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Aboriginal Fields of Practice

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This textbook features a groundbreaking collection of chapters co-written by Aboriginal authors. Informed by current field expertise, it provides an innovative teaching resource that recognizes and appreciates Aboriginal...

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This textbook features a groundbreaking collection of chapters co-written by Aboriginal authors. Informed by current field expertise, it provides an innovative teaching resource that recognizes and appreciates Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing, and demonstrates a commitment to decolonizing and reconciliation within social work and Allied Health. Aboriginal Fields of Practice explores many areas that have not been discussed before in contemporary Australia, including discussion of practice in criminal justice and an understanding of rural and remote practice. This valuable text will provide an excellent grounding for students and practitioners working with Aboriginal peoples.

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  • Teaches students to work appropriately and respectfully across core areas of practice, so that graduates are better prepared for culturally responsive practice with Aboriginal people
  • Contains a range of insights from Aboriginal authors who are uniquely positioned to comment expertly upon their field
  • A practical text providing skills- and knowledge-based chapters for common units offered on Social Work courses

Part 1 - Working with Particular Interest
1. The Intersectionality of Indigeneity and Gender in Australian Social Work (Jacob Prehn, Jaycynta Krakouer and Todd J. Fernando)
2. Working with Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ People (Péta Phelan)
3. From the Margins of the Other’s Other: Indigenous Queers and a Crisis of Recognition (Todd J. Fernando)
4. A Culturally Supportive Ethics of Care: Working with Aboriginal Children and Young People (Jessica Russ-Smith and Amelia Wheeler)
5. Working with Aboriginal Older People (Maddison Williams)
Part 2  - Social Work in Practice Settings
6. How the Practical Perspectives of Health Impact on Aboriginal Males, Family and Communities (Mick Adams, James Smith and Jesse John Fleay)
7. Mental Health as Spiritual Health: Toward New Understandings of a Healing Approach (Joe Williams and Phill Pallas)
8. Child Protection Practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, Families and Communities (Kaylene Malthouse and Fiona Oates)
9. Conversations on Practice in Criminal Justice (Steve Morgan, Clint Hanley, James Fa’Aoso, Claire Walker, Susan Rayment-McHugh and Dimity Adams)
Part 3  - Niche Fields and Emerging Trends
10. Rural and Remote Social Work with Aboriginal People (Stuart McMinn, Clayton Cruse, Rachael Howard, Nathan Murgha and Phill Pallas)
11. First Nation Leaders’ Lessons on Sustainability and the Environment for Social Work (Michael Woodley and Dyann Ross)
12. Resilience-Based Therapeutic Interventions to Address Intergenerational Trauma (Amy Kennedy)
13. An Ethics Framework Embedded in an Indigenous Epistemology: Implications for Social Work Research and Practice (Maggie Walter and Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa)
14. Policy: Agendas and Actions. Analysing Policy Effects on First Australian Peoples (Jennie Briese and Jodie Satour)
15. Aboriginal Activism and Embodying Activism in Social Work (Jessica Russ-Smith and Amelia Wheeler)
16. Mistakes and Misunderstandings: Why Are Social Workers Still Not Getting It Right? (Bindi Bennett, Stuart McMinn, Nigel Millgate and Claire Morse).
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Dr Bindi Bennett is a Gamilaroi cis gendered mother, researcher and social work lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Her interests include equine therapy, trauma, Aboriginal social work, Aboriginal identity and wellbeing as well as increasing cultural responsiveness in social work education. Bindi has over 20 years' practice experience in the fields of Aboriginal social work, child and adolescent mental health, schools and health.

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Dr Bindi Bennett is a Gamilaroi cis gendered mother, researcher and social work lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Her interests include equine therapy, trauma, Aboriginal social work, Aboriginal identity and wellbeing as well as increasing cultural responsiveness in social work education. Bindi has over 20 years' practice experience in the fields of Aboriginal social work, child and adolescent mental health, schools and health.

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