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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal youth health access program

 

Overview

The Aboriginal youth health access program was a trial program run by the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network in March 2010. The trial was run in Frank Baxter JJC and Kariong Juvenile Detention Centres in New South Wales. The program was aimed at developing the health knowledge of male Aboriginal patients aged 16-21 years, and encouraged health seeking behaviour in custody and in the community.

The program focused on raising the awareness of Aboriginal young people about community health services, including community mental health and related support services. The program used a holistic model combining four areas of health:

Abstract adapted from Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network and Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Related publications

Whitton NP, Young L (2010)

Aboriginal youth health access workshop program and mental health.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers Forum 2010. 13-14 October 2010, Orange Function Centre, NSW

Whitton N, Indig D (2012)

Improving Aboriginal juvenile detainees' access to community health services.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(1): 13-17

Evaluated publications

Milroy H (2010)

Effective partnerships and effective relationships.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers Forum 2010. 13-14 October 2010, Orange Function Centre, NSW

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Last updated: 4 February 2014
 
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