Integrating the Family Wellbeing Program into practice: a conceptual model

Onnis, Leigh-ann, Moylan, Robyn, Whiteside, Mary, Klieve, Helen, Smith, Kieran, and Tsey, Komla (2019) Integrating the Family Wellbeing Program into practice: a conceptual model. Australian Social Work. (In Press)

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Abstract

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
Funders: Lowitja Institute
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 01:48
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160703 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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