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Healing Foundation

Description

The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Our work helps people create a different future.

We work with communities to create a place of safety, providing an environment for Stolen Generations members and their families to speak for themselves, tell their own stories and be in charge of their own healing.

The Healing Foundation is also leading the way in research in to Indigenous healing. Our studies are unique, valuable and highly regarded both locally and internationally.

Items authored

Report

11 Feb 2016

Executive summary

This report is a review of the first two years of projects funded under the Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Initiative 2013-2015.

The removal of Stolen Generations members from their families, identity, land, language and culture continues to have a profound...

Report

13 Aug 2013

The trauma experienced by Indigenous people as a result of colonisation and subsequent policies, such as the forced removal of children, has had devastating consequences. The disruption of our culture and the negative impacts on the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples...

Items published

Report

A cultural framework for addressing child sexual abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
22 Oct 2018

This paper sets out a culturally-based practice framework for understanding and responding to child sexual abuse. The framework is designed to create and restore safety and healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.

Report

20 Nov 2017

This paper explores the essential principles required for the development of an effective violence prevention framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and boys, to reduce and prevent violence against women and children. Informed by a knowledge circle of nationally recognised Aboriginal and Torres...

Evaluation

6 Sep 2017

This report presents evaluation findings of an healing program run in the Murri School, Queensland.

Report

23 May 2017

Australia’s ageing Stolen Generations are still struggling with the impacts of unresolved trauma, and need a new policy approach to assist them and their families to heal.

Report

11 Feb 2016

Executive summary

This report is a review of the first two years of projects funded under the Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Initiative 2013-2015.

The removal of Stolen Generations members from their families, identity, land, language and culture continues to have a profound...

Items associated

Report

15 Aug 2018

This report provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations and descendants using a series of ABS surveys. It also presents a range of health and socioeconomic outcomes for the Stolen Generations and descendants, and differences with Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison groups, to...

Report

10 Nov 2016

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) is an important Australian Government response to the above. This report summarises the work of ATSISPEP in expanding the evidence-base for what works in Indigenous community-led suicide prevention.

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Items published/produced

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