Roles Of Social Workers And Welfare Authorities With Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islanders Affairs During The Time Of The

Roles Of Social Workers And Welfare Authorities With Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islanders Affairs During The Time Of The

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This essay will discuss the roles of social workers and welfare authorities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders affairs during the time of the stolen generation which occurred between 1900’s-1960. Through the use of secondary and primary sources this essay will consider the subsequent impacts of these roles and how this has affected contemporary Australia. Because the stolen generation was such a traumatic event within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s lives, this has had a significant impact on their wellbeing in today’s society. Within this horrific period in Australian history, the government of Australia was very inefficient in regards to the mistreatment of Aboriginal’s. However it is through social workers within Australia and many foundations including the Healing Foundation, The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and National Stolen Generation Alliance (AGM) where support and guidance is given to those affected by the Stolen Generation still until today. Within this essay, I will be addressing the following issues; The role of the Government and Non- government organisations aswell as their effectiveness or ineffectiveness, the social work profession during the period of time and within today’s society and the key links between the colonisation and our contemporary society focusing on the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and social work professions.
It was due to the authority of the federal government and states who horrifically allowed the removal of Aboriginal children from their families up until the 1970’s. These children were sent to live with white families in order to bread out the Indigenous culture. Studies from the national report of policies discovered ...


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...to this day some Indigenous people due to the traumatic events which occurred within their community and to their family. It is also evident that through welfare authorities such as the Government, social welfare authorities and social workers, ill-treatment and discrimination was seen and Indigenous culture was lost. I addressed the impacts of the Stolen Generation within contemporary Indigenous people and how social workers as a profession is important to understand what happened. These issues included; The role of the Government and Non- government organisations as well as their effectiveness or ineffectiveness, the social work profession during the period of time and within today’s society and the key links between the colonisation and our contemporary society focusing on the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and social work professions.

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