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Launch of the Healing portal

  • 14 September 2015

    Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, in partnership with the Healing Foundation, has today launched a healing portal on the HealthInfoNet website. The healing portal will engage users from a broad range of areas including health, justice, child protection and family violence. At the heart of the portal and Yarning place is the connection with culture, knowledge systems and information sharing.

    Today's launch was held in Perth, Western Australia, at Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation. The Healing Foundation CEO, Richard Weston, said 'Sharing and elevating Indigenous knowledge is critical to developing better policy. The portal will help legislators, researchers and universities broaden their understanding of healing and what's working around Australia, and make it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies to access current healing research and implement this in their work.

    HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew, said of the new portal and Yarning place 'It brings together a wealth of information including cultural ways of healing, trauma, Stolen Generations and healing for children, young people, men and women.'

    The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on community led healing solutions. Building culturally strong, community designed and delivered pathways to the Healing Foundation:

    *funds and supports healing programs targeted at communities, families and individuals
    *builds the evidence and knowledge base for best practice in Indigenous healing
    *builds leadership and capacity of communities and workers to respond to trauma through education and training.

    You can access the portal here.