A radical & successful approach to working with Indigenous communities | Denise Hagan | TEDxBrisbane

Traditional western models for 'helping' Aboriginal communities don't work. By turning these models upside down in favour of building authentic relationships and on-the-ground community engagement, Denise Hagan and the Puuya Foundation are empowering a remote Aboriginal community in Cape York, Australia, and delivering successful, life-changing programs. Denise Hagan works at the complicated intersection where the … Continue reading A radical & successful approach to working with Indigenous communities | Denise Hagan | TEDxBrisbane

A prevalence study of children with imprisoned fathers: annual and lifetime estimates

Abstract In Australia, data are not routinely collected on the parental status of prisoners, so there are no official nationwide figures and few State‑based figures. The current study uses data collected in Queensland over a six‑month period to estimate how many Queensland children, in one year and in their entire childhood, experience paternal imprisonment. Additional … Continue reading A prevalence study of children with imprisoned fathers: annual and lifetime estimates

A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

THIS PAPER EXAMINES A CASE STUDY OF A NORTH QUEENSLAND Aboriginal community which is trying to come to grips with a number of problems threatening its social order. In response to community unrest and high levels of juvenile offending, the council closed its canteen in April 1991. However the sly grog trade increased. Later in … Continue reading A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

There are hopeful signs from a number of sources that the “get tough on crime” approach is working, with politicians promising the era of more prisons and longer sentences has had its day. Movements such as Justice Reinvestment – redirecting money earmarked for prisons to address disadvantage in communities prisoners come from – is one … Continue reading Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

The Impact of Homelessness on Women’s Health

On the eve of the National Day of Action against Homelessness and the Housing Crisis (7th April 2018), the National Women’s Council of Ireland has launched a paper documenting the impact of homelessness on women’s health. The paper outlines key recommendations both to address the housing crisis and to support women who are currently homeless. … Continue reading The Impact of Homelessness on Women’s Health