Acceptability of an Aboriginal wellbeing intervention for supporters of people using methamphetamines

Whiteside, Mary, MacLean, Sarah, Callinan, Sarah, Marshall, Peter, Nolan, Sandra, and Tsey, Komla (2018) Acceptability of an Aboriginal wellbeing intervention for supporters of people using methamphetamines. Australian Social Work, 71 (3). pp. 358-366.

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Abstract

Families and workers often suffer significant stress while supporting people who are experiencing problems related to methamphetamine use yet there is little evidence on how best to help. Small pilot studies can provide valuable information about potential ways to intervene. This paper presents a pilot study of an Aboriginal family wellbeing intervention with workers in an Aboriginal health service. The pilot indicated that participation in the intervention improved the psychosocial empowerment and wellbeing of workers, that these workers perceived the program as relevant to families, and that this was an intervention they felt they could deliver to clients themselves.IMPLICATIONSAn Aboriginal family wellbeing intervention was piloted and found to improve the empowerment and wellbeing of workers. Participants regarded it as highly relevant for families supporting people using methamphetamines and other drugs.This research has added to our knowledge about how to assist those supporting Aboriginal people using methamphetamines and other drugs.

Item ID: 54573
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-0748
Keywords: Indigenous issues, substance abuse, intervention study
Copyright Information: © 2018 Australian Association of Social Workers
Funders: La Trobe University (LTU), Lowitja Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Projects and Grants: LTU grant number 1026194
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 07:34
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 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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