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2.Discuss the social, political and economic issues with regard to this article3.Write a short reflection on how own culture, western systems and structures have impacted these people and how they engage with services offered in the communityProtective and risk factorsWhile there are issues such as housing, employment andeducation that affect everyone, there are also specific protective and risk factors that have a high impact on the social emotional wellbeing and rates of depression among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Protective factorsenable people to feel strong and resilient. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities these may include:social connectedness and sense of belongingconnection to land, culture, spirituality and ancestryliving on or near traditional landsself-determinationstrong Community governancepassing on of cultural practices.Significant risk factorsthat can impact on the social emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities include:widespread grief and lossimpacts of the Stolen Generations and removal of childrenunresolved traumaseparation from culture and identity issuesdiscrimination based on race or cultureeconomic and social disadvantagephysical health problemsAssessment by Madison White
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleincarcerationviolencesubstance misuse.The experience of racial discrimination is worth specific focus. Over half of people who have experienced discrimination have reported feelings of psychological distress.-people/risk-factorsThere are many of social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people:Health Issues:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffer greater health burdens compared tothe non-Aboriginal population. Durie (1999) explained that the poor health status of Aboriginal peoples is due to economic disadvantage, resource alienation and political oppression.Economic Issues:Income and education impact on an individual’s ability to ‘engage’ and ‘influence’ society. Indigenous Australians are known to have the lowest economic status of all Australians. Poor socio-economic, education and employment levels have links to financial hardship, poverty, debt, homelessness, family breakdown, social isolation and crime. Indigenous Australians suffer disproportionately high levels of domestic violence and over-representation in the justice system.Socio-political factors:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience extreme levels of racism in Australia. This is typified historically by their exclusion from elite and mainstream power structures, as highlighted by Indigenous people not being recognised as Australian citizens until 1967. Nugent (2003) noted that Aboriginal Australians grow