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.

The paper discusses issues surrounding racism, working with Indigenous men in behaviour change programs, family violence in Indigenous communities, the necessity of cultural competence, and how a community working effectively together can have a preventative effect.

Read further here.

What other practices and resources can professionals operating programs in Indigenous communities draw upon? What approaches have others used that have proven effective?