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‘My mob is telling their story and it makes me feel good’: here’s what Aboriginal survivors of child sexual abuse told us they need

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posted on 24.08.2021, 22:10 by Carlina BlackCarlina Black, Margarita FredericoMargarita Frederico, Muriel Bamblett

It’s a year since the national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. While national apologies can acknowledge survivors, sorry is just the beginning. Access to healing is needed.

Our research shows a program that strengthens culture and connection for Aboriginal survivors can be more meaningful than mainstream counselling. We’ve shown it’s a successful way to deliver cultural healing.

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22/10/2019

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The Conversation

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The Conversation Media Group Ltd

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Australia

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