Working together in a good way: Relationships between local Indigenous and fly-in workers delivering a parent–child programme in remote Aboriginal communities

Carolin Stock, Sarah Mares, Gary Robinson

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    Abstract

    This article considers what successful working relationships between fly-in professionals and Aboriginal community workers involve. Interviews with six Aboriginal workers and the experience of the jointly delivered Let’s Start parent–child programme in remote north Australian Indigenous communities confirm the importance of developing positive relationships within a both-ways learning approach, drawing on each other’s strengths, and the significance of reflection on practice. Working cooperatively enables effective programme implementation, supports incorporation of new learning into practice, and benefits local Aboriginal community members through employment and development opportunities. This model has relevance for health and community programmes delivered in remote Aboriginal communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-61
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Social Work
    Volume62
    Issue number1
    Early online date12 Jun 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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