Journal article

Evaluation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strengths based coaching program: a study protocol

Alison Brown, Fiona Mensah, Graham Gee, Yin Paradies, Samantha French, Lea Waters, Kerry Arabena, Gregory Armstrong, Jan Nicholson, Stephanie J Brown, Kelsey Hegarty, Rebecca Ritte, Kristy Meiselbach, Margaret Kelaher

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Increasingly, strength-based approaches to health and wellbeing interventions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are being explored. This is a welcome counter to deficit-based initiatives which can represent a non-Indigenous view of outcomes of interest. However, the evidence base is not well developed. This paper presents the protocol for evaluating a strengths-based initiative which provides life coaching services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community housing tenants. The study aims to evaluate the effect of life coaching on social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of tenants in three Victorian regions. METHODS: The More Than a Landlord (MTAL) stud..

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Funding Acknowledgements

MTAL is funded through the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (Grant number 1154619). GG holds an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (Grant number 1161841). Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Programme. The funding bodies had no role in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.