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Barriers, incentives and strategies to enchance [enhance] recruitment of Indigenous carers : perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, non-government agencies and government /

By: Bromfield, Leah M
Contributor(s): Higgins, Jenny R | Higgins, Daryl J
Series: Promising practices in out-of-home care for Aboriginal and TorresPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDFISBN: 064239556X; 9780642395566Subject(s): Aboriginal Australians Children | Children Care | Foster Home Care | Caregivers | Carers | Recruitment | Incentives | Workforce Barriers | Australian Institute Of Family Studies (aifs) | Aboriginal AustraliansOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders? commitment to community is supported by complex personal, family and social obligations of kinship relations that have been central to the economic, social and spiritual life of Indigenous communities for many thousands of years. Yet even with intensive recruitment efforts, organisations have been unable to recruit sufficient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers to meet demand. In response to a shortage of Indigenous carers, some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies have developed innovative strategies to overcome recruitment barriers and recruit new carers.

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