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- 2000: Examined and endorsed as being safe, ethical and effective practise by psychiatrist Professor Beverley Raphael (co-author of the Ways Forward report)
- 2001: Endorsed by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) as being a positive training and education model in social and emotional wellbeing.
- 2004: The Marumali Program was recognised as an initiative that achieved the Key Result Area of 'recognising and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander philosophies on holistic health and healing' in the National Social And Emotional Wellbeing Framework 2004 - 2009 (p22).
- 2006: Identified in the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA 2) phase 2 (pg38), as an initiative in contributing to the strategy 3.2: Addressing characteristics that put offenders at high risk of re-offending as a positive activity that 'increases the cultural strength of Koori offenders'.
- 2006: The one thousandth participant was trained in the Marumali Model of Healing program.
- 2007: The Evaluation of the Bringing Them Home Programs recognised the Marumali Program as a best pratice example of culturally appropriate support for those affected by forcible removal policies (2007, p.144).
- 2008: The Marumali program delivered its hundredth workshop.
Social Health Reference Group for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council and National Mental Health Working Group (2004).National Social And Emotional Wellbeing Framework: A National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People's Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing 2004- 2009. Australian Government
Printing Office, Canberra.
A Wilczynski, K Reed-Gilbert, K Milward, B Tayler, J Fear and J Schwartzkoff (2007). Evaluation of Bringing Them Home and Indigenous Mental Health Programs. Report prepared by Urbis Keys Young for the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra.
Victorian Department of Justice (2006) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA2) phase 2, 2006, Department of Justice: Victoria.