Policy and Practice Roundtable May 2019


Building Safer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families by Building Culturally Safer Policy and Practice

Event Details

Date: Thursday 23 May 2019

Venue:  Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA)
220 Franklin Street, Adelaide


Karen Glover

Amanda Mitchell


Kristina Birchmore
SA Women’s and Children’s Health Network

Kelsey Hegarty
University of Melbourne, Safer Families Centre

Shawana Andrews
University of Melbourne, Safer Families Centre

Kootsy Canuto
Wardliparingga, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Health




Roundtable format

This event has already occurred.


  • Understanding the state of research knowledge of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander / Indigenous contexts;

  • Recognition of Aboriginal family violence as a health issue;

  • Information sharing about respectful research processes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through guidelines such as ACCORD and NHMRC;

  • Clarifying and agreeing on language for early intervention in health settings;

  • Knowledge translation and exchange about research findings from selected Aboriginal focussed projects with a strengths approach;

  • Building on and developing new partnerships for current and potential Safer Families research in South Australia;

  • Networking among research, service delivery, policy and planning people with responsibility for keeping families, individuals and communities safe, and

  • Reducing institutional racism.