For more information and resources about working with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island communities, in the context of family violence, visit Djirra, formerly the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service or the 1800RESPECT websites.

Practice resources

From Symbols to Systems Framework
This framework presents cultural security templates to guide mainstream services to address culturally based hazards and improve cultural security for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. (The Long Walk and the the Inner North West PCP)

Breaking The Cycle of Trauma, Koori parenting: What works for us
This resource conveys key messages and practical strategies to help Koori parents break inter-generational cycles of trauma within their families. Poster and postcard versions of the resource are also available. (Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Resource)

A Quick Guide to Child Protection for Koori Families
A guide developed by Djirra, formerly the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service.

Koolin Balit ‘Building The Blocks Of Cultural Competency’ Toolkit
This toolkit aims to support health and human service agencies across Melbourne’s north west to provide high quality, culturally responsive, respectful services to the Aboriginal community.(Koolin Balit Consortium)

iTalk – multimedia resources for clients whose first language is a language is a language other than English.

Other resources

Maggolee
A website showcasing good practice in the way local government engages with Aboriginal communities.