Programs to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Day, Andrew, Nakata, Martin, and Miller, Keith (2016) Programs to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Australian Social Work, 69 (3). pp. 373-380.

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Abstract

Attending to the social and emotional wellbeing of those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural backgrounds is widely recognised to play a key role in effective social work practice. However, relatively little is currently known about what effective practice comprises, and significant challenges exist in any effort to demonstrate that programs do achieve significant change both for individual participants and the communities in which they live. This paper considers one program, Seasons for Healing, to illustrate the type of intervention that holds promise when working with adults and discusses the difficulties that arise in both defining and assessing program outcomes.

Item ID: 47200
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-0748
Keywords: Indigenous issues, mental health, evidence-based practice
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 100%
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