This practice framework represents two years of intense collaboration between Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) and evidence-building partner, ARTD Consultants. It is believed to be a first of its kind document, bringing together a peer-reviewed evidence base around survivor-led models, collective healing and trauma-informed healing practice with the voices of survivors and descendants of the Stolen Generations.
Integral to the creation of the framework were a series of empathy mapping workshops with survivors and workers led by ARTD, to record survivors’ experiences and model best-practice worker behaviours at each step of the healing journey mapped out by KBHAC. The practice framework will be a living document, continuing to evolve through KBHAC’s work to help restore and reconstruct the identity, dignity and integrity of Aboriginal men who were forcibly removed from their families and placed in the Kinchela Boys Home.
The practice framework recently won the Australian Evaluation Society Awards for Excellence in Evaluation, in the Enhancing the Social Good category.