Westen, R. (2015). Our Healing: Indigenous men break the cycle of violence. Croakey. https://www.croakey.org/our-healing-indigenous-men-break-the-cycle-of-violence/

On White Ribbon Day a few weeks ago the Healing Foundation celebrated the success of Our Men, Our Healing, a groundbreaking capacity-building pilot for Indigenous men in Darwin and three remote NT communities – Ngukurr, Wurrumiyanga and Maningrida.

The program aims to strengthen, support and empower Aboriginal men through cultural, educational and therapeutic healing activities. So far, about 450 men have taken part, with many more attending associated events in their communities.

It’s seen huge success, particularly in reducing family and domestic violence, imprisonment, suicide and self-harm, writes Healing Foundation CEO Richard Weston.