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We're struggling in here! The phase 2 study into the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre and the needs of their families

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TitleWe're struggling in here! The phase 2 study into the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre and the needs of their families
Author(s)Poroch, Nerelle; Boyd, Kacey; Tongs, Julie; Sharp, Peter; Longford, Eddie; Keed, Steven
DateMay 2011
DescriptionThe Winnunga Phase 2 study aims to understand the specific needs of Aboriginal people in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) in the ACT and the needs of their families. It determines if the best practice Winnunga Model 1 for the delivery of a holistic prison health care service (developed in the Phase 1 2007 Winnunga Study) is relevant to these needs. The study takes into consideration the findings of the ACT Government commissioned Knowledge Consulting and the Burnet Institute reports and follows the rationale of the Phase 1 Study. It presents the findings of the interviews with Aboriginal people related to AMC and people working in AMC supporting organisations to address the three research questions: 1. What are the specific health and social and emotional wellbeing needs of the Aboriginal people in the AMC and are they being med?; 2. What are the specific health and social and emotional wellbeing needs required by the family when a family members in the AMC and on release, and are they being met? and 3. How can the health and social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal people in the AMC and their families be accommodated?
Publication detailsWinnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
Subject(s)Corrections; Evaluation; Program
URL(s)http://www.winnunga.org.au/uploads/docs/NHMRC_AMC_Report_We_are_Stuggling_in_Here.pdf
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