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Table 1 Summary table about the identified relevant frameworks

From: A scoping review about social and emotional wellbeing programs and services targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Australia: understanding the principles guiding promising practice

Reference Name of the framework/model Framework elements
‘2004 SEWB framework’
National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing 2017–2023; The National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well Being 2004–2009)
Nine guiding principles that underpin SEWB:
1. Health as holistic
2. The right to self-determination
3. The need for cultural understanding
4. The impact of history in trauma and loss
5. Recognition of human rights
6. The impact of racism and stigma
7. Recognition of the centrality of kinship
8. Recognition of cultural diversity
9. Recognition of Aboriginal strengths
‘Cultural Domains of Social and Emotional Wellbeing’ Seven domains of SEWB:
1. Connection to Body
2. Connection to Mind and Emotions
3. Connection to Family and Kinships
4. Connection to Community
5. Connection to Culture
6. Connection to Country
7. Connection to spirit, spirituality and ancestors
‘Australian Government Implementation Plan 2007–2013’ Key Result Areas:
1. Social justice and across-government approaches
2. Population health approaches
3. Service access and appropriateness
4. Workforce
5. Quality improvement
‘Revised national practice standards in mental health’ Revised Practice Standards:
1. Rights, responsibilities, safety and privacy
2. Working with people, families and carers in recovery-focused ways
3. Meeting diverse needs
4. Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities
5. Access
6. Individual planning
7. Treatment and support
8. Transitions in care
9. Integration and partnership
10. Quality improvement
11. Communication and information management
12. Health promotion and prevention
13. Ethical practice and professional development responsibilities
‘Strong Spirit Strong Mind—Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia
2011–2015′ (Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for
Western Australia 2011–2015)
Key Action Areas:
1. Capacity Building
2. Working Together
3. Access to Services and Information
4. Workforce Development
Framework Key Strategic Areas:
1. Focusing on prevention
2. Intervening before problems become entrenched
3. Effective law enforcement approaches
4. Effective treatment and support services
5. Strategic coordination and capacity building
The Seven Areas:
1. Health
2. Family and Community Relationships
3. Aboriginal Law and Culture and Country
4. Land/Country
5. Grief and Loss
6. Livelihood/Money and Work
7. Legal
[8] ‘Quality Healing Program’ Elements:
1. Developed to address issues in the local community
2. Driven by local leadership
3. Have a developed evidence base and theory base
4. Combine Western methodologies and Indigenous healing
5. Understand the impact of colonisation and transgenerational trauma and grief
6. Build individual, family and community capacity
7. Proactive rather reactive
8. Incorporate strong evaluation frameworks
[2] ‘Representation
of a culturally informed best practice pathway (pictorial)’
Elements of the culturally informed best practice pathway:
Wellbeing (being together):
1. Culture, art, dance
2. Community, sport, work
3. Family, elders, friends
4. Services, housing, mental health, substance use
(5) ‘Wellbeing Framework’ Core values:
1. Wellbeing is supported by upholding peoples’ identities in connection to culture, spirituality, families, communities and Country
2. Wellbeing is supported by culturally safe primary healthcare services
1. Wellbeing is supported by locally defined, culturally safe primaryhealthcare services
2. Wellbeing is supported by an appropriately skilled and culturally competent healthcare team
3. Wellbeing is supported by holistic care throughout the lifespan
4. Wellbeing is supported by best practice care that addresses the particular needs of a community
1a: Creating culturally welcoming places
1b: Developing trusting relationships with clients and communities
1c: Understanding and accepting cultural diversity within communities
1d: Delivering flexible primary healthcare services both within and outside of healthcare facilities
2a: Ensuring that all staff are regarded by the community as culturally competent
2b: Equipping staff with suitable skills to support people with chronic disease
2c: Valuing and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff
2d: Developing effective cultural leadership
3a: Applying holistic approaches to address priorities determined with clients
3b: Life-course approach from pre-conception to post-mortality
3c: Ensuring appropriate resources are available to meet local priorities and needs
3d: Responding to family, community, cultural and spiritual responsibilities and obligations
4a: Utilising cultural and scientific evidence to provide best practice healthcare
4b: Ensuring that primary healthcare services are available, accessible and acceptable
4c: Empowering communities to be involved in determining local healthcare priorities
4d: Developing multi-disciplinary teams that support holistic care
(6) ‘Interrelated approach: SEWB, ACT, and strengths’ SEWB:
1. Spirituality
2. Respect
1. Forgiveness
2. Integrity
3. Honesty
4. Courage
5. Empathy
ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy):
1. Acceptance
2. Mindfulness
[6] ‘Interrelated approach: SEWB, ACT, and strengths’ SEWB:
3. Spirituality
4. Respect
6. Forgiveness
7. Integrity
8. Honesty
9. Courage
10. Empathy
ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy):
3. Acceptance
4. Mindfulness