Respectful relationships: Resources for Yolŋu women and girls

Explore the first of our examples of local practice with this focus on what schools and communities are doing in north-eastern Arnhem land to create resources designed with and for Yolŋu people. Find videos, a teacher guide, advice for non-Indigenous people working in community and a series of radio plays in Yolŋu Matha.

Borroloola - We Alright

This page explores the impact of a school-wide program that seeks to enable Aboriginal students to become “double culture people”, proud and knowledgeable in their own culture/s and adept in the codes of Western culture and curriculum.

Relationships education: Using visual aids

Resources on this page aim to support students with limited literacy skills. They are designed for use with the free online SECCA app, which supports access to relationships and sexuality education for children of all ages and abilities.

Research

Changing the picture: Preventing violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children is a national resource with a set of clear actions designed to address the many drivers of violence against women.

Research

This 2015 report Reducing violence against women and their children describes some of the barriers to changing behaviours and attitudes with sections pertaining to Aboriginal men and women.

 

Classroom resources

Find resources designed to be used with students from one or more Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities. Your local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community is the best source of advice about the most suitable resources to use with your students.

Respectful relationships education uses a strengths-based approach with all students. It is about capacity building, which involves:

  • building relationships
  • valuing difference
  • acknowledging strengths
  • participating in collaboration
  • being able to recover from adversity.

Explore classroom resources that utilise this approach.