Principled Engagement: Gelganyem Youth and Community Well Being Program
In this chapter we outline a model for engagement with remote Aboriginal communities in the East Kimberley. The model has been developed and implemented over the last four years as a partnership between Aboriginal communities and the University of Notre Dame Australia. The engagement model is based on authentic program ownership by the Aboriginal communities to reduce the incidence of youth suicide. The model is holistic, based on a multifaceted wellness framework that includes personal, group and collective wellness addressed directly and indirectly.
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