Craig Rigney is the CEO of KWY, a specialist Aboriginal family violence organisation that provides holistic wrap-around services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children who are experiencing family violence.
In this podcast you will hear how KWY walks alongside families to provide a holistic family model of care. Craig discusses how culture and other strengths are used to ensure a family-led approach that is based on self-determination. He also shares how KWY has embedded strategies that engage with, and listen to, the views of children, families and practitioners to improve outcomes.
In this episode you will learn:
- why there is a need for family–led decision making when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families [03:42]
- the importance of self-determination in the provision of specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family violence interventions [08:37]
- the importance of taking time and building relationships when engaging with families who are experiencing family violence [15:24]
- how to apply a holistic model of social and emotional wellbeing when providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families [17:19].
Further information and resources:
Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in healing family violence framework guide: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/honouring-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-voices-in-healing-family-violence/