Close the Gap Day 2022
Close the Gap Day 2022 was marked on the 17th March with the message ‘Transforming Power: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led Transformation, Gender Equality and Equity, Allyship.’
30% of children that @shineforkids supports are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. It is estimated that 20% of all Aboriginal children will experience parental incarceration in their lifetime.I was one of those children. I know first-hand the health impact having a parent in prison has on children. We can’t talk about health equity in our country without acknowledging that jailing is failing and disproportionately harms Aboriginal children, families and communities.
– April Long, National Operations Manager SHINE
Having a family member in custody has been linked to lower life expectancy.
SHINE believes that ‘Everyone deserves the right to a healthy future and the opportunities this affords.’
Find out how you can get involved and why closing the gap so important: https://antar.org.au/close-gap
Donate to support our work https://shineforkids.org.au/donate/
Our team in the ACT were interviewed by Speech Pathology Australia Senior Advisor, Justice Mary Woodward. They discuss the unique challenges children in custody face and the ways speech pathologists can better […]