The guiding principles that inform the overall work of the CBPATSISP and specifically the CBPATSISP Evaluation Framework include the key principles of the LiFE Framework and the nine guiding principles from The National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well Being 2017-2023. The renewed Framework is endorsed by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and represents agreement among a wide range of stakeholders on the broad strategies needed to support the whole-of-life view of health held by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
These principles take into account the cultural, social, spiritual, economic, historical and contemporary context of Indigenous communities in the delivery of health, mental health and social service. They require that program service delivery and practices are adapted to local cultural and community context to facilitate community engagement, ownership and thereby the likely uptake of prevention initiatives. These principles are: