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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Family and community healing program

 

Overview

The Family and community healing program aims to develop effective responses to family violence in the Central Eastern/Western metropolitan region of Adelaide. The focus of the program is on early intervention and capacity building for Aboriginal families, family and community healing, aiming to equip people with the skills for effective communication and conflict resolution. It comprises a complex and dynamic set of group activities for Aboriginal women, men and youth. Capacity building in mainstream agencies and services is also addressed so that issues of family violence could be tackled within the broader community context.

Strengths of the Program include an evidence-based design, holistic approach, clinical focus, committed staff, inter-sectoral linkages, peer support, mentoring, and Aboriginal cultural focus.

Contacts

Central Northern Adelaide Health Service
GPO Box 1898
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 8222 0800
Fax: (08) 8222 0815
Email: cnahs@health.sa.gov.au

Related publications

Kowanko I, Power C, Stewart T, Fraser R, Love I (2009)

An Aboriginal family and community healing program in metropolitan Adelaide: abstract (Paper No 76).

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Kowanko I, Stewart T, Power C, Fraser R, Love I, Bromley T (2009)

An Aboriginal family and community healing program in metropolitan Adelaide: description and evaluation.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 9(4)

Retrieved 12 October 2009 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/an-aboriginal-family-and-community-healing-program-in-metropolitan-adelaide-description-and-evaluation/

Evaluated publications

Kowanko I, Power C (2008)

Central Northern Adelaide Health Service family and community healing program: final external evaluation report.

Adelaide: Flinders University

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Last updated: 3 September 2012
 
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