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The Take Blaktion program uses comedy sketch videos featuring high-profile Aboriginal ambassadors to engage Aboriginal young people with culturally appropriate sexual health messaging. Comedy has a long history within Aboriginal media and Take Blaktion leverages uniquely Aboriginal humour to circumvent shame associated with sexual health. The program actively adopts a strengths-based approach: it deliberately avoids content or messaging that may reinforce negative views of Aboriginal young people. Rather, it encourages creative thinking about behaviours that promote sexual health. In this seminar, Heather McCormack uses Take Blaktion as a case study to demonstrate strengths-based approaches and advocate for a different way of working in Aboriginal sexual health.
Ms Heather McCormack
Heather is a Wiradjuri woman with fifteen years of experience as a health communications specialist in the sexual health and blood-borne virus sector and a current Kirby PhD candidate. Heather’s work with the NSW STI Programs Unit brings together digital communications tools and strengths-based health promotion to improve sexual health outcomes for Aboriginal young people and other priority populations.
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