The Healing Foundation has launched a series of fact sheets for general practitioners, dentists and aged care staff titled ‘Working with the Stolen Generations: understanding trauma’.
The resources are designed to guide these professions on providing services to Stolen Generations survivors without triggering trauma.
They were developed in collaboration with survivors and industry bodies including the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australian Dental Association, Aged & Community Services Australia and the Aged Care Industry Association.
The resources are part of The Healing Foundation’s Action Plan for Healing project, funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2017 following the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Bringing them Home report.
An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, commissioned by The Healing Foundation as part of the Action Plan for Healing project, found there are over 17,000 Stolen Generations survivors in Australia today, and by 2023 they will all be aged over 50 and eligible for aged care.
The Healing Foundation intends to develop similar resources for hospitals, allied health professionals and disability services this year.
The current fact sheets are attached. You can also access these at https://healing-foundation.org.au/working-stolen-generations/
Hardcopies of the fact sheets are available by emailing email@example.com or phoning (02) 6272 7500.
A number of existing clinical pathways for Aboriginal health and Older Adults Health and have been linked to Health Professionals resources section in Gippsland HealthPathways page. https://gippsland.healthpathways.org.au/LoginFiles/Logon.aspx?autologon=0