On your Country: Living and working respectfully with Aboriginal families in rural Australia

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Abstract

This chapter aims to support increased understanding of the history of Australia's colonisation. It addresses white privilege and the need for welfare practitioners to develop critical self reflection and build their knowledge, skills and cultural competence in order to work respectfully with Aboriginal people who may access services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRural Child Welfare Practice
Subtitle of host publicationStories from "the Field"
EditorsJoanne Riebschlader, Barbara J. Pierce
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter9
Pages94-112
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780190870447
ISBN (Print)9780190870423
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Child welfare
  • Cultural competence
  • Engagement
  • Connectedness

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