Discussions about: Family

Parenting efficacy in parents of Indigenous children

Written by Deborah Kikkawa, Department of Social Services

The quality and stability of a child’s human relationships in the early years lay the foundation for a wide range of later developmental outcomes (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2004). In their early years, the most important relationships children have are with their parents. Strategies for supporting parents are recognised as an effective way to improve the health, well-being and development of children.

Strengths of Australian Aboriginal cultural practices in family life and child rearing

This recently-published CFCA paper explores some of the characteristics of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to effective family functioning, and how these practices can have positive effects on children and communities.

Working with Indigenous men in behaviour change programs

In this interview, Mary Stathopoulos interviews Edward Mosby (Psychologist, Therapeutic Team Leader, and program developer) and Gil Thomsen (Behaviour Change and Addictions Counsellor, and program facilitator), both at Helem Yumba in Queensland.

Helem Yumba Central Queensland Healing Centre is a community organisation in Rockhampton, Queensland, which offers support and counselling services for individuals and families at risk of domestic and family violence.

Men's behaviour change program reconnects families

This article describes the story of one man's experience of his engagement with a Male Behaviour Change program run by the Central Queensland Healing Centre.

How can services create sustainable change with Aboriginal families?

This report from The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) examines the complex issue of Aboriginal disadvantage by starting with something concrete that can be directly influenced: the delivery of family services.