Working With Survivors and Offenders of Domestic and Family Violence

Indigenous Spirituality As A Theoretical Approach: Working With Survivors and Offenders of Domestic and Family Violence in community. Joseph Oui Royal Flying Doctors Service Queensland In one in three Australian women have experienced physical violence and one women is killed weekly in Australia. The yearly cost of domestic and family violence in Australia in 2008-09 was estimated at 13.6 billion (DVRCV). Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be …

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The Malpa Project

Mr Don Palmer, CEO of The Malpa Project presented at the 2015 Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium and today shares an update on his presentation titled ‘Child Doctors: an ancient paradigm for the 21st century’. Australian Indigenous people have the highest rate of otitis media in the world- 58% The World Health Organisation says anything over 4% is a “health emergency”. 83% of Indigenous men in NSW jails are functionally …

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Sharon Pech, ABS to speak on Indigenous mental health

Indigenous mental health: We are pleased to announce Sharon Pech as a Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held in just ten days time 10-12 August 2016. Sharon Pech is Assistant Director, National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Sharon will present on ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with a Mental Health Condition’ in the Indigenous Wellbeing stream. The …

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Harry Lovelock from Australian Psychological Society to present on forced adoption

Harry Lovelock, Senior Executive Manager at the Australian Psychological Society will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Abstract Title: Forced adoption and the ripple effect Abstract: The forced removal of children was the subject of a Prime Ministerial Apology in 2012 with state government apologies following thereafter. The mothers, fathers and children who were impacted by these practices have faced multiple systemic barriers …

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Mental health needs high for indigenous

Michelle Henderson, AAP National Medical Writer Mental health services for Aboriginal people in custody need to be developed urgently, according to a study that found most Queensland indigenous inmates suffered from a mental illness. The Queensland Forensic Mental Health Services study of 419 indigenous men and women from six high-security prisons found that about 73 per cent of men and 86 per cent of women had a mental health disorder. …

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