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Indigenous perspectives on operation RESET: an initiative to improve the identification and prosecution of child sexual abuse incidents in remote indigenous communities

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posted on 2019-06-01, 00:00 authored by Catherine Bailey, Therese Knight, J Koolmatrie, Sonja Brubacher, Martine Powell
Objective: Child sexual abuse in remote Indigenous communities is prevalent and damaging, and finding solutions has been challenging. This study is an evaluation of Indigenous stakeholders' experiences of an intervention aimed at addressing child sexual abuse in remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia. Method: Nine interviews were analysed using a thematic analysis methodology. Interviewees included family members of children who had been sexually abused, and Indigenous service providers who lived in the communities. Results: Three broad themes emerged from the analysis: communication, action and presence, and working together to address child sexual abuse. Stakeholders described how the engagement with the team was respectful and collaborative, communication and service provision were excellent and stakeholders felt that they had a strong part to play in the process. Engagement, trust, warm relationships, and excellent outcomes were strong features of this initiative. Conclusions: The operation was seen as a new way of working together, and was strongly endorsed by the Indigenous participants interviewed in this study.

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Journal

Australian psychologist

Volume

54

Issue

3

Pagination

187 - 192

Publisher

Australian Psychological Society

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0005-0067

eISSN

1742-9544

Indigenous content

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologise for any distress that may occur.

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, The Australian Psychological Society

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