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Safe Koori Kids: Community Based Approaches to Indigenous Injury Prevention



Safe Koori Kids was a child safety research project conducted in south-west Sydney. The research team worked closely with the Aboriginal community and schools in Campbelltown to develop, implement and evaluate a school and community-based safety program for Koori kids, their families and schools.

A website was produced for the project which contains all the Safe Koori Kids resources, including safety information and links for kids, teachers and families, a game for kids, and resources which teachers can use in the classroom.

The project was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). It was undertaken by The George Institute for Global Health, the University of Wollongong and the University of Sydney.

Abstract adapted from Safe Koori Kids


Dr Kathleen Clapham
Chief Investigator, Safe Koori Kids
University of Wollongong
Centre for Health Service Development
c/o Australian Health Services Research Institute
Building 234 (iC Enterprise 1)
Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong
Wollongong NSW 2522
Ph: (02) 4221 5171
Fax: (02) 42214679

Related publications

Clapham K, Bolt R, Stevenson M (2010)

Child injury in an urban Australian indigenous community: the safe Koori kids intervention.

Injury Prevention; 16(suppl 1):

Clapham K (2011)

Child injury in an urban Australian Indigenous community: the Safe Koori Kids intervention.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Clapham K, Khavarpour F, Stevenson M (2006)

Researching the safety of children and youth in urban communities: an Indigenous perspective.

Paper presented at the ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference. 10-13 December 2006, Sydney

University of Wollongong (2010)

Safe Koori kids [interactive game].

: University of Wollongong

This interactive game teaches children how to live safely. Children follow a path and are offered safety advice along the way. When they reach the end of the path they answer a number of questions to test their understanding of the safety messages given. The game has sections on safety at school, safety in the bush, playing sport (basketball) and safety as a pedestrian.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 14 September 2016
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