A Pastoral Carer’s reflective essay on young Aboriginal students
Brendan Philips (far right), volunteer Pastoral worker together his co-workers at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM). Photo: Natashya Fernandez.
By Natashya Fernandez
Brendan Philips, volunteer Pastoral worker at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM) has recently completed his chaplaincy degree at Murdoch University and Clinical Pastoral Education through Royal Perth Hospital.
In his reflective essay, titled – Reflective Essay on CPE Placement at Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University, which he completed during National Reconciliation Week, Mr Philips addresses the pastoral care challenges among young Aboriginal students and the various spiritual needs encountered.
It reflects on these needs from the perspectives of moving from adolescence to early