Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
In the Bayside Peninsula region, the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the key organisation servicing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and community members.
For more other information and resources about working with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island communities, in the context of family violence, visit:
- the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service
- the 1800RESPECT website
Resources for Workers
–Breaking The Cycle of Trauma, Koori parenting: What works for us
This Victorian Aboriginal Health Service 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.
-A Quick Guide to Child Protection for Koori Families
A guide developed by the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service.
-Good practice principles: A rights-based framework for engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
A framework developed by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) and 1800RESPECT.
-Safe For Our Kids
A SNAICC guide to family violence response and prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
-Koolin Balit ‘Building The Blocks Of Cultural Competency’ Toolkit
This Koolin Balit Consortium 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.
-Koori Family Violence Police Protocols: what you can expect
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria guide for Koori families.
A website showcasing good practice in the way local government engages with Aboriginal communities.
Educational resource for young people to create meaning for their cultural heritage and identity.
An educational activity resource for young people to map their family tree.