• Publication Date: July 8, 2008
  • EAN: 9781862876859
  • 298 pages; 6" x 8⅝"

Anger and Indigenous Men

Understanding and responding to violent behaviour


Product Description

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 “cause” but provide contexts for understanding an individual’s 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 providers’ 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 men’s 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 men’s 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 References

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