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Monahan L, Twining C
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
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.
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