Reconciliation and Over-representation.
What does Reconciliation mean to you? There is an over-representation of young Aboriginal people in the justice system. Reflect with the group on the factors that may cause behavioural and emotional problems in Aboriginal youth and discuss possible interventions and prevention methods.
• Dudgeon, P., Milroy, Helen, Walker, Roz, Australia. Department of the Prime Minister Cabinet, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, & Kulunga Research Network. (2014). Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice (2nd ed.).
Chapter 11: Introduction to National Standards for the Mental Health workforce. pp. 181 – 194.
Chapter 12: Cultural Competence – Transforming Policy, Services, Programs and Practice. pp. 195 – 220.
• Derring, S., Spangaro, J., Lauw, M., & McNamara, L. (2013). The intersection of trauma, racism, and cultural competence in effective work with aboriginal people: Waiting for trust.Australian Social Work, 66(1), 104-117.
• Wilson, A (2014). Addressing Uncomfortable Issues: Reflexivity as a Tool for Culturally Safe Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. 43:2, pp 218–230.
• McDermott, D., & Gabb, D. (2008). How do you teach “Cultural Safety/Cultural Competence/Cultural Ease”. In Psychology and Indigenous Australians: Teaching, Practice and Theory. Second Annual Conference, University of South Australia.