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A program introduced by the Tiwi Health Board for Tiwi primary aged children. The program is an adaption of the Exploring Together program to meet the specific cultural and family structures of the Tiwi population. The program was introduced into three Tiwi primary schools during 2000-2004. The project was initially funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, with additional funds provided by beyondblue. The 10 week program involves 6-8 children with one parent each and concentrates on building the social skills for the children, parenting skills for the adults, and the overall parent-child relationship of the participants. An evaluation by Charles Darwin University found that 50% of the children participating in the program had a marked decline in the behavioural problems they were experiencing prior to the commencement of the program.
This is the final evaluation report concerning Ngaripirliga-ajirri, an Indigenous version of Exploring Together a targeted program for children and parents focusing on children's social skills and parenting management training. The report describes: the development and implementation of the Tiwi adaptation of the program; comprehensive findings concerning program outcomes; and the evaluation techniques.
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