k) Working with Indigenous men [NEW]

Note: Also see the section on Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, and the section on violence prevention in Indigenous, immigrant and refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.


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Adams, Mick. (2001). How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men Care for their Health: An Ethnographic Study. Thesis Paper, Master of Arts (Indigenous Research & Development), Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University of Technology.

Adams, Mick. (2006). Raising the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s health: an Indigenous man’s perspective. Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 2: 68-74.

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George, J., Morton Ninomiya, M., Graham, K., Bernards, S., & Wells, S. (2019). The rationale for developing a programme of services by and for Indigenous men in a First Nations community. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 15(2), 158-167.

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McCalman, Janya, Bradley Baird, and Komla Tsey (2007) Indigenous men taking their rightful place: how one Aboriginal community is achieving results. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, v. 31 no. 4 Jul - Aug: 8-9.

McCalman, Janya, Komla Tsey, Mark Wenitong, Mary Whiteside, Melissa Haswell, Yvonne Cadet James, and Andrew Wilson. (2006). Indigenous men’s groups: what the literature says. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, v.30 no.3 May - Jun: 9-13, 27.

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McCoy, Brian F. (2008). Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and the health of young Aboriginal men. Aboriginal Studies Press.Perdacher, E., Kavanagh, D., & Sheffield, J. (2019). Well-being and mental health interventions for Indigenous people in prison: systematic review. BJPsych open, 5(6).

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Ricciardelli, L. A., Mellor, D., McCabe, M. P., Mussap, A. J., Hallford, D. J., & Tyler, M. (2012). Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating and physical activity among Indigenous Australian men: a study protocol. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1-9.Rossiter, C., Power, T., Fowler, C., Jackson, D., Roche, M., & Dawson, A. (2017). “Learning to become a better man”: Insights from a fathering programme for incarcerated Indigenous men. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 52(1), 13-31.

Smith, J. A., Merlino, A., Christie, B., Adams, M., Bonson, J., Osborne, R., . . . Fleay, J. (2020). ‘Dudes are meant to be tough as nails’: The complex nexus between masculinities, culture and health literacy from the perspective of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males–Implications for policy and practice. American Journal of Men’s Health, 14(3), 1557988320936121.

Torres Olascoaga, E. (2014). Masculinities Matter for Indigenous Women’s Political Participation: Exploring the limitations and potentials posed by masculinities for improving the political participation of indigenous women in Oaxaca, Mexico. In E. Torres Olascoaga (ed), Contemporary Gender And Development Issues, Mexico, India, United Kingdom, United States of America and sub-Saharan Africa: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Towney, L. M. (2005). The power of healing in the yarns: Working with Aboriginal men. International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work, 2005(1), 39-43.

Tsey, K., Patterson, D., Whiteside, M., Baird, L., & Baird, B. (2002). Indigenous men taking their rightful place in society? A preliminary analysis of a participatory action research process with Yarrabah men's health group. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 10(6), 278-284.

Willis, J. (2003). Condoms are for whitefellas: barriers to Pitjantjatjara men’s use of safe sex technologies. Culture, Health and Sexualit, 5(3), 203–217.