The Healing portal is a world-first hub for Indigenous healing resources.
The online portal, developed in partnership with Edith Cowan University’s Indigenous HealthInfoNet, brings together information about what is working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing and provides culturally appropriate information and the latest research on topics including:
- traditional healing
- Stolen Generations
- children and young people
- education, training and employment.
The portal is always being updated, and we encourage you to help shape it by submitting information about healing programs that are working for your communities and suggesting new resources for inclusion.
Between 1910 and the 1970s up to one in three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were forcibly removed from their families and communities.
Policies like these disrupted cultural practices, impacted identity and created unresolved trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people which has been passed down from generation to generation.
Unresolved trauma contributes significantly to the social and health disadvantages experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people yet is often overlooked in policy and practice.
The healing portal aims to address this by educating workers and policy makers about trauma and best practice Indigenous healing.