Kungas’ trauma experiences and effects on behaviour in Central Australia
Ms Miriam Bevis, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
Prof Judy Atkinson, We Al-li Trust
Dr Michelle Sweet, Menzies School of Health Research
Ms Leisa McCarthy, Menzies School of Health Research
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women who are, or have been, incarcerated (as explicit topic).
This pilot study will use an Action Research methodology with purposive sampling (clients of Kungas). Interviews will be completed with women who have participated in the program, along with internal and external stakeholders.
The central qualitative approach will be ‘dadirri’, an approach involving sitting and listening to participants. Interviews will be undertaken using dadirri. A number of interview analysis techniques will be used including dadirri, thematic analysis, and statement alignment with key themes.
Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2017 core grant round.