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Understanding the Stolen Generations through their stories 

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ARAS received funding from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, to design, develop and stage an Elder Abuse Prevention and Positive Ageing Summit in Adelaide involving Stolen Generations Elders of South Australia, and their descendants, on the subject of elder abuse awareness-raising, prevention strategies and positive ageing. 

After the Summit, two Aboriginal Elders, one of whom had been removed from her family as a child, and the other who was affected by siblings and other family members being removed, provided consent to share their personal stories specifically for this resource, with the vision that people would be better informed and communication improved when delivering care. To respect their privacy, their stories have been de-identified.

These stories are a powerful tool to assist people working or volunteering in the Aboriginal aged care and community sector to understand the Aboriginal Stolen Generations.

View the booklet - Understanding the Stolen Generations through their stories 

Useful links 

Healing Foundation

The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. 

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Healing Foundation resources on working with the Stolen Generations

Fact sheet: Providing effective aged care services to Stolen Generations survivors

Fact sheet: Providing effective GP services to Stolen Generations survivors 

Fact sheet: Providing effective dental services to Stolen Generations survivors 

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes

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This report provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations and descendants using a series of ABS surveys. 

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

AAG's purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice.

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AAG - Stolen Generation Aged Care Forum

On Wednesday 5 June 2019, The Healing Foundation and the AAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) held a forum in Melbourne, to explore and examine the priority needs, issues and challenges facing survivors of the Stolen Generations seeking to enter the aged care system.

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