Transforming evidence and practice to promote connection for Aboriginal children,their families and communities Aunt Sue Blacklock, Fiona Arney, Karen Menzies, Gillian Bonser, Paula Hayden. The WINANGAY team.
Transforming evidence and practice to promote connection for Aboriginal children,their families and communitiesAunt Sue Blacklock, Fiona Arney, Karen Menzies, Gillian Bonser, Paula Hayden
Aunty Sue Blacklock
Not-for-profit Aboriginal controlled NGO
To bridge the gap between what is known and what is done to transform the lives of children who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing, abuse and neglect.
There needs to be a fundamental shift in practice for these children and their families
Winangay Resources Inc
of kinship carer…..
“I’m raising him I’m not caring for him ... he’s part of my family”
Aboriginal Kinship Carer consulted by L,Breslin Benevolent Society
“We need specific kinship care tools”
(worker from NSW)
“There isn’t enough being done to develop culturally appropriate tools for assessing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people” (worker from Qld)
Winangay approach aims to:
(Menzies and McNamara, 2009)
S = Strengthsacknowledged
C = Concerns and unmet needs identified
O = Options and opportunities to address needs mobilise resources, provide services
P= Power sharing, participatory respectful processes
E= Enabling capacity, empowerment and equality
How are they going at school?
Looking after you, recharging and staying strong
Can you get where you need to go?
Going to school
Honest and Trustworthy
Are the kids carefully supervised?
NAIDOC Beading class
Is there healthy food at each meal?
Bush foodVisual Cards
mob: 0421 912 757