The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) provides a number of Child and Family welfare services to Aboriginal people in Victoria. Underpinning this work is a commitment to delivering culturally appropriate and effective services for its clients. VACCA aims to achieve this by integrating Aboriginal culture and healing practices with trauma theories to guide an approach that is protective and connective to culture. Developing and sharing ‘cultural common elements’, or Aboriginal-specific common elements of practice will enable VACCA to continue this objective and develop an Aboriginal evidence base.
“The Lowitja project grant will enable VACCA to continue to document and implement more Aboriginal specific cultural elements of practice and roll it out across the organisation and to other Aboriginal community controlled organisations (ACCOs) to build a strong Aboriginal evidence base in Victoria.”
– Chris Walsh, Senior Project Officer – Cultural Elements, VACCA