collaboration with Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre, the University of Newcastle NSW, and Microsoft. It’s a site for mentoring and supporting mates to stay on track and be good dads.

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC)
This body provides health and health related services for aboriginal communities and comprises 60 NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet makes comprehensive, up-to-date information accessible to people interested in the health of Indigenous Australians. It provides a range of resources. Information is available on data sources, current research, theses, full text material, research findings and bibliographic data.

Bringing them home: The 'Stolen Children' report

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse
This clearinghouse provides access to a collection of information on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.

Guidelines for providing mental health first aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person - Beyondblue
The guidelines have been produced using a rigorous research method that involved extensive consultation with Aboriginal people and have been endorsed by Aboriginal mental health experts as culturally appropriate. Guidelines are available for depression, psychosis, trauma and problem drinking, as well cultural considerations and communication techniques.

To celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievement and keep Indigenous Australians informed on important programs, services and policies, the Australian Government?s Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) has the indigenous.gov.au website. This website is accompanied by

  • a current affairs magazine, titled Indigenous Newslines, published four times a year, and
  • a current affairs radio program, titled Newslines Radio, produced every week.

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse
The aim of the clearinghouse is to promote discussion and disseminate relevant Indigenous justice information to government policy makers and those working in the Indigenous justice field.

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
NACCHO is the national peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Australia.

National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children
The Framework includes Supporting outcome 5: Indigenous children are supported and safe in their families and communities

Indigenous children are supported and safe in strong, thriving families and communities to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous children in child protection systems. For those Indigenous children in child protection systems, culturally appropriate care and support is provided to enhance their wellbeing.

National Indigenous Reform Agreement (Closing The Gap)

Parenting and child health - Family & relationships
Information for parents on a wide range of family and relationship issues, and how they affect the development of children and young people. Specific guides for Aboriginal families are available.

Parenting SA - Aboriginal parent easy guide
Parent Easy Guides (or PEGs as they are affectionately known) bring simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents from birth through adolescence.

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAICH)
QAIHC is the state peak body representing the Community Controlled Health Sector in Queensland at both state and national level. Its membership comprises 19 Community Controlled Health Services (CCHS) located throughout Queensland.

Supporting Indigenous Carers
Carers Queensland provides a range of services and programs to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers.

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
VACCA is a statewide Aboriginal community controlled and operated service established by our community in 1977. VACCA was given the responsibility by their community to promote, advocate and achieve positive changes in the lives of Aboriginal children, young people, their families and their community premised on human rights, self determination, cultural respect and safety.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi ? Doing Good Work for Families
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation is a community-based organisation, working with Aboriginal families in remote Central Australia.

Winangay Resources
Winangay Resources promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and communities and shapes best practice in the development of culturally appropriate resources and training.

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
This web site will help you to improve understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and social reality, and seeing the implications for service delivery and community development.