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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents' health. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2014

Andrew R, Tiggemann M, Clark L (2014)

Positive body image and young women’s health: Implications for sun protection, cancer screening, weight loss and alcohol consumption behaviours.

Journal of Health Psychology; first online(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105314520814):

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Mapping of children and youth indicator reporting frameworks.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lewis LN, Skinner SR (2014)

Adolescent pregnancy in Australia.

In: Cherry AL, Dillon ME, eds. International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy. : Springer US: 191-203

2013

Allen J, Stapleton H, Tracy S, Kildea S (2013)

Is a randomised controlled trial of a maternity care intervention for pregnant adolescents possible? An Australian feasibility study.

Medical Research Methodology; 13: 138

Retrieved 13 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-13-138

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Adoptions Australia 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Medical Association (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health report card 2012 - 2013: the healthy early years - getting the right start in life.

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association's (AMA) Indigenous health report card for 2012-13 focuses on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children. It outlines the current research and evidence on the factors in the early life of Indigenous children may determine health outcomes later in life. It also provides evidence for policies, programs and measures that work to protect them against adverse social and physical conditions in early life. On the basis of that evidence, the 2012-13 report card makes a range of recommendations to governments to improve health and wellbeing in the early years, in the following areas:

  • development of a comprehensive plan for maternal and child services
  • support for families at risk
  • measures to keep children at school
  • strengthening community capacity
  • improving the living environment
  • ensuring better data, research and evaluation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (2013)

The wellbeing of young Australians: report card & technical report.

Canberra: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2013)

Snapshot 2013: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Davidson B, Hill AE, Nelson A (2013)

Responding to the World Report on Disability in Australia: lessons from collaboration in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school.

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; 15(1): 69-74

Grogan P, Colvin K, Rose J, Morstyn L, Atkins C (2013)

Building the scaffolding: strengthening support for young people in Victoria.

Melbourne: Victorian Council of Social Service

Ha DH, Amarasena N, Crocombe L (2013)

The dental health of Australia's children by remoteness: Child Dental Health Survey Australia 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lindeman M, Flouris A, Lopes J (2013)

Youth programs in remote central Australian Aboriginal communities 2013.

Darwin: Centre for Remote Health

This report provides information on a study undertaken to explore the enablers and barriers of youth programs in remote Central Australian Indigenous communities.

The report includes the aims and methodology of the study, a literature review and recommendations, with the findings organised into these topics:

  • background of Central Australian young people development programs
  • important elements of youth development programs
  • defining features of youth programs
  • youth program workforce
  • youth program outcomes
  • collaboration and relationships
  • resources and infrastructure
  • the context of service delivery in remote communities
  • 'youth-centred, context-specific' services

The study was conducted in partnership between the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) and the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

McNamara PM (2013)

Adolescent suicide in Australia: rates, risk and resilience.

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry; 18(3): 351-369

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2013)

Annual report 2012-2013, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Saunders V, McArthur M (2013)

Children of prisoners: exploring the needs of children and young people who have a parent incarcerated in the Australian Capital Territory.

Sydney: Shine for Kids

Stanwick J, Lu T, Karmel T, Wibrow B (2013)

How young people are faring 2013: the national report on the learning and earning of young Australians.

Melbourne: Foundation for Young Australians

Tomyn AJ, Norrish JM, Cummins RA (2013)

The subjective wellbeing of Indigenous Australian adolescents: validating the personal wellbeing index-school children.

Social Indicators Research; 110(3): 1013-1031

Valery PC, Youlden DR, Baade PD, Ward LJ, Green AC, Aitken JF (2013)

Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997–2008.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer; 60(1): 156–158

Ward K, Quinn H, Bachelor M, Bryant V, Campbell-Lloyd S, Newbound A, Scully M, Webby R, McIntyre PB (2013)

Adolescent school-based vaccination in Australia.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E156-E167

Ward K, Quinn H, Menzies R, McIntyre P (2013)

A history of adolescent school-based vaccination in Australia.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E168-E174

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (2013)

Annual report 2012-13 : Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation.

Yuendumu, NT: Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation

Wilson M (2013)

Drinking in the suburbs: the experiences of Aboriginal young people.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

This project focused on the experiences of Aboriginal young people with and around alcohol in the south and south-east metropolitan area of Perth. The purpose of the study was to provide a comprehensive picture of this group's experiences in order for services to better target future health promotion for Aboriginal young people. Young people were asked about their: level of alcohol consumption; experience of alcohol-related harms; contexts of drinking; knowledge of health effects; memory of health promotion messages; and ideas for effective health promotion.

Findings indicate that many of the young people are consuming alcohol from an early age and at levels exceeding recommended guidelines for long-term harm. The majority had found themselves in trouble with authority and a third had been in detention, primarily related to alcohol. The young people showed low knowledge of chronic health effects associated with alcohol and little memory of existing health promotion campaigns.

The results of this study highlight the need for a youth-friendly approach to health promotion, specifically designed for, conducted by and in consultation with young Aboriginal people.

Abstract adapted from National Drug Research Institute

2012

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

A picture of Australia's children 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Diabetes among young Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Carson KV, Brinn MP, Labiszewski NA, Peters M, Chang AB, Veale A, Esterman AJ, Smith BJ (2012)

Interventions for tobacco use prevention in Indigenous youth.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; (8): CD009325

Retrieved 15 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009325.pub2

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2012)

Snapshot 2012: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2012)

Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people – edition one.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report, prepared by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, provides the details of 82 evidence-based programs from WA and across Australia. These programs demonstrate best or promising practice and all aim to increase the wellbeing of children and young people. Each program addresses at least one of the eight areas of wellbeing:

  • health and safety
  • education
  • material wellbeing
  • family and peer relationships
  • participation
  • subjective wellbeing
  • behaviours and risks
  • environment.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Final evaluation of youth in communities for the department of families, housing, community services and Indigenous affairs: final report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Dollman J, Maher C, Olds TS, Ridley K (2012)

Physical activity and screen time behaviour in metropolitan, regional and rural adolescents: A cross-sectional study of Australians aged 9-16 years.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; 15(1): 32–37

Doyle L, Hill R (2012)

The best of every woman: an overview of approaches for philanthropic investment in Aboriginal women and girls.

Melbourne: Effective Philanthropy

Duke J, Wood F, Semmens J, Edgar DW, Spilsbury K, Rea S (2012)

An assessment of burn injury hospitalisations of adolescents and young adults in Western Australia, 1983–2008.

Burns; 38(1): 128-135

Ho KM, Geelhoed E, Gope M, Burrell M, Rao S (2012)

An injury awareness education program on outcomes of juvenile justice offenders in Western Australia: an economic analysis.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 279

Retrieved 28 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-279

Howard J, Alperstein D, Cox S, Zorz H, – LINC Owen Smith (2012)

Young men and yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

This edition of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) bulletin provides information on the Young men and yarndi program, a camp run in New South Wales that provides young Indigenous men with information about cannabis. This report provides information on:

  • the rationale for the program
  • the theoretical underpinnings of the program
  • the aims of the program
  • how the program is operated
  • lessons learned from the program.

This report also includes the slides of a Power point presentation about the Young men and yarndi program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hoy WE (2012)

Exclusion of Indigenous youth from important parts of the Australian Health Survey [letter].

The Lancet; 379(9821): 1101-1102

Irie F, Lang J, Kaltner M, Le Brocque R, Kenardy J (2012)

Effects of gender, Indigenous status and remoteness to health services on the occurrence of assault-related injuries in children and adolescents.

Injury; 43(11): 1873–1880

Mooney-Somers J, Olsen A, Erick W, Scott R, Akee A, Maher L (2012)

Young Indigenous Australians' sexually transmitted infection prevention practices: a community-based participatory research project.

Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology; 22(6): 519–532

Nelson A (2012)

‘You don't have to be black skinned to be black': Indigenous young people's bodily practices.

Sport, Education and Society; 17(1): 57-75

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2012)

Annual Report 2011-2012, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2012)

Report on child and youth suicide in the NT.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc (2012)

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc: annual report 2011/2012.

Perh: Nyoongar Patrol System Inc

Guiding our children, our way: Aboriginal parenting WA guides (2012)

O'Loughlin I, Parenting WA

This resource package on parenting in Western Australia was written for and by Aboriginal people. The resources consist of 12 guides which cover the following topics:

  • our children, our families, our way
  • now you are a parent
  • role models
  • identity
  • family togetherness
  • families that work well
  • step families
  • grandparents
  • storytelling
  • coping skills for our kids
  • kids grieve too
  • support.

The guides were written for Aboriginal parents and families, and offer tips and contacts that may be of use.

Abstract adapted from the Department for Communities

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2012)

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report: June 2011 to August 2012.

Darwin: Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services

This is the first of two annual reports that examine the objectives, strategies and funding arrangements of agreements that form the basis of the partnership between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) governments aimed at closing the gap in living conditions and social outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The geographies assessed in the report include; Territory growth towns, Community living areas, town camps, homelands, communities and outstations.

The report focuses on four major themes arising from the approach taken by governments in relation to Aboriginal people since the NT emergency response (NTER) commenced in 2007 and reflected in the Stronger futures arrangements proposed for the next ten years. These are:

  • transparency and accountability
  • the balance between the crisis and developmental aspects of initiatives under both the NTER and Stronger futures
  • the marginalisation of Aboriginal people in decision making and resource allocation
  • the lack of long-term planning and capacity development within Aboriginal towns, particularly the transfer of service delivery from Aboriginal organisations to the non-Indigenous, non-profit sector.
The report makes twelve recommendations in the following areas:population and mobility; one-stop shop business centres; accountability and transparency; prioritisation of investments; community safety; early childhood; education; youth services review; labour force participation; workforce development (housing); housing; and health (morgues).

Abstract adapted from Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report

Pham X, Page P, Sivamalai S, Woolley T (2012)

The benefits of a tailor-made pilot primary health-care course for Indigenous high school students in remote Queensland.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(3): 113-118

Pointer S, Helps Y (2012)

Trends in hospitalised childhood injury in Australia 1999–07.

Canberrra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Priest N, MacKean T, Davis E, Waters E, Briggs L (2012)

Strengths and challenges for Koori kids: harder for Koori kids, Koori kids doing well - exploring Aboriginal perspectives on social determinants of Aboriginal child health and wellbeing.

Health Sociology Review; 21(2): 165-179

Priest N, Baxter J, Hayes L (2012)

Social and emotional outcomes of Australian children from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(2): 183–190

Shepherd CCJ, Li J, Mitrou F, Zubrick SR (2012)

Socioeconomic disparities in the mental health of Indigenous children in Western Australia.

BMC Public Health; 12: 756

Retrieved 10 September 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-756

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Taylor J (2012)

Indigenous mobility and school attendance in remote Australia: cause or effect?.

International Journal of Educational Research; 54: 31–40

Teesson M, Newton NC, Barrett EL (2012)

Australian school-based prevention programs for alcohol and other drugs: a systematic review.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(6): 731–736

Tighe J (2012)

Alive and kicking goals!: preliminary findings from a Kimberley suicide prevention program.

Advances in Mental Health; 10(3): 240 - 245

Western Australian Department of Corrective Services (2012)

Monthly graphical report - May 2012.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Corrective Services

Western Australian Department of Corrective Services (2012)

Western Australian Department of Corrective Services weekly offender statistics 2012.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Corrective Services

2011

Attorney-General's Department (2011)

Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs report: Doing time – time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

Barton, ACT: Attorney-General's Department

This report is the Australian Government's response to the findings and recommendations provided by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in the Doing time - time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system report, released in June 2011. The report presents 40 specific recommendations on how the government aims to take action to reduce the over-representation of young Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (2011)

Dispelling myths: Indigenous students' engagement with university.

Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing: a focus on children and youth, Apr 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Corrective Services, Australia, March quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Criminal courts, Australia, 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Schools, Australia, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Council for Educational Research (2011)

Evaluation of the Sporting Chance Program.

Camberwell, Vic: Australian Council for Educational Research

Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse (2011)

The impact of domestic violence on children: a literature review.

Sydney: The Benevolent Society

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the third report developed under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as the more recent measures introduced under Closing the gap national partnerships.

The performance framework reports on the three tiers of health:

  • health status and outcomes: this includes measures of prevalence of disease or injury, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing
  • measures of the health determinants: this includes socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours
  • health system performance: this includes effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility and sustainability.
Major findings of the report include:
  • a significant decline in Indigenous deaths due to avoidable causes
  • narrowing of the mortality gap
  • reduction in infant mortality
  • chronic diseases are a continuing concern, contributing to two thirds of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • there were slight reductions in literacy and numeracy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • risky behaviours, such as smoking and lack of physical activity, were continuing concerns among Indigenous people
  • access to, and utilisation of medical services is less than expected given higher levels of illness
  • access to medical services is more difficult in remote than non-remote areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Social justice report 2011.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication presents the second social justice report by Mick Gooda, the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. It reports on the developments in the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the 2010/2011 period. The theme of the report is lateral violence and its relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and how human rights frameworks can address this issue. Mick Gooda's review focuses on developments relating to the:

  • National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
  • Indigenous Human Rights Network Australia
  • Northern Territory Emergency Response
  • Australian Government's engagement framework
  • recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution
  • situation in Alice Springs
  • Close the Gap campaign
  • marking of 20 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Indigenous Economic Development Strategy.

Recommendations are outlined in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides information on the safety of Indigenous children across Australia. It covers key areas such as injury and violence, protection and justice. Findings from the report suggest that Indigenous children experience a higher rate of injury than do non-Indigenous children. Indigenous children are:

  • 5 times as likely to experience a hospital separation for assault
  • 8 times as likely to be the subject of substantiated child abuse or neglect
  • 15 times as likely to be under juvenile justice supervision.

Indigenous children are also found to have poorer outcomes in the area of child safety, including:

  • higher rates of hospitalisations due to injury
  • higher rates of injury mortality
  • more frequently come into contact with child protection and juvenile justice systems.

It was reported in the key areas of 'Injury and violence' that although the causes of injury hospital separation were found to be the same among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, Indigenous children were found to have higher rates of injury hospital separation than did non-Indigenous children, at a rate of 1.3 times higher. Rates of assault hospital separation for Indigenous children were over five times the rates for non-Indigenous children. External causes of injury were responsible for 25% of all deaths among Indigenous children aged 0-17 years, the death rates among this population group were three times higher than the rates among the non-Indigenous population.

Child abuse and neglect were higher among Indigenous children than among non-Indigenous children, with Indigenous children found to be:

  • 8 times as likely to be the subject of substantiated child abuse or neglect
  • 9 times as likely to be on a child protection care and protection order
  • 10 times as likely to be living in out-of-home care
  • most likely to experience neglect in substantiated cases.

The report also found that Indigenous children were more likely to have had contact with the juvenile justice system, they were:

  • 15 times as likely to be under juvenile justice supervision
  • 24 times as likely to be detained
  • entered their first period of juvenile justice supervision at a younger age
  • spent on average 5 days longer in un-sentenced detention.

The report refers to factors such as family and community security, as well as the accessibility of appropriate support systems; and highlights areas of opportunity for further improvements towards Indigenous child health and wellbeing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Adoptions Australia 2010–11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2009-10: an overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Juvenile justice in Australia, 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Prevalence of Type 1 diabetes in Australian children, 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This national statistical publication reports on the health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-24 years of age. This reporting is vital for the development of evidence-based youth policies. Part VII provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and looks at key issues including:

  • health status
  • determinants of health
  • families and communities
  • socioeconomic factors
  • housing
  • health system performance.

The report also highlights areas where work is still needed.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (2011)

Submission to the House of Representatives Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues: inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

Dulwich Hill, NSW: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

Badger B (2011)

The Mt Theo program.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 23

Biddle N (2011)

Towards a behavioural model of Indigenous education participation and achievement.

Blanch FR (2011)

Young Nunga males at play and playing up: the look and the talk.

Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education; 32(1): 99-112

Bond CEW, Jeffries S (2011)

Indigeneity and the likelihood of imprisonment in Queensland's adult and children's courts.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; 19(2): 169-183

Borowski A (2011)

In courtroom 7— the Children's Koori Court at work: findings from an evaluation.

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; 55(7): 1110-1134

Bryant J, Ward J, Worth H, Hull P, Solar S, Bailey S (2011)

Safer sex and condom use: a convenience sample of Aboriginal young people in New South Wales.

Sexual Health; 8(3): 378-383

Cass B, Brennan D, Thomson C, Hill T, Purcal C, Hamilton M, Adamson E (2011)

Young carers: social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Child and Adolescent Community Health (2011)

Health and wellbeing profile of young Western Australians.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Chronic Diseases Network (2011)

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS).

The Chronicle; 20(1): 24

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Child guardian report: child protection system 2009-10.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Child guardian: consultation report youth justice system.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Summary report - views of young people in detention centres, Queensland, 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Views of young people in detention centres, Queensland, 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Your views... Detention Queensland 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commissioner for Children and Young People (2011)

Speaking out about reducing alcohol-related harm on children and young people: the views of Western Australian children and young people.

Perth, WA: Commissioner for Children and Young People

Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia (2011)

Report of the inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia

Commissioner of Children and Young People (2011)

Profile of children and young people in Western Australia : 2011 report.

Perth: Commissioner of Children and Young People

Crawford E (2011)

Aboriginal young people and crime.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal young people and crime. 7 February 2011, Sydney Institute of Criminology

Crouch A, Robertson H, Fagan P (2011)

Hip hopping the gap – performing arts approaches to sexual health disadvantage in young people in remote settings.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S34-S37

Davison B, Cunningham T, Singh G (2011)

Engaging adolescents and young adults in a longitudinal health study: experience from the Top End cohort [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 86–87

Debus B (2011)

Speech notes for Institute of Criminology seminar, “Aboriginal young people and crime”.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal young people and crime. 7 February 2011, Sydney Institute of Criminology

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 2.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

National plan to reduce violence against women and their children: including the first three year action plan.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Inhalant use: a guide for parents and families (2011)

Drug and Alcohol Office Western Australia

This booklet on inhalant use was developed by the Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drugs Program and Workforce Development Branch of the Drug and Alcohol Office. The booklet is suitable for parents, family members and other carers of Indigenous and non-Indigenous urban-based young people who are concerned that the young person under their care could be using inhalants.

Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Office of WA

Freeman T, White VM, Roche AM (2011)

Which Australian secondary school students are at risk of illicit drug use?.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(6): 589–596

George RP, Kruger E, Tennant M (2011)

The geographic and socioeconomic distribution of in-hospital treatment of impacted teeth in Western Australia: a 6-year retrospective analysis.

Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry; 9(2): 131-136

Gonski D, Boston K, Greiner K, Lawrence C, Scales B, Tannock P (2011)

Review of funding for schooling: final report.

Canberra: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Ha D, Roberts-Thomson K, Armfield J (2011)

The child dental health surveys Australia, 2005 and 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Harris M, Gartland G (2011)

Children of the Intervention: Aboriginal children living in the Northern Territory of Australia. A submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Melbourne: Concerned Citizens

Heffernan ME (2011)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines: the attitudes and intentions of Australian health providers and parents from three diverse cultural groups toward HPV vaccination of pre-adolescent children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Melbourne: Melbourne

Helme S, Lamb S (2011)

Closing the school completion gap for Indigenous students.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This resource sheet provides an overview of approaches to improving the school completion rates of Indigenous youth. Included is information on what is currently known about these approaches and what information needs to be developed in this area. This resource sheet was produced as part of a series by the Closing the gap clearinghouse to disseminate information which could be used to help develop solutions to 'close the gap'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Higgins D (2011)

Protecting children: evolving systems.

Family Matters; 89(2011): 5-10

Indig D, Vecchiato C, Haysom L, Beilby R, Carter J, Champion U, Gaskin C, Heller E, Kumar S, Mamone N, Muir P, van den Dolder P, Whitton G (2011)

2009 NSW young people in custody health survey: full report.

Sydney: Justice Health and Juvenile Justice

Indig D, Vecchiato C (2011)

Social determinants of health, risk behaviours and mental health among Aboriginal juvenile detainees.

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

Ivec M, Braithwaite V, Harris N (2011)

'Resetting the relationship' in Indigenous child protection: public hope and private reality.

Law & Policy; 34(1): 80-103

Jamieson L, Kapellas K, Roberts-Thomson K, Sayers S (2011)

Validity of dental screening questions in an Indigenous young adult population [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 87–88

Jamieson LM, Paradies YC, Gunthorpe W, Cairney SJ, Sayers SM (2011)

Oral health and social and emotional well-being in a birth cohort of Aboriginal Australian young adults.

BMC Public Health; 11: 656

Retrieved 19 August 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-656.pdf

Mackerras DEM, Singh GR, Eastman CJ (2011)

Iodine status of Aboriginal teenagers in the Darwin region before mandatory iodine fortification of bread.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(3): 126-130

Mansfield K, Gunn J, Wilson N, Scott L (2011)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and opportunistic trachoma screening in an Indigenous community in the Northern Territory, 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(4): 8-12

Midford R, MacLean S, Catto M, Thomson N, Debuyst O (2011)

Review of volatile substance use among Indigenous people.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Ministerial Council for Education Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education action plan 2010–2014.

Canberra: Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs

Closing the gap: national partnership agreement on Indigenous early childhood development: implementation plan: antenatal care, pre-pregnancy and teenage sexual reproductive health (2011)

Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations

Mission Australia (2011)

National survey of young Australians 2011: key and emerging issues.

Sydney: Mission Australia

New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (2011)

Child deaths 2010 annual report: learning to improve services.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services

New South Wales Ombudsman (2011)

Addressing Aboriginal disadvantage: the need to do things differently.

Sydney: New South Wales Ombudsman

New South Wales Ombudsman (2011)

Kariong Juvenile Correctional Centre: meeting the challenges.

Sydney: New South Wales Ombudsman

Nguyen AR, Ling J, Antoniou G, Sutherland LM, Cundy PJ, Gomes B (2011)

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: rising rates with obesity and Aboriginality in South Australia.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; 93-B(10): 1416-1423

Parkinson P (2011)

For kids' sake: repairing the social environment for Australian children and young people.

Sydney: University of Sydney

Paulson A (2011)

Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural & Development Centre.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal young people and crime. 7 February 2011, Sydney Institute of Criminology

Priest N, Paradies Y, Stewart P, Luke J (2011)

Racism and health among urban Aboriginal young people.

BMC Public Health; 11: 568

Retrieved 15 July 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-568

Priest NC, Paradies YC, Gunthorpe W, Cairney SJ, Sayers SM (2011)

Racism as a determinant of social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal Australian youth.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 546-550

Queensland Government (2011)

Just futures 2012–2015 : growing community, family, opportunity and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Richards K, Rosevear L, Gilbert R (2011)

Promising interventions for reducing Indigenous juvenile offending.

Sydney: Indigenous justice clearinghouse

Richards K (2011)

Measuring juvenile recidivism in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Richards K (2011)

Trends in juvenile detention in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Robinson G, Silburn S, Leckning B (2011)

Suicide of children and youth in the NT, 2006-2010: public release report for the Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education

Robinson L, Long M, Lamb S (2011)

How young people are faring 2011: the national report on the learning and work situation of young Australians.

Melbourne: Foundation for Young Australians

Sayers S, Davison B, Fitz J, Singh G (2011)

Aboriginal birth cohort study–wave 3 selected results: the good news and the bad news.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 23-24

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2011)

Growing up our way - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices matrix.

Canberra: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Smart C (2011)

COAG Aboriginal Child Health Project: child and adolescent community health.

Paper presented at the Aboriginal Health Council of WA – Annual State Sector Conference. 12th-13th April 2011, Scarborough, WA

Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (2011)

Doing time - time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

This report by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs presents findings from an inquiry into the high levels of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system. The committee was focused on identifying reasons for the continuing over-representation of Indigenous young people in custody, and specifically ways of prevention and early intervention to curb this.

A major finding of the committee was the need for the Closing the gap strategy to include a national partnership agreement specifically relating to the Safe communities building block which would be inclusive of specific targets relating to justice. The committee made 40 recommendations to the Australian Government.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011 overview.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

Stewart J, Walsh A (2011)

Collaborating to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people's sexual and reproductive health 'everybody's business'.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(4): 14-15

Toombs M, Gorman D (2011)

Mental health and Indigenous university students.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(4): 22-24

Vinson T, Ericson M (2011)

Young people on remand in Victoria: guilt not yet determined, balancing individual and community interests.

Melbourne: Jesuit Social Services

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 44-46

Zubrick SR, Mitrou F, Lawrence D, Silburn SR (2011)

Maternal death and the onward psychosocial circumstances of Australian Aboriginal children and young people.

Psychological Medicine; 41(9): 1971-1980

2010

Allard T, Stewart A, Chrzanowski A, Ogilvie J, Birks D, Little S (2010)

Police diversion of young offenders and Indigenous over-representation.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

This report describes the findings of a study into the incidence, nature, and outcome of contact with the juvenile justive system, for a cohort of 8,236 young people aged 10 to 16 years in Queensland between 2000 and 2007. The study was designed to assess whether greater use of diversionary measures, as opposed to formal sanctions, would reduce over-representation of Indigenous juveniles within the juvenile justice system. The study comprised three primary research topics: the amount/extent of contact with the juvenile justice system; processes used; and the impact of police diversion on further contact with the juvenile justice system. The study's findings indicate that Indigenous juveniles come into contact with police earlier, at a more frequent rate and are less likely to be diverted to informal measures than non-Indigenous juveniles.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Mental health of young people, 2007.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Oct 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

The information included in this report is taken from a variety of sources. This report highlights that Aboriginal and Torres Strait people make up 2.5% of the Australian population and is young compared to the rest of the population. The key findings include:

  • The estimated resident population in 2006 was 517,000 people.
  • The median age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 21.0 years compared to 37.0 years for the non-Indigenous population.
  • 68% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reside in rural and remote locations and 32% reside in urban locations.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a lower life expectancy than non-Indigenous Australians. From 2005-2007 the gap was 11.5 years for males and 9.7 years for females.
  • Life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males at birth is estimated to be 67.2 years and for females is 72.9 years.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language and culture is strong.
  • Socio-economic outcomes continute to improve; 22% completed year twelve in 2008.
  • More people completed non-school qualifications; 40% of people aged 25-64 years in 2008, compared to 32% in 2002.
  • The unemployment rate fell from 23% in 2002 to 17% in 2008, but remains five times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous unemployment which was 5% in 2008.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2010)

Second national sexually transmissible infections strategy 2010 - 2013.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Government-funded specialist homelessness services: SAAP National Data Collection annual report 2008-09 Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Health and wellbeing of young Australians: indicator framework and key national indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Health and wellbeing of young Australians: technical paper on operational definitions and data issues for key national indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2008-09: interim report - main tables.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Young people and children in social housing.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bartels L (2010)

Emerging issues in domestic/family violence research.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Bath H, Roseby R, Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory 2010 (2010)

Growing them strong, together: promoting the safety and wellbeing of the Northern Territory's children: report of the Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory 2010.

Darwin: Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory 2010

The Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory (NT) was appointed by the Chief Minister in December 2009 to review the child protection system and make recommendations to strengthen and improve the system. This report presents the findings and recommendations of this Inquiry. The report begins by outlining the context of service delivery in the NT and how the current child protection system operates, before going on to present findings and recommendations.

The key finding of the inquiry is that child protection in the NT requires substantial organisational reform, including developing a collaborative approach across government departments and relevant local community development programs. Staffing was identified as a core area in need of improved resources in both statutory child protection and out of home care services. Finally the report places special emphasis on how the needs of Indigenous children, families and communities might be best met by the child protection system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Borowski A (2010)

Indigenous participation in sentencing young offenders: findings from an evaluation of the Children's Koori Court of Victoria.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 43(3): 465-484

Coffin J (2010)

Conceptualising bullying in an Aboriginal context as reported by the Yamaji community, to inform the development of a bullying prevention program that is culturally sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal students.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Edith Cowan University: Perth

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2010)

Snapshot 2010: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2010)

Views of children and young people in foster care Queensland 2010.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, Queensland

Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2010)

Research to inform the development of the Youth Diversion Communication Strategy in the East Kimberly and Central Desert Region: final report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This research was conducted by the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) on behalf of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). The aim of the research was to inform future communication strategies and policy designed to reduce the incidence of substance use among Aboriginal young people in the East Kimberly and Central Desert Regions. Researchers conducted stakeholder interviews in the Northern Territory (NT) and Western Australia (WA), including site visits to Docker River (NT) and Kununurra (WA) between September and October 2009.

One of the major findings of this research is that communications are not seen as a priority for addressing Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA) among Aboriginal young people. Instead of funding communications, providing significant funding and support for Youth diversion programs was identified as a way to have the greatest impact on VSA.

The research identified that the most likely way to use communications development to impact substance misuse was to work with at-risk youth to design and develop resources that target other young people. This method can effectively engage youth with key messages on harm minimisation and prevention, and educate them on the long term affects of substance use. When considering the most effective way to use message delivery for young people in the central desert and Kimberley regions, the research indicates that a fluid, dynamic and interactive communication strategy is most appropriate.

Different strategies are needed to address different population groups including: young people; key influencers: families, elders and community leaders; youth workers; retailers; and non-Indigenous residents.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Dale RC, Singh H, Troedson C, Pillai S, Gaikiwari S, Kozlowska K (2010)

A prospective study of acute movement disorders in children.

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; 52(8): 739-748

de Silva-Sanigorski AM, Bolton K, Haby M, Kremer P, Gibbs L, Waters E, Swinburn B (2010)

Scaling up community-based obesity prevention in Australia: background and evaluation design of the health promoting communities: Being Active Eating Well initiative.

BMC Public Health; 10: 65

Retrieved 12 February 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-65.pdf

Dent E, Selvey CE, Bell A, Davis J, McDonald MI (2010)

Incomplete protection against hepatitis B among remote Aboriginal adolescents despite full vaccination in infancy.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 435-439

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (2010)

The state of Victoria's children 2009 : Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria.

Melbourne: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2010)

Development of national standards for out of home care: working document.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2010)

Two feet on the ground – standing proud: findings from Wave 2 of Footprints in Time.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Justice and Attorney General of New South Wales (2010)

New South Wales criminal courts statistics 2009.

Sydney: Department of Justice and Attorney General of New South Wales

Dockery AM, Kendall G, Li J, Mahendran A, Ong R, Strazdins L (2010)

Housing and children's development and wellbeing: a scoping study.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This study included a review of existing international literature in the area of child ecology, and assessment of the viability of pursuing empirical research within an Australian context. The four main areas addressed in the research question included: the influential factors of particular aspects of housing; implications of future policy and programs; existing Australian databases; and suitable approaches to methodology and analysis.

The research utilised the conceptual framework of Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological theory which identified the importance of early identification and intervention in childhood development and wellbeing, in particular the links between aspects of housing on later childhood achievements. The housing aspects studied included physical, environmental, social and economic characteristics.

The findings of this study identified a clear need for further research to be conducted in Australia, and highlighted the existing evidence gaps for this area. It acknowledged areas of policy concern including the high proportion of homeless children in Australia, the recognition that Indigenous Australian children experience significantly worse housing variables than non-Indigenous Australian children, and the prevalence of housing stress in Australia, particularly among households with children.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Edwards R (2010)

Leaving care: young people with disability.

Social Policy Research Centre newsletter; 105(July 2010): 10

Eley R, Gorman D (2010)

Didgeridoo playing and singing to support asthma management in Aboriginal Australians.

The Journal of Rural Health; 26(1): 100-104

Eley R, Gorman M (2010)

Music therapy to manage asthma symptoms in young Indigenous people in an urban setting.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 20-22

Fagan P, McDonell P (2010)

Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in relation to safe sex, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS among remote living north Queensland youth.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S52-S56

Gibson C, Johnstone T (2010)

Investing in our future: children's journey through homelessness and child protection.

Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection

Gibson C, Morphett K (2010)

Think child, think family: child and family-sensitive practice in specialist homelessness service: survey report 2010.

Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection

Grace J, Krom IL, Butler T, Midford R (2010)

Overview of Indigenous offender health.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Hall WD, Wallace AL, Cobiac LJ, Doran CM, Vos T (2010)

How can we reduce alcohol-related road crash deaths among young Australians?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(8): 464-466

Hamilton M, Redmond G, Muir K (2010)

Conceptualisation of social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people, and policy implications.

Canberra: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Hattersley K, Laurie KJ, Liebelt JE, Gecz J, Durkin SR, Craig JE, Burdon KP (2010)

A novel syndrome of paediatric cataract, dysmorphism, ectodermal features, and developmental delay in Australian Aboriginal family maps to 1p35.3-p36.32.

BMC Medical Genetics; 11: 165

Retrieved 19 November 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2350-11-165.pdf

Higgins DJ (2010)

Community development approaches to safety and wellbeing of Indigenous children.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This resource sheet provides an overview of community development approaches to safety and wellbeing of Indigenous children. Included is information on what is currently known about these approaces and what information needs to be developed in this area. This resource sheet was produced as part of a series by the Closing the gap clearinghouse to disseminate information which could be used to help develop solutions to 'close the gap'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Holyoake Institute for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Resolutions, Midlands Education Aboriginal Office (2010)

An evaluation of the music therapy intervention ‘DRUMBEAT' with alienated youth in the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

Newcastle, NSW: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle

Howard D (2010)

Submission in response to the Terms of Reference of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Phoenix Consulting

Jamieson LM, Gunthorpe W, Cairney SJ, Sayers SM, Roberts-Thomson KF, Slade GD (2010)

Substance use and periodontal disease among Australian Aboriginal young adults.

Addiction; 105(4): 719-726

Jamieson LM, Roberts-Thomson KF, Sayers SM (2010)

Risk indicators for severe impaired oral health among Indigenous Australian young adults.

BMC Oral Health; 10(1):

Jamieson LM, Sayers SM, Roberts-Thomson KF (2010)

Clinical oral health outcomes in young Australian Aboriginal adults compared with national-level counterparts.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 558-561

Jamieson LM, Roberts-Thomson K, Sayers S (2010)

Dental caries risk indicators among Australian Aboriginal young adults.

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; 38(3): 213–221

The oral health of young Indigenous Australian adults (2010)

Jamieson LM

Kerdemelidis M, Lennon DR, Arroll B, Peat B, Jarman J (2010)

The primary prevention of rheumatic fever.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 534-548

Suicide sux (2010)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council Inc

This poster was produced to encourage help seeking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are feeling depressed or at risk of self-harm. It provides a phone number to call and encourages people who are feeling this way to get in touch with their local Aboriginal Medical Service. The poster promotes the message 'If you are feeling depressed or feel like hurting yourself, don't be shame to ask for help'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kral I (2010)

Generational change, learning and remote Australian Indigenous youth.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Kral I (2010)

Plugged in: remote Australian Indigenous youth and digital culture.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Kulunga Research Network (2010)

Start stronger, live longer national Aboriginal health worker symposium 2010: symposium report.

Perth: Kulunga Research Network

The Start Stronger, Live Longer Symposium was held over two days in June 2010, Perth Western Australia. The primary objective of the symposium was to provide Aboriginal Health Workers and others with an opportunity to learn from and connect with experts in a range of Aboriginal health related areas.

Additional related objectives included;

  • Celebrate the strengths cof Aboriginal Health Workers and honour the work they do with Aboriginal children, families and communities on a daily basis;
  • Bring together a range of stakeholders from across Australia to share their knowledge, expertise and experiences;
  • Provide Aboriginal Health Workers with a unique experience to learn from and network with their colleagues;
  • To give Aboriginal Health Workers access to experts in research, policy and service provision and in doing so share their experiences and concerns.

The majority of participants considered the information presented would be very useful to their work and afforded a unique learning experience. The symposium proved to be a useful professional development and capacity building opportunity for Aboriginal Health Workers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Larkins S (2010)

Strengthening culture, strengthening identity: Keys to healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people and securing their social and emotional wellbeing.

Family Relationships Quarterly; (17): 10-13

Lehmann D, Alpers K (2010)

Impact of swimming pools in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

Public Health Bulletin SA; 7(3): 32-37

Lewis MS, Dingwall KM, Berkhout N, Sayers S, Maruff P, Cairney S (2010)

Assessment of cognition in an adolescent Indigenous population.

Australian Psychologist; 45(2): 123-131

Maple-Brown LJ, Sinha AK, Davis EA (2010)

Type 2 diabetes in Indigenous Australian children and adolescents.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 487-490

Merritt S, Harris H, Macdonald E (2010)

The Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (ACATLGN).

Family Relationships Quarterly; (17): 27-28

Mission Australia (2010)

Hearing directly from vulnerable young Australians - Snapshot 2010.

Sydney: Mission Australia

Mission Australia (2010)

National survey of young Australians 2010.

Sydney: Mission Australia

Mooney-Somers J, Olsen A, Erick W, Scott R, Akee A, Kaldor J, Maher L (2010)

Learning from the past: young Indigenous people's accounts of blood-borne viral and sexually transmitted infections as resilience narratives.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; 13(2): 173-186

Noetic Solutions (2010)

A strategic review of the New South Wales juvenile justice system.

Sydney: New South Wales Juvenile Justice

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (2010)

Keep them safe: a shared approach to child wellbeing: annual report 2009-10.

Sydney: NSW Government

O'Brien W (2010)

Australia's response to sexualised or sexually abusive behaviours in children and young people.

Canberra: Australian Crime Commission

Parnaby MG, Carapetis JR (2010)

Rheumatic fever in Indigenous Australian children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 527-533

Pope S (2010)

Beyondblue: the national depression initiative.

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

Purdie N, Buckley S (2010)

School attendance and retention of Indigenous Australian students.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. (2010)

Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing and substance use issues. The book contains comprehensive, culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • history and contexts
  • issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing
  • mental health practice
  • working with specific groups - models, programs, and services.

Many of the book chapters were authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous artwork features in various parts of the book.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Health (2010)

The health of Queenslanders 2010: third report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Rabaa C (2010)

Towards improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous children: mental health education in a far north Queensland school.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 21-24

Richards K, Lyneham M (2010)

Juveniles in detention in Australia, 1981-2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Robinson L, Lamb S, Walstab A (2010)

How young people are faring 2010.

Melbourne: Foundation for Young Australians

Sawyer MG, Guidolin M, Schulz KL, McGinnes B, Zubrick SR, Baghurst PA (2010)

The mental health and wellbeing of adolescents on remand in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(6): 551-559

Shine P (2010)

Aboriginal child adolescent and family mental health and wellbeing policy.

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

Smith G, White V (2010)

Use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among Indigenous students participating in the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey 2008.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Smith N (2010)

Why is the NSW juvenile reconviction rate higher than expected?.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

State and Territory Governments (2010)

New national child restraint laws.

Retrieved from

Suicide Prevention Australia (2010)

Youth suicide prevention position statement: Suicide Prevention Australia.

Leichhardt, NSW: Suicide Prevention Australia

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2010)

Indigenous Australian health and cultures : an introduction for health professionals.

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Australia

This edited volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters focusing on pregnancy and birthing through to the care and responsibilities of the elderly. These are bookended by the first chapter on 'Culture, history and health' which contextualises the subsequent content and the final chapter on future directions following the National apology.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • 'Culture, history and health' by Sherry Saggers, Maggie Walter, Dennis Gray
  • 'New life: conception, pregnancy and birthing' by Terry Dunbar and Linda Ford
  • 'Aboriginal infants and young children: the challenges ahead' by Heather D'Antoine and Dawn Bessarab
  • 'Aboriginal youth: challenges, strengths and opportunities' by David Vicary and Tine Hoult
  • 'The health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women' by Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker
  • 'Lives of Indigenous Australian men' by Mick Adams and Brian McCoy
  • 'The elderly: care and responsibilities' by Sandra Thompson, Rosemary van den Berg and Kate Smith
  • 'Loss, grief, bad luck and sorry business' by Jane Ulrik, Denise Foster and Vanessa Davis
  • 'The National apology: a new pathway forward?' By Shaun Ewen and Brian McCoy

Pearson Australia abstract

The SEARCH Investigators (2010)

The study of environment on Aboriginal resilience and child health (SEARCH): study protocol.

BMC Public Health; (10): 287

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-287.pdf

Thomas A, Cairney S, Gunthorpe W, Paradies Y, Sayers S (2010)

Strong Souls: development and validation of a culturally appropriate tool for assessment of social and emotional well-being in Indigenous youth.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(1): 40-48

This article reports on a study undertaken by Menzies School of Health Research that aimed to develop and validate a culturally appropriate tool for assessing social and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. The article includes information on the methods involved and the results of the study, and concludes that the instrument is a culturally appropriate and effective tool for assessing social and emotional wellbeing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomson S, De Bortoli L, Nicholas M, Hillman K, Buckley S (2010)

Challenges for Australian education: results from PISA 2009: the PISA 2009 assessment of students' reading, mathematical and scientific literacy.

Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research

Valery PC, Masters IB, Taylor B, Laifoo Y, O’Rourke PK, Chang AB (2010)

An education intervention for childhood asthma by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers: a randomised controlled trial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 574-579

Vassallo S, Bromfield L, Price-Robertson R (2010)

The prevalence of child abuse and neglect.

Melbourne: National Child Protection Clearinghouse

Victorian Child Death Review Committee (2010)

Annual report of inquiries into the deaths of children known to Child Protection 2010.

Melbourne: Office of the Child Safety Commissioner, Victoria

Walker R (2010)

The YEP project: Youth Educating Peers: July 2009 – July 2011.

Paper presented at the STI and BBV Quarterly Forum. 8 September 2010, Perth, WA

Webster SM, Temple-Smith M (2010)

Children and young people in out-of-home care: are GPs ready and willing to provide comprehensive health assessments for this vulnerable group?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 16(4): 296-303

Westerman T (2010)

Engaging Australian Aboriginal youth in mental health services.

Australian Psychologist; 45(3): 212-222

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

Williamson A, Redman S, Dadds M, Daniels J, D ’ Este C, Raphael B, Eades S, Skinner T (2010)

Acceptability of an emotional and behavioural screening tool for children in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in urban NSW.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(10): 894–900

Williamson AB, Raphael B, Redman S, Daniels J, Eades SJ, Mayers N (2010)

Emerging themes in Aboriginal child and adolescent mental health: findings from a qualitative study in Sydney, New South Wales.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 603-605

Wilson M, Stearne A, Gray D, Saggers S (2010)

Review of the harmful use of alcohol amongst Indigenous Australians.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Zines D (2010)

Community partnerships for young drivers and road safety education.

Paper presented at the Insurance Commission of Western Australia Road Safety Forum 2010. 6 September 2010, Perth

2009

Andy B (2009)

Ngwala Willumbong "share your story" youth camp.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 1-2

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Education and work, Australia, May 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Indigenous statistics for schools.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey, 2008.

Retrieved 11 April 2011 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0?OpenDocument

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Health and wellbeing of Indigenous children.

In: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, ed. A picture of Australia's children 2009. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Ch. 3. Part IX, pgs. 133-158

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Juvenile justice in Australia 2007-08.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Blagg H (2009)

Youth justice in Western Australia.

Subiaco, WA: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Brown L, Zulumovski K (2009)

A better future for Australia's Indigenous young people: submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

Sydney: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Brown N (2009)

A rights-based approach to improving Aboriginal child health.

Paper presented at the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Conference 2009. 2-4 September 2009, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Calma T (2009)

Investing in Indigenous youth and communities to prevent crime.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009, Canberra

Calma T (2009)

Investing in Indigenous youth and communities to prevent crime [audio file].

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August - 1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Carrington K, Pereira M (2009)

Offending youth : sex, crime and justice.

Annandale, N.S.W.: Federation Press

Carter J (2009)

Re-integrating young people into the community.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Chamberlain C, MacKenzie D (2009)

Counting the homeless 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chapman RL, Buckley LD, Sheehan MC (2009)

The potential for a web based intervention to improve young adult passenger safety.

Paper presented at the 2009 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference. 10-12 November 2009, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales

Cinelli RL, O'Dea JA (2009)

Body image and obesity among Australian adolescents from Indigenous and Anglo-European backgrounds: implications for health promotion and obesity prevention among Aboriginal youth.

Health Education Research; 24(6): 1059-1068

Cochrane W (2009)

Don't 4get me when you're talkin DV.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Cunneen C (2009)

Are governments bound to fail Indigenous children and what can be done about it?.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Footprints in time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children—key summary report from Wave 1.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Dingwall K, Cairney S (2009)

The importance and challenges of assessing cognition in Indigenous Australians.

Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S47 - S50

Dingwall KM, Lewis MS, Maruff P, Cairney S (2009)

Reliability of repeated cognitive testing in healthy Indigenous Australian adolescents.

Australian Psychologist; 44(4): 224-234

Dodson M (2009)

When prevention occurs 200 years late: the future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Paper presented at the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Conference 2009. 2-4 September 2009, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Evans R (2009)

The views and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Queensland's youth detention centres.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Feeney M (2009)

Reclaiming the Spirit of Well Being: promising healing practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: The Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network

Fernandez JA, Walsh MRJ, Maller MG, Wrapson W (2009)

Police arrests and juvenile cautions Western Australia 2006.

Perth, WA: Crime and Research Centre, University of Western Australia

Gazis N, Connor JP, Ho R (2009)

Cultural identity and peer influence as predictors of substance use among culturally diverse Australian adolescents.

Journal of Early Adolescence; 30(3): 345-368

Gilbert R, Wilson A (2009)

Staying strong on the outside: improving the post-release experience of Indigenous young adults.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Hamilton B, Blaszczynski A, Dillon A (2009)

Detection of at-risk mental states for psychosis in young Aboriginal & non-Aboriginal people (DARMSPA).

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August - 1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Hill R (2009)

Keeping up: strengthening transitions from education into work for Indigenous young people.

Glebe, NSW: Dusseldorp Skills Forum and Reconciliation Australia

Indig D, Vecchiato CA (2009)

Drug and alcohol use among juvenile detainees: findings from the 2009 NSW young people in custody health survey.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Jamieson S, Heron B (2009)

Evaluating the effectiveness of a healthy cooking class for Indigenous youth.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(4): 6-7, 9

Johnston V, Lea T, Carapetis J (2009)

Joining the dots: the links between education and health and implications for Indigenous children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(12): 692–697

Kenny D, Frize M, Lennings C (2009)

Risks and needs of juvenile offenders with an intellectual disability: Indigenous and non-Indigenous issues.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Kickett-Tucker CS (2009)

Moorn (Black)? Djardak (White)? How come I don't fit in Mum?: Exploring the racial identity of Australian Aboriginal children and youth.

Health Sociology Review; 18(1): 119-136

Larkins S, Page P, Panaretto K, Mitchell M, Alberts V, McGinty S, Veitch C (2009)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents and their attitudes and behaviours around relationships, contraception and pregnancy: lessons for policy and practice.

Paper presented at the 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns

Long M (2009)

How young Indigenous people are faring: key indicators 1996-2006: a report about the learning and work situation of young Indigenous Australians.

Glebe, NSW: Dusseldorp Skills Forum and Reconciliation Australia

MacLean S, Bruun A, Mallett S, Green R (2009)

Social contexts of substance use for vulnerable 13-15 year olds in Melbourne youth drug reporting system.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Mansouri F, Jenkins L, Morgan L, Taouk M (2009)

The impact of racism upon the health and wellbeing of young Australians.

Melbourne: Foundation for Young Australians

McDermott L (2009)

Problem sexual behaviour in children: a review of the literature.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Reader; 7(4): 11-14

McDonald H (2009)

Australian Indigenous adolescents with chronic conditions: sociocultural context.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(11): 629-632

McGrath A (2009)

Assessing Indigenous and non-Indigenous juvenile offenders using the Youth Level of Service Case Management Inventory.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Mein J (2009)

Partnerships providing better health care access for Indigenous youth in Far North Queensland(FNQ).

Paper presented at the 2009 GP & PHC Research Conference: Driving Change. 15-17 July 2009, Melbourne

Middleton PF, Strategic Health Research Program Team (2009)

Preventing infant deaths among Aboriginal and teenage women in South Australia.

Adelaide: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies

Mohajer N, Bessarab D, Earnest J (2009)

There should be more help out here! A qualitative study of the needs of Aboriginal adolescents in rural Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; (9): 1137

Retrieved 29 April 2009 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1137.pdf

Mooney-Somers J, Erick W, Scott R, Akee A, Kaldor J, Maher L (2009)

Enhancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people's resilience to blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections: findings from a community-based participatory research project.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 20(3): 195-201

Mooney-Somers J, Olsen A, Erick W, Scott R, Akee A, Maher L (2009)

Sexual health through the eyes of Indigenous youth: community-based participatory research with young Indigenous people in Townsville.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales

Muir K, Mullan K, Powell A, Flaxman S, Thompson D, Griffiths M (2009)

State of Australia's Young People: a report on the social, economic, health and family lives of young people.

Canberra: Office for Youth, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Muir K, McDermott S, Gendera S, Flaxman S, Patulny R, Sitek T, Abello D, Oprea I, Katz I (2009)

Independent evaluation of headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation: interim evaluation report.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre

Murray D, Holloway C (2009)

Koori youth alcohol and drug healing service – the first two years.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

National Justice Chief Executive Officers Group (2009)

Staying strong on the outside: Indigenous young adults - final report.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Nelson A (2009)

Sport, physical activity and urban Indigenous young people.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2009(2): 101-111

New South Wales Centre for Health Advancement (2009)

NSW Government plan for preventing overweight and obesity in children, young people & their families 2009 - 2011.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Health

Office of Aboriginal Health (2009)

Indigenous youth health action plan for Western Australia.

Perth: Office of Aboriginal Health, Western Australia

Payne J (2009)

Police drug diversion in Australia: equal outcomes for Indigenous young people?.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August - 1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Priday E (2009)

Preventing crime and promoting rights for Indigenous young people with cognitive disabilities and mental health problems.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Ending offending : information for staff and stakeholders (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Pathways: high intensity substance abuse program [information for staff and stakeholders] (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Transitions: release preparation program [information for offenders and their families] (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Transitions: release preparation program [information for staff and stakeholders] (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Turning point: preparatory program for general offending: information for offenders and their family (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Turning point: preparatory program for general offending: information for staff and stakeholders (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Ray T (2009)

Working to help young people to get away from drugs and crime in Ilpurla.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August - 1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Rayment-McHugh S (2009)

Improving therapeutic engagement with Indigenous youth who have sexually offended.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Richards K (2009)

Juveniles' contact with the criminal justice system in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Roe Y, McDermott RA (2009)

Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia (letter).

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 602

Sayers S, Singh G, Mackerras D, Lawrance M, Gunthorpe W, Jamieson L, Davison B, Schutz K, Fitz J (2009)

Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study: follow-up processes at 20 years.

BMC International Health and Human Rights; 9: 23

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/9/23/abstract

School Drug Education and Road Aware (2009)

Principles for school road safety education: a research summary.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Education

School Nutrition Program Office (2009)

Findings of the School Nutrition Program Stakeholder Survey - March to June 2009.

Darwin: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2009)

Children and young people living in safe and strong communities - discussion paper.

North Fitzroy, Vic: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Sellers EAC, Singh GR, Sayers SM (2009)

Apo-B/AI ratio identifies cardiovascular risk in childhood: the Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study.

Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research; 6(2): 94-99

Shaw G (2009)

The model and achievements of the Central Australian Youth Link Up Service.

Alice Springs, NT: Tangentyere Council

Smallbone S, Crissman B, Rayment-McHugh S (2009)

Improving therapeutic engagement with adolescent sexual offenders.

Behavioral Sciences & the Law; 27(6): 862-877

Smith G (2009)

Factors associated with early onset of sexual activity in Aboriginal adolescents.

Perth, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Stewart A (2009)

What can administrative data tell us about Indigenous juveniles in the criminal justice system?.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August 2009 -1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

Taylor N (2009)

Juveniles in detention in Australia, 1981-2007.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Tilbury C, Thoburn J (2009)

Using racial disproportionality and disparity indicators to measure child welfare outcomes.

Children and Youth Services Review; 31(10): 1101-1106

Valery PC, Moloney A, Cotterill A, Harris M, Sinha AK, Green AC (2009)

Prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in Indigenous Australian youths.

Obesity Reviews; 10(3): 255-261

White V, Mason T, Briggs V (2009)

How do trends in smoking prevalence among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian secondary students between 1996 and 2005 compare?.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(2): 147 - 153

Wilson S (2009)

A bridge too far: considering relationships between foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, child protection and the justice system.

Paper presented at the Indigenous young people, crime and justice conference. 31 August - 1 September 2009, Parramatta, NSW

2008

Adermann J, Campbell MA (2008)

Indigenous youth reaching their potential: making the connection between anxiety and school attendance and retention rates.

Paper presented at the Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) Conference. 30 November - 4 December 2008, Brisbane

Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services (2008)

Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Annual Report 2007-2008.

Alice Springs: Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Juvenile arthritis in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baliz Y (2008)

Inhalant abuse in adolescents: an initial study of cognitive functioning.

thesis, Victoria University: Melbourne

Barba C (2008)

Healthy happy families program.

Paper presented at the Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum. 14 may 2008, Mackay (Qld)

Behrendt L, McCausland R (2008)

Welfare payments and school attendance: an analysis of experimental policy in Indigenous education.

Sydney: Australian Education Union

Bryan M (2008)

Far West Multi-Purpose Healing Service: “Working in Cunnamulla”.

Paper presented at the Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum. 14 may 2008, Mackay (Qld)

Calma T (2008)

Preventing crime and promoting rights for Indigenous young people with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication investigates early intervention and diversionary practices aimed at preventing criminal behaviour in Indigenous youth suffering from a mental illness and/or cognitive disability. Points of critical intervention are analysed and an alternative framework is proposed based on effective and holistic intervention.

The literature reviewed for this report stated that:

* Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system are 4 to 5 times more likely to have a cognitive disability than the general population
* Indigenous understanding of cognitive disability and mental illness is related to interpersonal relationships and cultural identity
* Disability issues are secondary to cultural identity
* Social, economic and cultural factors are related to high incidences of cognitive disability and mental illness in this group
* The education system has not effectively handled this issue
* Substance misuse is a major problem

The report highlights that there are currently no specific intervention or diversion programs that target Indigenous youth with mental health problems or a cognitive disability however, crime prevention initiatives are available. Recommendations from the report focus on knowledge translation, education and awareness, support for effective programs and policy processes.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Christie F (2008)

Advanced literacy development for the years of adolescence.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 183-195

Cunneen C (2008)

Bringing them home and the contemporary criminalisation of Indigenous young people.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 12(Special Edition): 46-54

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2008)

Lessons learnt about strengthening Indigenous families and communities: Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000–2004.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Dinanathompson M, Sellwood J, Carless F (2008)

A Kickstart to Life: Australian Football League as a medium for promoting lifeskills in Cape York Indigenous communities.

Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 37(2008): 152-164

Edwards A, Hood A, Tologata-Thompson D, Wilson D, Edwards T, Edwards W (2008)

Dardee Boorai: Victorian charter of safety and wellbeing for Aboriginal children and young people.

Melbourne: Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Edwards-Groves C, Murray C (2008)

Enabling voice: perceptions of schooling from rural Aboriginal youth at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.

Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 37(2008): 165-177

Fietz P (2008)

Socialisation and the shaping of youth identity at Docker River.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and Intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 49-58

Frye S, Dawe S, Harnett P, Kowalenko S, Harlen M (2008)

Supporting the families of young people with problematic drug use.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Howard J, Rottem N (2008)

It all starts at home: male adolescent violence to mothers.

Melbourne: Inner South Community Health Service

Kambouris L (2008)

Panyappi "younger brother or sister" : Indigenous Youth Mentoring Project.

Paper presented at the Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum. 14 may 2008, Mackay (Qld)

Kenny DT, Lennings CJ, Nelson PK (2008)

The mental health of young offenders serving orders in the community: implications for rehabilitation.

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation; 45(1&2): 123-148

Kenny DT, Nelson PK, Schreiner I, Lennings CJ, Butler T (2008)

Young offenders on community orders: health, welfare and criminogenic needs.

Sydney: Sydney University Press

Lee KS, Conigrave KM, Clough AR, Wallace C, Silins E, Rawles J (2008)

Evaluation of a community-driven preventive youth initiative in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 27(1): 75-82

Lubman DI, Yucel M, Lawrence AJ (2008)

Inhalant abuse among adolescents: neurobiological considerations.

British Journal of Pharmacology; 154(2): 316-326

MacLean S (2008)

Volatile bodies: stories of corporeal pleasure and damage in marginalised young people's drug use.

International Journal of Drug Policy; 19(5): 375-383

Meredith S (2008)

Practice that works: some examples of psychotherapy with Aboriginal children and adolescents and implications for the training of psychologists.

Paper presented at the Psychology and Indigenous Australians: teaching, practice and theory. 14-15 July 2008, University of South Australia

Mission Australia (2008)

National survey of young Australians 2008.

Sydney: Mission Australia

New South Wales Department of Health (2008)

Report on the Aboriginal students' residential workshop KATCH (Koori Action Towards Careers in Health).

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Omari MC (2008)

Promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of West Kimberley Aboriginal children and youth.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Curtin University of Technology: Perth

Ravichandran L (2008)

School problems and the family physician: school attendance problems.

Retrieved 5 May 2011 from http://www.medindia.net/education/familymedicine/schoolproblems-attendance.htm

Roche AM, Pidd K, Bywood P, Duraisingam P, Steenson T, Freeman T, Nicholas R (2008)

Drug testing in schools: evidence, impacts and alternatives.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Rosey D (2008)

Suffer little children.

Link Disability Magazine; 17(5): 20-23

Santhanam R, McEwan A, Bainbridge R, Hunter E, Haswell M, Tsey K (2008)

Adapting the Australian Public Mental Health Performance Indicators to the contextual needs of a Remote Area Child and Youth Mental Health Service.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; : 1-17

Stathis S, Letters P, Doolan I, Fleming R, Heath K, Arnett A, Cory S (2008)

Use of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument to assess mental health problems in young people within an Australian youth detention centre.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(7-8): 438-443

Strange A, Johnson A, Ryan B-J, Yonovitz A (2008)

The stigma of wearing hearing aids in an adolescent Aboriginal population.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology; 30(1): 19-37

Van der Poorten D, Kenny D, George J (2008)

Prevalence of and risk factors for hepatitis C in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adolescent offenders.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 610-614

White V, Smith G (2008)

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2008.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

 
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