New resources for GP, dental and aged care services

GPs, dentists and aged care staff will be better placed to support Stolen Generations survivors following the launch of new resources by The Healing Foundation.  The resources were launched recently by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP at Parliament House in Canberra.

The Stolen Generations Factsheets were developed in collaboration with Stolen Generations survivors and peak bodies including the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australian Dental Association, Aged & Community Services Australia and the Aged Care Industry Association.

Interacting with aged care staff, GPs, dentists and other services is often difficult for Stolen Generations survivors, as everyday events can trigger the original trauma of forced removal, particularly if a situation brings back the lack of control Stolen Generations survivors experienced when they were taken from their families.

These Factsheets provide practical tips, tailored for GPs, dentists and aged care workers in providing support to Stolen Generations survivors.

Fact sheets for hospitals, allied health professionals and disability services will become available in 2020.

Read the media release here

“The fact sheets mean that we do not have to repeatedly tell our stories, or have to explain ourselves or be questioned why to be able to get the care we need.”

– Ian Hamm, Stolen Generations Reference Group member

Download the fact sheets here

Download the snapshots here

“This new resource provides essential context and useful tools to assist GPs to identify and understand the impacts of trauma for their patients. These are principles of good clinical practice, which is beneficial for all patients.”

– Associate Professor Peter O’Mara, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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