Resources

Parents under Pressure Videos

Children need to feel safe and loved by those around them. Parents, family and community can make this happen. But sometimes things get in the way when parents feel under pressure. Sometimes adults forget their children need to be noticed. Family arguments can leave people feeling angry and upset. This can leave children feeling unsafe and alone, even though their parents, uncles and aunties and other people are around. These three Parents under Pressure (PuP) animations are stories that show how children are affected by those who care for them.

These animations are the product of a collaboration with Griffith University researchers. These animated short stories reflect Aboriginal life in Central Australia. The Congress Family Support Team came up with the idea that animations would be helpful in getting key messages of the PuP program across to the families they work with. The intention is to watch the videos and then discuss the messages they contain.

The animations were originally scripted in English and then translated into Eastern Arrernte and Pitjantjara.

I'm Alright

This animation shows how we can make children feel safe and loved by staying in control of our emotions.


Just Breathe

This animation shows how we can protect children by having control of our emotions and maintaining clear boundaries with those around us.

Here I am

This animation shows how we can make children feel safe and loved by noticing them.


The Diabetes Story

The Diabetes Story is a health information resource available for use by all practitioners, clinics and Aboriginal clients in Central Australia. The movie is written and animated as a story in three Central Australian Aboriginal languages (Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and Arrernte) and English and may be particularly useful for those clients with low medical literacy levels and comprehension of written material.

The Diabetes Story contains five scenes or chapters:

  1. How do you feel?
  2. What is Diabetes?
  3. Why have I got Diabetes? (Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes)
  4. What could happen to me?
  5. If you have Diabetes or think you might have Diabetes

The Diabetes Story was developed by Central Australian Aboriginal Congress in conjunction with Healthy Living NT, the Central Australian Division of Primary Health Care and the Federal Department of Communication, Information Technology and the Arts.
Congress thanks Diabetes Australia Northern Territory (now Healthy Living NT) as a significant part of the content is drawn from the 5-part diabetes awareness booklets ‘Keep Culture, Life and Family Strong: Know early about Diabetes.’ We recommend this movie as a beginners guide to the booklets and as a complementary resource.

The Diabetes Story was developed drawing on concepts from the Central Australian Division of Primary Health Care ‘Immunisation-for-all’ multimedia resource. The layout and several of the characters are the same providing a familiar software environment for users and we thank the Division for this significant contribution.

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress thanks and acknowledges the financial support of the Department of Communication, Information Technology and the Arts through the TAPRIC Indigenous Communities Online Program (ICOP). 

Suggested uses of The Diabetes Story

The Diabetes Story movie may be used

  • by practitioners with the client as an educational introduction to diabetes;
  • by clinics to play in the waiting room; and
  • by clients themselves seeking more information on diabetes.

Although The Diabetes Story is available on DVD, it has been designed specifically to be used as an educational tool for client initiated interactive learning using computers.

Playing The Diabetes Story

The Diabetes Story movie plays in Macromedia Flash and is available in three Central Australian Aboriginal languages (Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, and Arrernte) and English. Please note that all language versions have English Subtitles.
To play The Diabetes Story, you can download the movie, either in 1 of the 4 languages.

Download the movie to your computer - Instruction

Each download is compressed in an executable zip file. To download:

  • Click on a file below and save it onto your computer.
  • Wait for the download to complete (this could take a while depending on the speed of your internet connection).
  • Click on the zip file located on your computer and extract the file.
  • Click on the Movie file 

Diabetes Movie Files

Please note you cannot change languages on individual versions

(Files are in Flash .swf format)

Copyright

The Central Australian Division of Primary Health Care Inc. retains copyright on the material provided to Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. Central Australian Aboriginal Congress retains the copyright and intellectual property on the balance of this material. The Diabetes Story or any part of it can only be used for the purpose for which it is supplied to you, namely for educational, clinical and promotional purposes to encourage diabetes awareness.

How do I get a copy of The Diabetes Story?

If you would like a copy of the Diabetes in DVD or CD-Rom format, or you require further information regarding this product, email info@caac.org.au.

Please note that a production and postage fee may be required.

Loss & Grief Booklet

This booklet was developed as a community resource for Aboriginal people to help us understand how Loss and Grief can affect our lives and to give us some ideas about how we can get through the painful journey of grief.

Copyright

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress retains the copyright and intellectual property on the balance of this material. The Loss and Grief booklet or any part of it can only be used for the purpose for which it is supplied to you, namely for educational, clinical and promotional purposes to raise awareness about the process of dealing with loss and grief.

If you would like a copy of the Loss and Grief booklet, or you require further information regarding this product, email info@caac.org.au.