"The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community." - William James
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CollaborativeSocialWork3Collaborative Social Work Research with Aboriginal Communities to Address Family Violence

Liz Orr, Jim Waker, Marlene Burchill 

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Developmental Lessons from the Capricornia Arts Mob (CAM)

Bronwyn Fredericks, Pamela Croft Warcon, Kaylene Butler and Howard (Joe) Butler

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Youth program workforce in remote Indigenous communities: what do we need and what can we expect?

Melissa A. Lindeman PhD & Anna Flouris PhD

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Weaving the Narratives of Relationship into Community-Based Participatory Research

Michael Wright, Margaret Culbong, Margaret O'Connell, Tanya Jones, Danny Ford

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Strengthening our Children, Strengthening our Communities: Stories of support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood centres

Annabel Darbyshire RMIT University Social Work student at SNAICC

38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Family Centres (CFC’s) and 270 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Budget Based Funding (BBF) services provide critical supports to empower and strengthen children, families and communities. These integral services are currently faced with an uncertain funding future. The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has been working with local communities for the past 12 months to lobby government for adequate and sustainable funding for these services. In this paper, a thematic analysis of a postcard action that SNAICC has developed to mobilise local awareness and support for the issue was undertaken, in order to explore the unique qualities and strengths of the services. Three key themes emerged from this analysis that identify the importance of the services: fostering a strong cultural identity, reducing barriers to access, and strengthening communities and increasing opportunities.

 

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