Title

Knowledge and skills used by social workers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The data was collected to understand the skills and knowledge needed by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal social workers who are experienced and well-regarded by Aboriginal communities and their experience in social work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The research questions that this data aimed to answer were:

  • how do Aboriginal social workers work with Aboriginal people and communities?
  • how do non Aboriginal social workers work with Aboriginal people and communities?
  • what do both groups of workers recognise as being culturally sensitive and appropriate social work practice?

A qualitative methodology was adopted, which resulted in data being gathered by means of an open ended questionnaire, individual face to face and telephone interviews, and one group interview.
Data collected: digital recording and MSWord documents and transcripts for 19 interviews. Data collected by: Dr Joanna Zubrzycki), Violet Bacon (at the time academic staff University of Western Australia) and Bindi Bennett (at the time social work practitioner in New South Wales).

Document Type

Research Data

Access Rights

Mediated

Notes

Mediated access by contacting Dr. Zubrzycki

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