This page brings together KidsMatter resources about the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all four sub-sites: KidsMatter Primary, KidsMatter Early Childhood, KidsMatter Families and KidsMatter Health & Community.

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List of KidsMatter Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources

KidsMatter acknowledges the Traditional Owners of lands and waters throughout Australia and pays respect to Elders both past and present. We recognise the importance of continued connection to culture, country and community to the health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resource portal
    This searchable database helps you to find resources that relate to children’s social and emotional wellbeing, particularly in schools and early childhood services.
  • Programs
    Programs and projects specifically designed to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities.
  • What kind of school do parents want?
    This video highlights what some parents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children want for their children both at school, and in the future.
  • Handbook for school staff
    This handbook is designed to be used by school staff who implement KidsMatter Primary in schools with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • School stories
    These stories showcase schools with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their experiences of implementing KidsMatter Primary.
  • Information sheets for school staff: helping children who have experienced trauma
    These information sheets provide practical tips and resources which school staff members can use to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who have experienced trauma.
  • Animations to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children
    Read more about a series of animations and guidance resources developed by Kidsmatter to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and provide viewers with an understanding of what social and emotional wellbeing means to Aboriginal people.
  • KidsMatter Ways
    With these resources, KidsMatter Early Childhood aims to make important mental health and wellbeing messages more accessible to everyone and bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being, knowing and doing to KidsMatter … there are many ways KidsMatter.
  • Professional learning videos
    These four videos supplement the existing KidsMatter Primary professional learning materials.
  • School Professional Learning Package
    A collection of short videos that unpack KidsMatter Primary in schools with a high number of Aboriginal student enrolments.