Anger and Indigenous Men: Understanding and Responding to Violent Behaviour

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Federation Press, 2008 - Aboriginal Australians - 286 pages
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This book is for social work and criminal justice practitioners who wish to develop culturally appropriate and effective programs for reducing anger-related violence perpetrated by Indigenous men. It places cultural context at the heart of any intervention, broadening the focus from problematic behaviour to a more holistic notion of well-being. The book is structured in three parts. Part 1 explores Indigenous perspectives on anger and violence, on both sociological and psychological levels. The different views presented show there is no single “cause” but provide contexts for understanding an individual’s anger. Part 2 outlines methodologies and processes for collecting meaningful data on anger and Indigenous men. Part 3 presents ideas for developing and delivering anger management programs that meet the needs of Indigenous men: how to adapt existing programs in culturally appropriate ways specific needs of the staff delivering the programs a pedagogical framework and sample session plans, and future directions for program development and evaluationThe contributors include psychologists, counsellors, educationalists and academics from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Treatment of Anger in Offenders
20
Indigenous Service Providers Perspectives on Anger Programs
31
Indigenous Anger and the Criminogenic Effects of
37
Exploring Issues of Wellbeing for Indigenous Men
47
Indigenous Trauma Grief and Loss
56
A Loss and Grief Model in Practice
73
Stories from South Australia
88
A Comparative Study
132
A Developing Tool for Research into
141
Implications for the Delivery of Anger Management Programs
178
The Needs of Indigenous Criminal Justice Workers
192
A Pedagogical Design
202
Some Conclusions
226
References
259
Index
277

Understanding the Context
103

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Andrew Day is a professional writer and an experienced trainer and manager.

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