From 1909 up to 1969 more than one hundred thousand Aboriginal andor Torres

From 1909 up to 1969 more than one hundred thousand

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From 1909 up to 1969 more than one hundred thousand Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children were stolen from their families and taken into white family homes or institutions. This was done in an attempt to conform the indigenous children into white society however these cases often resulted in sexual and physical abuse on the young children. They would be employed as house servants and endure daily abuse. It wasn’t until the 1990s the Australian nation took responsibility for the trauma and devastation they put families through but by then it was too late. Families were ripped apart and children lost their identity to their indigenous traces. The sexual abuse most of the time ended in child- rearing so then came about the half-cast children who were an outcast of society along with their indigenous parent, with no place in society for them. 4)List the contact details of 2 specific local Aboriginal services and in your own wordsdescribe what they specialise in to accommodate people in this community.
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4) a) List 2 contributing reasons for disease and ill health experienced by people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background. Not having access to culturally appropriate services or support makes it harder for them to find the health assistance they need Post colonisation the Europeans introduced diseases and changes to indigenous diets and lifestyles, which resulted in deteriorating health. b) Describe the impact on the ability of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to deal with issues involving trauma and illness and what their needs would be. The lack of having resources to help Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in times of trauma and need are what make things much more difficult for indigenous people. For one, most of them do not have access to medical help, or have the finances in order to pay for any health care they may need. In a time of need, lacking medical attention makes things much more difficult. Page 10 of 10 CHCECE001 Develop cultural competency CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/pr Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, V7 January 2016
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