Article: The Intersection of Trauma, Racism, and Cultural Competence in Effective Work with Aboriginal People: Waiting for Trust

Abstract
The consistent failure of initiatives aimed at addressing discrepancies between Australia’s Aboriginal and non Aboriginal citizens point to a need to address responses to Aboriginal people by mainstream service providers. This practice paper draws on the experience of Aboriginal and non Aboriginal practitioners in the trauma field to consider the limitations and potential of ‘‘cultural competence’’ as a construct for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  To read more please open the attached PDF.

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