In this episode, Aboriginal Elder Millie Penny shares her story of resilience, and how she has fought (and continues to fight) to support the needs of Aboriginal children.
Millie is joined by Carol Michie of Telethon Kids, who shares how Millie’s knowledge and that of a group of Elders in WA has guided the Ngulluk Koolunga Ngulluk Koort (Our Children, Our Heart) project.
Ngulluk Koolunga Ngulluk Koort designs and develops locally-based early years programs and interventions for the wellbeing of Aboriginal children in Western Australia. The project focuses on identifying the foundations for raising strong, healthy children – the values, priorities and beliefs around child-rearing and the factors considered critical to building children’s health, confidence and resilience.
In this episode you will learn:
Further information and resources:
Empowering Parents and Carers to Improve Cultural Security in Early Education Settings research project: https://www.telethonkids.org.au/our-research/brain-and-behaviour/mental-health-and-youth/aboriginal-health-and-wellbeing/ngulluk-koolunga-ngulluk-koort/empowering-carers-improve-cultural-security/
A resource to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s cultural needs in early education and care: https://www.telethonkids.org.au/globalassets/media/images/pagessections/research/nknk/documents/nk-nk—parent-carers-resource_final-printable.pdf
Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in healing family violence framework guide: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/honouring-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-voices-in-healing-family-violence/