Through the Kalyakool Moort research, strong organisational partnerships and individual collaborations emerged. Membership for the Aboriginal Advisory Groups (see below) was invited from among people with diverse backgrounds and experience. Each individual emerged as being repeatedly by Aboriginal community and / or senior management as being highly respected, experienced in the field and able to be representative of their community.
Each individual is regarded as being highly respected by Aboriginal community and/or senior management, they are experienced in the field and are strong representatives of their community.
Lead Research Group (LRG)
Lead Research Group
The Lead Research Group has provided strategic direction, oversight and governance for the development, management and sustainability of the Baby Coming You Ready? (BCYR) rubric pilot project.
The development of the research structure and background research leading to the development of BCYR has been in close collaboration with the Aboriginal Advisory Groups (both the women’s and men’s) and the Aboriginal Elders Cultural Safety Group.
Thank you all who contributed actively throughout the Kalyakool Moort research phase:
Contributors who are missing from the image line-up above are Melanie Samuels and Raffi Salvo, Department of Communities and Michael Mitchell Wungen Kartup Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service.
BCYR Pilot Research Framework
The development of this bespoke rubric for social and emotional wellbeing screening, assessment and intervention has been highly consultative and iterative at every stage. This has ensured that the rubric is robust, culturally safe, relevant and useful as determined by all users.
Developing Baby Coming You Ready?
The BCYR research pilot framework continues with the support of the following groups.
- BCYR Elders Cultural Safety Group
- BCYR Men’s and Women’s Aboriginal Advisory Group
- BCYR Lead Research Group (LRG)
- BCYR Research Working Party
- BCYR Organisational Partnerships
Listen to hear the beautiful 'Baby Coming You Ready?' theme song written by the Mooditj Jillian Taylor.
BCYR Elders Cultural Safety Group
BCYR was developed on Noongar Boodjar with cultural guidance from the Elders Cultural Safety group.
We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are culturally diverse. They are the holders of unique languages, knowledge systems and beliefs, and possess invaluable traditional knowledge. Whilst local cultural safety of the BCYR rubric (i.e., images, language) has been ensured, cultural adaptability has been considered in the development of BCYR. We have ensured that with suitable localised community consultations, the BCYR rubric can be modified and tailored to suit other cultural and language groups.
Has been co-designed and supported by many organisations and individuals. The development of BCYR has been highly consultative and iterative at every stage. This has ensured that the rubric is robust, culturally safe, relevant and useful as determined by all users.
BCYR Women’s and Men’s Aboriginal Advisory Group (AAG)
Strong strong organisational partnerships and individual collaborations emerged from 12 months of community engagement. Membership for the Men’s and Women’s Aboriginal Advisory Groups was invited from among people with diverse backgrounds and experience. Each invited member was identified by their Aboriginal community or workplace senior management as being highly respected, experienced in the field and able to be representative of their community.
Drawing on their collective wealth of experience, knowledge and cultural wisdom, many hours have gone into supporting the research and settling on specific domains of inquiry. They have conceptualised over 400 images for the digitised rubric that characterises emotional experiences and events common to many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and families.
We also wish to acknowledge and thank Shelley Coleman, Jenna Woods, Sharna Walley and Hayley Collard for their involvement and contribution to the BCYR project.
BCYR Research Working Party
The BCYR project has partners from across Australia with the Ngangk Yira Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity at Murdoch University in Western Australia is ‘base-camp’ for the research.
Behind the scenes at Ngangk Yira,there is a working party ‘progressing the gestation’ of Baby Coming You Ready? moving forward toward a strong and healthy outcome.
Behind the scenes or in addition to their membership roles in the Women’s aboriginal Advisory Groups and Men’s Aboriginal Advisory Group, there are men and women who have worked tirelessly to ensure BCYR and all associated assets are of high quality and are culturally safe and effective.
Utility Creative have partnered with COPE and the BCYR team at Ngangk Yira to ensure the BCYR digital application and associated assets are developed according to best practice health promotion guidelines set out within the Ottowa Charter 1986 standards and incorporate the use of creative technology systems designed to empower people.
Kalyakool Moort Research
The Baby Coming You Ready? (BCYR) rubric and recommended assets were co-designed with the Aboriginal community, Aboriginal practitioners and researchers as part of a PhD by Jayne Kotz. The research was given the title Kalyakool Moort – Always Family by Nyoongar Elders. It explored barriers and enablers to strong parenting practices and to effective mental health screening practices, from the perspectives of both Aboriginal parents and practitioners.
Jayne’s supervisors for this research were Prof Rhonda Marriott and Prof Corinne Reid.
The Kalyakool Moort Project research framework was designed and directed by Aboriginal people. Aboriginal wisdom and cultural safety were privileged at all times throughout the research process.
Strong collaboration and partnerships have developed between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers, Aboriginal community members from across Australia and with key people from both government and non-government agencies.
BCYR has emerged as a co-designed program that has been highly consultative and iterative at every stage. This has ensured that the rubric is robust, culturally safe, relevant and useful as determined by all users.
Organisational partnerships include (in alphabetical order)
- Aboriginal Health, WA Health
- Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA)
- Boodjari Yorgas (Armadale Health Service)
- Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)
- Child Community Health Services (CACH), WA Health
- Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services
- East Metropolitan Health Services, WA Health
- Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA Health
- Indigenous Parent Support Service
- King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), WA Health
- Midland Women’s Health Care Place
- Moorditj Koort
- Moort Boodjari Mia (St John of God Hospital Midland)
- NGALA Family Services
- Nursing and Midwifery Office, WA Health
- Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service (SAMHS)
- Telethon Kids Institute (TKI)
- Utility Creative
- Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA)
- Western Australia, Department of Communities
- Women’s and Family Health Services (WNHS)