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Anger and Indigenous Men

Anger and Indigenous Men

Understanding and responding to violent behaviour

Edited by Andrew Day, Martin Nakata and Kevin Howells

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 ďcauseĒ but provide contexts for understanding an individualís 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 evaluation

The contributors include psychologists, counsellors, educationalists and academics from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds.


Part One: Rationale

Psychological treatments for rehabilitating offenders
Andrew Day and Kevin Howells
The treatment of anger in offenders
Kevin Howells
Indigenous service providersí perspectives on anger programs
Peter Mals, Kevin Howells, Andrew Day and Guy Hall
Indigenous anger and the criminogenic effects of the criminal justice system
Chris Cunneen
Exploring issues of wellbeing for Indigenous men
Jason De Santolo
Indigenous trauma, grief and loss
Ruth McCausland
A loss and grief model in practice
Rosemary Wanganeen

Part Two: Research and Development

The significance of context: Stories from South Australia
Andrew Day, Linda Davey, Rosemary Wanganeen, Kevin Howells, Jason De Santolo and Martin Nakata
Beneath the surface of anger: understanding the context of Indigenous menís anger
Martin Nakata, Andrew Day, Kevin Howells, Rosemary Wanganeen, Ruth McCausland, Jason De Santolo, Vicky Nakata and Taloi Havini
Anger and trauma in prison: A comparative study
Andrew Day, Linda Davey, Rosemary Wanganeen, Sharon Casey, Kevin Howells and Martin Nakata
New media innovation: A developing tool for research into Indigenous menís experiences and expressions of anger
Jason De Santolo
Reflections on methodology and process: A non-Indigenous perspective
Linda Davey and Andrew Day

Part Three: Programming

The Koori Cognitive Skills program redevelopment project: Findings and implications for other Indigenous offender rehabilitation programs
Robin Jones and Graham Atkinson
Implications for the delivery of anger management programs
Andrew Day, Martin Nakata and project team
The needs of Indigenous criminal justice workers
Andrew Day, Glen Giles, Brian Marshall and Von Sanderson
An Anger Intervention Model: A pedagogical design for Indigenous men in community settings
Martin Nakata and Vicki Nakata
Some conclusions
Andrew Day
Addendum: Sample Anger Management Exercises and Session Plan
Paige Johnston and Andrew Day



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Published 8 July 2008
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862876859
Australian RRP $49.95
International Price $45.00
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Criminology & Policing - Justice Studies
Social Work
Indigenous Studies
Aboriginal Studies
Social Studies

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