Murri School Healing Program

Analysis

Cost benefit analysis of the Murri School Healing Program

Healing intergenerational trauma

This Deloitte Access Economics report was commissioned to assist the Healing Foundation in evaluating The Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School (the Murri School) healing program and to provide a cost benefit analysis of children in this program compared to outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Queensland generally.

The Healing Foundation provides funding for programs in order to address intergenerational trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The overarching goal of the initiative is to assist young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to heal from their distress and prevent the continuing transmission of trauma through future generations. The project aims to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of young people by strengthening cultural connectedness and identity, providing opportunities for individual and family healing, and building skills to manage pain and loss in a way that allows for a hopeful future.

The purpose of this report is to assist the Healing Foundation in evaluating the Murri School healing program and to provide a cost benefit analysis of children in this program compared to outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Queensland generally.

The aim of the report is to estimate the potential benefits that could be achieved if the Murri program was replicated in similar (mostly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) state schools.

Published: October 2017

Cost benefit analysis of the Murri School Healing Program
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