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Bringing them Home/Link Up Counsellors DSS

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term664881
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Bringing them Home/Link Up Counsellors data set specification (DSS) describes the counselling services funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) to provide counselling to individuals, families and communities affected by past practices regarding the forced removal of children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

The aggregate level collection supports information to be collected at the counsellor and service provider organisation level.

Collection and usage attributes

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The OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) data set specification is used to collect service level information from primary health care, standalone substance use and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling service providers that received funding from OATSIH for the reference period.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2011
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2012
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Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were developed in response to the Bringing them Home Report of the 1997 National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. Bringing Them Home and Link Up counsellors help individuals, families and communities affected by past practices of the forced removal of children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to reunite with their families, culture and community, and to restore their social and emotional wellbeing. The Bringing Them Home Counsellor Program provides counselling and other related services to individuals, families and communities. The Link Up Program aims to assist clients in tracing and wherever possible reuniting with family members, their communities and culture.

Bringing them Home and Link Up counsellors do not organise reunions but may be asked to participate in reunions.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2013. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2011–12: OATSIH Services Reporting—key results. Cat. no. IHW 104. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Bringing them Home/Link Up Counsellors DSS Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) DSS 2011–12 Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Service provider organisation—memorandum of understanding indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
2Bringing Them Home/Link Up Counsellors employment characteristics clusterMandatory99
3Bringing Them Home/Link Up Counsellor formal training course details clusterMandatory1
4Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service staff vacancy clusterMandatory1
5Bringing them Home/Link Up Counselling Program client numbers clusterMandatory1
6Bringing Them Home/Link Up Counselling Program individual client contacts clusterMandatory1
7Bringing them Home/Link Up Counselling Program activities clusterMandatory1
8Support for Bringing Them Home/Link Up Counsellors clusterMandatory1
9Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services group activities clusterMandatory1
10Service provider organisation—Bringing Them Home Counsellors coverage and outreach, extended text X[X(∞)]Conditional1
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