Conceptual Foundations

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Conceptual Foundations2018-10-25T04:10:53+00:00

Introduction

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) has its genesis in the substantial work of the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP). The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention builds on the work of ATSISPEP. The CBPATSISP website is intended to provide a clearinghouse and comprises:

  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention evaluation framework;
  • A systems approach suicide orevention planning, implementation and evaluation Guide (with Black Dog Institute);
  • A clearing house of best and promising practice Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention suicide prevention programs and services;
  • A clearing House of best practice research about Indigenous suicide prevention;
  • A Indigenous Goverance Framework for PHNs (with Black Dog Institute);
  • A Comprehensive Range of Resources; and
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and a World Indigenous suicide prevention conferences.

The initial development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Evaluation Framework was completed as one of the key aims of ATSISPEP, an initiative funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Australian Government to identify what programs and services are most effective in helping reduce the high rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide. ATSISPEP was led by Professor Pat Dudgeon and managed by the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS), at the University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute and the Healing Foundation (HF).

Contact Us

School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia

39 Fairway, Nedlands, WA 6009.

cbp.clearinghouse@uwa.edu.au 

+61 8 6488 1570

Acknowledgement of Country:

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and their Elders past, present and emerging. We also wish to acknowledge and respect the continuing culture, strength, and resilience of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as well as our Indigenous members from other parts of the world.

Disclaimer:

“The terms ‘Aboriginal’, ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ and ‘Indigenous’ are used interchangeably. It is acknowledged that there are many cultural differences between and within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the use of differing terms does not intend to disregard such differences.” © Copyright 2018