Promising principles and practices for Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing (Australia)
A new book, Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice, offers a framework for understanding Aboriginal mental health that acknowledges the importance of cultural identity and resilience and the impacts of racism, colonization and assimilationist policies. Culturally specific clinical mental health assessment processes and treatment interventions are explored.
The book was developed through a collaboration of the Australian Council for Education Research and the Kulunga Research Network. It is intended for students, staff and providers working in Aboriginal mental health and well-being. The book has been peer reviewed, tested at three sites across Australia, and endorsed by Australian government officials.
For a free electronic copy of the book or to request a hard copy, visit the website for the Kulunga Research Network at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, at www.ichr.uwa.edu.au/kulunga.