Integrating the Family Wellbeing Program into practice: a conceptual model

Onnis, Leigh-ann, Moylan, Robyn, Whiteside, Mary, Klieve, Helen, Smith, Kieran, and Tsey, Komla (2020) Integrating the Family Wellbeing Program into practice: a conceptual model. Australian Social Work, 73 (4). pp. 435-448.

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The experience of trauma in childhood can have lifelong consequences. For Indigenous people the effects can be overcome through protective factors such as connection to family and country, and feeling empowered by having more control over their lives in the socio-political environment in which they are living. There is growing evidence for trauma-informed social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) interventions that foster a sense of empowerment and enable positive personal- and community-level outcomes. However, in the face of challenges such as short-term funding cycles, such programs are hard to sustainably implement and evaluate over time, even where they demonstrate promise. This article reflects on a successful experience of integrating the Family Wellbeing empowerment program into an existing child and family support organisation. It presents the essential elements for integrating a SEWB program as a conceptual model and highlights the implications for sustainable implementation of promising SEWB programs in new settings.

Item ID: 60662
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-0748
Keywords: Cross-cultural Social Work, Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Evidence-based Practice, Trauma
Copyright Information: © 2019 Australian Association of Social Workers.
Funders: Lowitja Institute, Centre of Research Excellence: An Innovation Platform for Integrated Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary Health Care (CRE-IQI), James Cook University (JCU), Cairns Institute, Act for Kids
Projects and Grants: CRE-IQI grant number 1078927
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 01:48
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4204 Midwifery > 420403 Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health @ 60%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440903 Social program evaluation @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920306 Maori Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 70%
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