Continuity, Engagement and Integration: Early Intervention in Remote Australian Aboriginal Communities

Gary Robinson, Sarah Mares, Fiona Arney

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Abstract

Over the last decade there has been at best limited implementation of preventive interventions for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families in remote communities of northern Australia despite growing involvement in the child protection system. This paper describes challenges for services seeking to engage parents who are subject to child protection measures. Brief case studies from an early intervention program in a remote community illustrate that responsiveness and continuity of engagement of parents over time is a necessary basis for an integrated approach to meeting the needs of vulnerable children and families in very remote settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-124
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Social Work
Volume70
Issue number1
Early online date21 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017

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