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A partnership approach to transitioning policy change in Aboriginal Australian communities

journal contribution
posted on 24.10.2018, 00:00 authored by Roxanne BainbridgeRoxanne Bainbridge, K Tsey, R Andrews, Janya MccalmanJanya Mccalman
Aboriginal Australian communities are subjected to frequent government policy changes. Partnerships developed in a Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach can assist communities to lead these changes in ways that value local knowledge and lived experiences, hold community benefits and position them as equal partners. A partnership model used a CBPR approach to support locally-driven action in two projects. The process findings revealed that CBPR processes hold a place of significance in supporting communities to achieve their goals by adding value to what people are already doing and providing a structured framework from which work. Concluded was that Community-driven participatory action research (CDPAR) vis-à-vis CBPR should be contemplated in the future. CDPAR should be conducted in a partnership framework that considers ethics and the power relationships of the working environment; multiple levels of participation in group membership; holistic structured processes for participation, reflection and action; and social and human capital.

History

Volume

16

Issue

1

Start Page

55

End Page

76

Number of Pages

22

ISSN

1440-5202

Publisher

University of Melbourne

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

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

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues