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Judy Atkinson


Kungas’ trauma experiences and effects on behaviour in Central Australia

This research explored the lives of 12 Aboriginal women who were clients of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KSVP), and were incarcerated for alleged violent offences in Central Australia. Analysis of their life stories demonstrates the critical need for services that can effectively respond to...

Trauma-informed services and trauma-specific care for Indigenous Australian children

This paper examines how childhood trauma experienced by Indigenous children can be overcome by appropriate interventions. Introduction While many Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children grow up in safe homes and live in safe communities, there are some who do not. In the case of Indigenous...