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Our reflection place: Naanggabun Yarning: Aboriginal peer reflection and supervision model and framework

Posted on: 11 January, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 1, January 2016 - March 2016
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Nexus Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (2015)
Our reflection place: Naanggabun Yarning: Aboriginal peer reflection and supervision model and framework
Melbourne: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative: Nexus

This model and framework came about from various stories collected through Aboriginal workforce development projects over a ten year period. These included:

  • An introduction to dual diagnosis for Aboriginal workers
  • Our healing ways research
  • Best practice manual for working with mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • SuperVision: a culturally relevant model for Aboriginal workers.

These projects lead into the development of the Naanggabun yarning project and the framework for peer reflection and clinical or practice SuperVision.

Three programs were structured to train participants how to use the cultural model and framework, culturally relevant ethics and guiding principles, these were the:

  • Peer group reflection
  • One on one peer reflection
  • Cultural framework for clinical supervisors of Aboriginal staff.

Over one hundred and twenty staff completed these training programs by the time the Naanggabun yarning project ended in May 2015. The participants who completed this training validated the cultural relevance of the model and framework, it was seen as a ‘wellbeing tool that should be in all Aboriginal organisations’.

Abstract adapted from Naanggabun Yarning: Aboriginal peer reflection project

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