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The Social and cultural resilience of Aboriginal mothers in prison (SCREAM) project focuses on Indigenous women incarcerated in New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA). SCREAM seeks to examine ways to address health inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous incarcerated mothers, female carers and mothers in the community. The project will involve Aboriginal women and a broad range of other stakeholders in identifying practical steps to reduce these inequalities. The purposes of the project are to:
The SCREAM project team is based out of Perinatal and Reproductive Epidemiology Research Unit (PRERU) at the University of NSW in collaboration with Curtin University, WA, and receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Abstract adapted from the Perinatal and Reproductive Epidemiology Research Unit and the Kirby Institute
Social and cultural resilience of Aboriginal mothers in prison (SCREAM)
Perinatal and Reproductive Epidemiology Research Unit
School of Women's and Children's Health
University of New South Wales
Level 2, NcNevin Dickson Building
Sydney Children's Hospital
Randwick NSW 2031
The Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health program was established at the Kirby Institute in 2007, with an aim to close the gap in the health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. The key focus of the Institute's work is sexual health and blood borne viruses, working in collaboration with other key health sectors involved in substance use, offender health, and social and emotional wellbeing research.
This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract