An Aboriginal-led research project is developing greater understanding of the complex challenges Aboriginal families face reunifying with children removed to out-of-home care.
New projects will focus on restoration of children from out of home care and Indigenous content in curriculum.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
A symposium at UNSW on 26 May will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report.
Mainstream family violence services must also become culturally sensitive and responsive so they too can provide services to Indigenous community members, writes Kyllie Cripps.