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Empowered communities: empowered peoples: design report

Posted on: 1 April, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 2, April 2015 – June 2015
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Policies Social issues

Wunan Foundation, Empowered Communities Steering Committee (2015)
Empowered communities: empowered peoples: design report
Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia

This report outlines a ten-year social policy framework for the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

The framework was developed from the Empowered communities project that aimed to ensure government policy and investment is guided by local leaders to make a genuine and practical difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Eight Indigenous communities with different histories, locations and population sizes identified similar factors impacting on their cultural and social and emotional wellbeing.

This report is an important contribution to our understanding of how social and emotional wellbeing in Indigenous communities can be improved in practice, including ways to reduce community distress associated with suicide.

The report is a joint effort of a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from across Australia, brought together by the Jawun Indigenous Partnerships Corporation.

Abstract adapted from The Wunan Foundation

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