Evaluation of Intergenerational Trauma Initiatives
Prof Fiona Arney (Australian Centre for Child Protection), Dr Tim Moore, Prof Morag McArthur
The Healing Foundation
The Healing Foundation is an independent Indigenous organisation engaging communities to develop healing amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It commissioned three Aboriginal controlled agencies in Kununurra, Darwin and Brisbane to develop programs that help communities (particularly children, young people and families) to deal with intergenerational trauma. In partnership with the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP), ICPS evaluated these initiatives.
This evaluation was the first large-scale study across multiple jurisdictions to provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness of diverse approaches to addressing intergenerational trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.