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Guidelines for the delivery of culturally sensitive and flexible counselling for Indigenous carers (2007)

Author

Monahan L, Twining C

City

Melbourne

Type

Report

Institution

Carers Victoria

 

Description

These guidelines have been developed for non-Indigenous counsellors who provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers. The guidelines aim to develop the skills and knowledge of non-Indigenous counsellors so they can better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who care for someone with a disability, mental illness, or chronic condition.

The guidelines are presented in two parts:

The guidelines are the result of a research project that looked at the impact of caregiving on Indigenous carers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

These guidelines should be read by all non-Indigenous counsellors who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers. The guidelines will help non-Indigenous counsellors understand how caring for someone with a disability, mental illness, or chronic condition impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so they can better support these carers and their families.

Contact details

Carers Victoria
Level 1
37 Albert Street
PO Box 2204
Footscray VIC 3011
Ph: 1800 242 636 (freecall)
Ph: (03) 9396 9500
Fax: (03) 9396 9555
Email: reception@carersvictoria.org.au

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Last updated: 16 February 2012
 
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