In this episode, Clyde and Rose reflect on their personal and communities’ experiences of contact with mainstream services and practitioners, including some that have been helpful, and some that have not. They share examples of organisations and practitioners that have created relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, and the skills and knowledge that is needed to engage with rural and remote communities.
In this episode you will learn about:
- the implications of past policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (06:00)
- the role of connections to kinship/Country and culture has on community wellbeing (11:43)
- examples of practitioner’s profiles and the skills and knowledge that has supported effective engagement with communities (25:35) and (34:48); and
- understanding self-determination through listening to a community’s history – the importance of community autonomy (38:26).
Further information and resources:
The preferred terminology used by Emerging Minds in our resources is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as guided by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing National Consultancy Group.