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Record ID: 4543b38c-f4e0-4a09-805a-047970629ce2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192315626
Type: Journal Article
Title: A Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Public Health Emergency Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Australia, Developed during COVID-19
Authors: Heris, Christina L.
Chamberlain, Catherine
Atkinson, Caroline
Mohamed, Janine
Fiolet, Renee
Jones, Kimberley A.
Bennetts, Shannon K
Bright, Tess
Graham, Simon
Kamitsis, Ilias
Keywords: complex trauma
ANRA Topic: Children and young people
Natural disasters and pandemics
ANRA Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Children and young people population
Categories: ANROWS Completed Register of Active Research projects
Year: 2022
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Volume 19, Issue 23
Abstract:  The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic impacted peoples’ livelihoods and mental wellbeing. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia continue to experience intergenerational trauma associated with colonization and may experience trauma-related distress in response to government responses to public health emergencies. We aimed to develop a culturally responsive trauma-informed public health emergency response framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led study involved: (i) a review of trauma-informed public health emergency responses to develop a draft framework (ii) interviews with 110 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents about how COVID-19 impacted their lives, and (iii) a workshop with 36 stakeholders about pandemic experiences using framework analysis to refine a culturally responsive trauma-informed framework. The framework included: an overarching philosophy (cultural humility, safety and responsiveness); key enablers (local leadership and Eldership); supporting strategies (provision of basic needs and resources, well-functioning social systems, human rights, dignity, choice, justice and ethics, mutuality and collective responsibility, and strengthening of existing systems); interdependent core concepts (safety, transparency, and empowerment, holistic support, connectedness and collaboration, and compassion, protection and caring); and central goals (a sense of security, resilience, wellbeing, self- and collective-efficacy, hope, trust, resilience, and healing from grief and loss).
Notes: 

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Project title

Healing the past by nurturing the future: Learning how to identify and support Indigenous parents who have experienced complex childhood trauma

Background

Complex childhood trauma causes profound and long-lasting effects on physical, social and emotional wellbeing, which can be triggered during the transition to parenthood and impede the capacity of parents to nurture their children. This transition offers a unique opportunity for healing and preventing intergenerational transmission of trauma. This project co-designs and evaluates acceptability and feasibility of screening and support for Indigenous parents experiencing complex trauma.

Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (GNT1141593)

Funding budget

$1,193,719

Project start date

June 2018

Expected completion date

December 2022

URI: https://anrows.intersearch.com.au/anrowsjspui/handle/1/22302
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