Embedding the Model of Engaging with Communities Collaboratively (MECC) in the Jandu Yani U (For All Families) Project in Aboriginal communities of the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia

  • Cari Dawn McIlduff
    Univeristy of Saskatchewan
  • Karen Turner
    University of Queensland
  • Jadnah Davies
    Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre
  • Emily Carter
    Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre
  • Sue Thomas
    Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre
  • Ellaina Andersson
    James Cook University
  • Marmingee Hand
    Fitzroy Valley District High School
  • Stewart Einfeld
    University of Sydney
  • Elizabeth Elliott
    University of Sydney

Abstract

This study evaluated the use of the Model of Engaging Communities Collaboratively (MECC) to guide the Jandu Yani U (For All Families) project, in which the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program was collaboratively adapted for use in very remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. The communities’ responses to the MECC processes were evaluated through interview-style or selfadministered surveys, semiformal interviews, focus group discussions and storytelling. The MECC processes were acceptable across all groups (mean score 3.86 on a 5-point acceptability scale). Qualitative data supported and gave context to the quantitative findings, demonstrating the acceptability and utility of the approach. The MECC provided a valuable framework for Aboriginal community engagement, program dissemination and implementation of research.

Published: 2022-10-06
Pages:101 to 118
Section: Early Release Articles
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How to Cite
McIlduff, C. D., Turner, K., Davies, J., Carter, E., Thomas, S., Andersson, E., Hand, M. ., Einfeld, S. ., & Elliott, E. (2022). Embedding the Model of Engaging with Communities Collaboratively (MECC) in the Jandu Yani U (For All Families) Project in Aboriginal communities of the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 15(1), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcis.2314