Tips for supporting your teenager
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people need our support, as parents and carers, to help them thrive. We can help them improve their social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB), learn about their culture and history and develop pride in who they are.
These resources were produced through a partnership with Cox Inall Ridgeway, an Aboriginal social change agency. These articles have been written and reviewed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
How to talk to your child about social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)
Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander way of holistically viewing health in body and mind. Learn how to talk to your teen about SEWB.
6 activities to celebrate Indigenous culture with your teen
Here are a few fun ways to celebrate Indigenous culture with your teen through community events, art and culture.
Help your teen build pride in their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander culture
Culture is an important part of social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB). Help your young person learn about their culture and be proud of who they are.
How to support your First Nations teen when their identity is in the news
Learn more about how public debate can impact your teen’s social and emotional wellbeing, and what you can do to empower, guide and support them.
A yarn with Gamilaroi/Wailwan woman Shaan Peeters about supporting yourself and your kin
Gamilaroi/Wailwan woman Shaan Peeters talks about the importance of community resilience and connection to culture and Country.
Kylie's story: the importance of role models and mob in her teen's life
Read about how Kylie found mentors for her son Jarrod in their Aboriginal community, and the impact they've had on their lives.
Interview with a professional: A yarn with David Widders on family, caring for kids and seeking support
We interviewed David Widders, a proud Anaiwan man, on his experience as a foster parent caring for Aboriginal young people.