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Talking family healing: East Kimberley gathering report

Posted on: 12 September, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 3, July 2016 – September 2016
Related to Healing Social and emotional wellbeing Men

Healing Foundation (2016)
Talking family healing: East Kimberley gathering report
Canberra: Healing Foundation

This report outlines discussions held at the family healing gathering Woorrb Yarrenkoo Ninggooneng Ngoodengig Woonjoo-gerring in Kununurra, Western Australia in November 2014.

The gathering included more than 100 community members and agencies from the East Kimberley communities of Kununurra, Wyndham, Kalumburu, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy, Derby and Broome.

Topics discussed include:

  • family violence
  • child abuse and neglect
  • intergenerational trauma
  • grief, loss and suicide.

The report includes five recommendations of ways forward for the future.

The gathering and report was a partnership between the Healing Foundation and Gawooleng Yawoodeng Aboriginal Corporation.

Abstract adapted from the Healing Foundation

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