Deadly Story is a great online portal and resource that aims to support Aboriginal children and young people to grow in their knowledge of who they are, where they belong, where they come from, what they do, what they believe and what symbolises Aboriginal culture to them. It is a great way to learn about family finding, genograms, as well as having educational and employment resources.
VACCA has redeveloped five tools from the Kids Central Toolkit, Child's Voice, specifically for Aboriginal children, which provides talking tips and guidance for using the tools with Aboriginal children.
Read it here.
SNAICC, in collaboration with VACCA, have developed Keeping Our Kids Safe: Cultural Safety and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
These resources supports organisations engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and communities to implement the National Principles in a culturally safe way by providing practical advice for all levels of an organisation. It highlights considerations that will help organisations to make sure their spaces are culturally safe, and free from racism and discrimination.
Download the guide - Keeping Our Kids Safe: Cultural Safety and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, that gives practical advice on how to implement the National Principles in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities.
Watch the animated video - Keeping Our Kids Safe: Understanding Cultural Safety in Child Safe Organisations, that gives viewers an introduction to the National Principles through a cultural lens.
'Keeping Aboriginal Children Safe In A Mainstream Organisation’ is a video resource/tool for mainstream organisations to provide cultural safety for an Aboriginal child in the context of child safe standards. The video clip explores the three key areas 1. Being culturally competent. 2. Providing a culturally safe space and 3. Ensuring an Aboriginal child has a voice. The clip was developed by Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and funded by the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS).