The Torres Strait Islands are a group of about 274 small islands, distributed across an area of around 48,000 km 2. At its narrowest point the area extends around 150 km north-south, and at its widest point around 300 km from east to west a total Torres Strait Islander population of 28 744 but this figure does not include those who claim dual Islander/Aboriginal identity. Torres Strait Islanders thus represent less than 10 per cent of the Indigenous Australian population, and they have been relatively neglected by government authorities, opinion makers, the media and academia Introduction The establishment of 38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Family Centres (ACFCs) across Australia was a major initiative in the development of integrated services that respond holistically to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young children and their families
Torres Strait Islander leadership has been advocating to have this cultural practice legally recognised for more than 30 years. It aims to bridge the gap between traditional lore and western law for caregivers and children from extended Torres Strait Islander families. Ms Lui said the Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander. the presence of family violence, family structure (e.g., single parent) or age of children (young vs school aged This paper highlights older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's.
Poverty, assimilation policies, intergenerational trauma and discrimination and forced child removals have all contributed to the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care, as have cultural differences in childrearing practices and family structure (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [HREOC], 1997. Our mission. To tell the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. Create opportunities for people to encounter, engage with and be transformed by that story. Support and facilitate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural resurgence. Shape our national narrative. Strategic Plan 2018-23 (PDF, 4.7MB Torres Strait Islanders have a higher median age of death, although the causes were similar to the Aboriginal population. Those Torres Strait Islanders living in the Torres Strait were more likely to speak a language other than English. Torres Strait Islanders were more likely to have completed Year 10 One of the most common causes of homelessness in Australia is domestic and family violence. It is widely understood that one of the most afflicted communities is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. The Little Children are Sacred Report highlighted the mistreatment of Aboriginal women and children in the Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences comprise a wide range of people with different communication needs, information preferences, and expectations of government. These different needs are influenced by factors including location, levels of literacy, age, cultural considerations, and access to technologies
4.1.2 Networks of leaders. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership is networked leadership. There are networks of leaders who are closely related to each other through shared responsibilities and interconnected roles. For example, today there are leaders of extended families, clan groups, kinship groups and nations In Australia, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households, 17.0% were a couple family with no children, 32.6% were a couple family with children and 27.9% were a one parent family. In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group. Welcome. Kurbingui is an Aboriginal community based and driven not for profit organisation that offers services to the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander community members, families, children and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Regions the Torres Strait Islander flag. Family and kinship • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have strong family values and an extended family structure. The concepts of extended family and 'community as family' in Aboriginal communities encompass the idea that children are not just the concern of th
2.4 Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of, and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages. 3.5 Demonstrate a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement. 3.7 Describe a broad range of strategies for involving parents/carers in the educative process Torres Strait Islander leadership has been advocating to have this cultural practice legally recognised for more than 30 years. It aims to bridge the gap between traditional lore and western law for caregivers and children from extended Torres Strait Islander families. Ms Lui said the Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander. Torres Strait Islander population has a third world age structure. This means there are relatively more children, fewer adults and very few elders in the community. This reduces the availability of healthy adults Family and community issues may also be affecting a child's wellbeing Torres Strait Islander child Page 1 of 12 Introduction For an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child his or her family, community, clan, traditions and • helps increase the knowledge and understanding of the child's place in their family, kinship and community structure Nations, Clans and family groups. Share. In this section you will find out why it is important to consider the different Aboriginal groups and how they are structured when working with Aboriginal communities. Share. YouTube
Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 provides the successful recognition, conservation and protection of the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage. Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008 states that helping people in reforming community areas that would take responsibilities for the well being of aboriginal communities When placing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child or young person in care, the department is required to give consideration to placement with a member of the child's family group in accordance with the additional elements in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (section 5C and section 83 of the Child. Family violence - key messages. Family violence is abhorrent and has no place in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander societies. It is a scourge that is causing untold damage and trauma among Indigenous communities, to our women and children, and to the fabric of Indigenous cultures
Indigenous population. In 2016, an estimated 798,365 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in Australia, representing 3.3% of the total Australian population (ABS 2018b). The Indigenous population is projected to reach about 1.1 million people by 2031 (ABS 2019). Among the Indigenous population in 2016 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing. GRAICCHS has an Indigenous Family Wellbeing Service for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people (unborn to 18 years) at risk of entry or re-entry into statutory child protection system and their families
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (respectfully hereafter 'Indigenous' (Unless distinguishing both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Peoples is deemed important to the point at hand)) health research operates in an environment of ambiguity and is beset with ethical and practical deficiencies In the Torres Strait, it can sometimes take hours, even days, for police to arrive after a crime's been reported. And often, by the time officers step foot on the island, the situation has been. Healing is a complex and often lengthy process; 'a journey rather than an event.' Healing models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people need to reflect their unique history, culture and family and community structure, and holistic world view. While there are diverse approaches to Indigenous healing both overseas and within Australia, international research has identified a number.
The Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages is written in the bands Foundation - Year 2, Years 3-6 and Years 7-10. In the absence of pedagogical evidence across the country for all these languages, these broad bands of learning provide maximum local flexibility in curriculum development The Commission has endorsed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Position Statement to support Catholic School Authorities as they form collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, parents, community and organisations to enable students to have equitable access to quality Catholic education that is.
It contextualises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female offending within experiences of trauma, including isolation; family and sexual violence; and child removal. It outlines how proposals in other chapters may address the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and asks what more can be done a review of criminological and legal literature, policy, and practice in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law and Culture and family violence (with priority given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars, organisations, and respected community members . The tool encourages you to reflect on the core elements of the ATSICPP within your practice, both as part of your supervision and when talking directly with families
Watch child friendly movies about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Encourage children to use traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design in their works. Try some art and craft projects related to values and beliefs; Go on bushwalk- talk about bush, land, sea. Play and listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music y Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use health care services reluctantly, and palliative and end-of-life care services rarely, due to a range of factors.3 y Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are not averse to the principles of holistic family-centred models of care that underpin contemporary palliative and end-of-life care 4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2000. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are disadvantaged relative to other Australians with respect to a number of social and economic factors, such as education, income, employment and housing. This places them at greater risk of poverty, violence, ill health and reduced wellbeing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators can also play an important role in growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher workforce. Of prime importance is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators are recognised as belonging to the education profession, as well as for their special role as a connector to culture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customary law and cultural traditions and guides social behaviour. Background and Origins Australia's Indigenous peoples have occupied the mainland for at least 60,000 years and the Torres Strait Islands for at least 10,000 years. At the time of the first arrival of the Europeans t
You decide to begin by contacting your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups, hoping to build a partnership with them using the Centre's Mabo Day celebrations as a starting point. This is the first time your Centre has 'reached out' to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, so you want to make a good impression Of the indigenous population, approximately 90% self-identify as Aboriginal, 6% as Torres Strait Islander, and 4% as both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.8 The Northern Territory, a vast state covering 1.3 million square kilometers in the north of the country, has the highest percentage of indigenous people, with 29.7% of the territory. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Budget Statement 2020-21. The ACT Government is committed to delivering equitable outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans. In February 2019, the Government signed up to a new partnership with the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elected Body through the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait. This will be a historic piece of legislation that will ensure Torres Strait Islander children and adults who have been part of this traditional family structure can have their legal identity. Are you doing Torres Strait Islander family history? The Margaret Lawrie collection has genealogies of Torres Strait Islander peoples from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Discover a valuable tool for your Torres Strait Islander family history research
Torres Strait Islanders - Marriage and Family. Marriage. Courtship was traditionally initiated by the prospective wife, who expressed her interest in a young man by sending him a small gift—usually through his sister. Should the boy be interested, the girl's parents would eventually involve themselves in negotiations with the boy's family to. Generally speaking, there are two distinct groups of Indigenous people in Australia - Torres Strait Islanders, who come from the Torres Strait Islands north of Cape York in Queensland, and Aboriginal people, who come from all other parts of Australia. Amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, there are many different languages. Torres Strait Islander and Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui today introduced a Private Member's Bill, Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Bill 2020. This Bill was introduced with the full support of the Palaszczuk Government and was adopted by the Government Family violence is acknowledged as an issue of national importance, both generally and among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. There are many barriers to assessing its true extent but this report presents information currently available in relation to Indigenous Australians The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010 - 2033 is focused on the provision of culturally appropriate health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers and communities. Cultural capability refers to the skills, knowledge, behaviours and systems that are required to plan, support, improve.
7. The centrality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family and kinship must be recognised, as well as the broader concepts of family and the bonds of reciprocal affection, responsibility and sharing. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have a much broader support system than the typical non-Indigenous family structure Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in healing family violence emergingminds.com.au Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family violence practice profile example Knowledge indicator Knowledge Practice Strategies for development Unacceptable use in practice Practitioner knows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health i Impact of colonisation on aboriginal and torres strait islanders. Colonization in Australia has great influence on the cultures of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people. Approx. more than 500 people were inhibited in Australia before British settlement. Indigenous cultures originated over 50000 years ago Western culture usually adopts a nuclear family structure, whereas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities often adopt an extended family system, which can include distant relatives. The extended family system shares social and cultural responsibilities with other family members. Naming the deceased / use of photograph
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees benefit from collegiate and culturally safe support. You may be taking on the role of an academic or a personal mentor. An academic mentor provides support in terms of the trainee's knowledge, skills and professional qualities in line with the learning outcomes of the ACD Training Program Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men rarely rate a mention within discussions of parenting unless framed in the negative, or as the cause of dysfunctional family life. Consequently, the roles and responsibilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men within parenting have largely been neglected or ignored. This scoping review aimed to identify and describe Aboriginal and Torres. A key approach towards addressing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system is to develop and build on their knowledge and understandings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family and community structures and child-rearing practices Torres Strait Islander eople For an organisation to be 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled', it must form a majority membership from the local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. The membership mandates the organisation to act in the interests of the members and their community. The Board o The Australian Aboriginals are encompassed with many distinct people developed over the past 50,000 years. This blog is about the impact of western systems and structures on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. You will learn about the different factors affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their cultures
In order to produce a suite of culturally appropriate resources from the existing KidsMatter structure, a participatory framework of respectful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was developed to ensure that the resources directly met the social and emotional needs of Indigenous children and their parents and care-givers Key Finding 8: How an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, family or community grieves depends on their cultural beliefs, customs, kinship systems and attitudes to death and loss. Key Finding 9: Certain customs associated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grief can impac
Information for this article is drawn from a range of data sources including the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), the 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS), the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) and the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) 4.3% of Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents were aged 65 years and over, compared with 16.6% of non-Indigenous residents. Family & living arrangements. A large proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households were single family households (75.1%) Survey of the history, society, and culture of the Australian Aboriginal peoples, who are one of the two distinct Indigenous cultural groups of Australia. It is generally held that they originally came from Asia via insular Southeast Asia and have been in Australia for at least 45,000-50,000 years We conduct cutting-edge innovative and multidisciplinary large-scale research in areas across the social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. Our approach across the program is to conduct research in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities, and organisations, and to frame our work using a strengths.
The Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs is a senior Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff member of the MCA and as such initiates relevant programming and is a principal source of advice in relation to the achievement of the MCA's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commitments and interests Torres Strait Islander art is art developed by a Torres Strait Islander artist or artists. These artworks take many forms, and are sought-after nationally and internationally: paintings and drawings on board, canvas, paper, sculptures and ornaments. sculptures and carvings in traditional materials such as stone, wood, bone, and other plant and. The Torres Strait Islanders Media Association (TSIMA) was about to take shape in an embryonic form. Nomination of delegates by community leaders took place at this meeting and six delegates were selected as the interim committee, to represent areas in the QEH, eastern group, near and top western group, and the central islands Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in child protection decision‐making - Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care View Recognising the strength of culture, Aboriginal cultural response for the Child and Family Health Service discussion paper - Government of South Australi Health plan. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023 is an evidence-based policy framework designed to guide policies and programs to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the decade from 2013 to 2023.. The vision of the health plan is: that the Australian health system is free of racism and inequalit Torres Strait Islander organisations and initiatives that prevent and respond to family violence; and • national leadership and knowledge-sharing gatherings for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men. 4. That a formal mechanism be established to support the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander