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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

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

2014

Aboriginal child health success stories (2014)

Aboriginal Child Health Project

Aboriginal child health success stories outlines the strategies used by the Aboriginal child health project staff, their partners and health services to engage with and provide services to the families they care for in their communities.

It gives some examples of best practice and identifies good practice points and keys to success. The success stories are:

  • having the right foundation - the Aboriginal health team
  • growing a service - Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service
  • growing a service - South West Aboriginal Medical Service and WA Country Health Service
  • providing a framework for care - Enhanced Aboriginal child health schedule
  • the power of partnerships - Wirraka Maya Health Service and WA Country Health Service, Pilbara
  • adapting our service to meet the needs of families - Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service
  • strategic partnership - the steering group
  • developing an agreed approach - strategic intent
  • taking a regional approach - Goldfields Regional Aboriginal Planning forum
  • training as a key to success - up-skilling courses
  • responding to a need - St John of God Social Outreach Service
  • key roles - Maternal and Child Health Coordinators.

Abstract adapted from Child & Adolescent Health Service, Western Australia

Allison N, Norton I (2014)

Emergency weight estimation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory: are the current methods accurate?.

Emergency Medicine Australasia; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12278):

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (2014)

What impact does a child’s housing have on their development and wellbeing?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 7 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Child social exclusion and health outcomes: a study of small areas across Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Children's headline indicators [interactive data portal].

Retrieved 12 June 2014 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/chi/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Mapping of children and youth indicator reporting frameworks.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Barclay L, Kruske S, Bar-Zeev S, Steenkamp M, Josif C, Narjic CW, Wardaguga M, Belton S, Gao Y, Dunbar T, Kildea S (2014)

Improving Aboriginal maternal and infant health services in the 'Top End' of Australia; synthesis of the findings of a health services research program aimed at engaging stakeholders, developing research capacity and embedding change.

BMC Health Services Research; 14: 241

Retrieved 2 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-241

Barker CL, Ross M (2014)

Paediatric aeromedical retrievals in the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(1): 29-32

Bowes J, Grace R (2014)

Review of early childhood parenting, education and health intervention programs for Indigenous children and families in Australia.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This publication provides a review of over 50 research reports focused on improving outcomes for Indigenous children in the early years. 

The paper aimed to:
  • bring together up-to-date information about the range of evaluated intervention programs for Indigenous children and their families
  • to review research on the programs' effectiveness in bringing about positive change in the lives of Indigenous children and their families
  • to access the quality of published or publicly available research and evaluation of early intervention programs.
The intent was to assist practitioners and policy makers in their choice of intervention programs for use in Indigenous communities.  
 
The research found programs that involved active-skills education for parents and a culturally sensitive approach have positive outcomes for child behaviour. Further, community-embedded maternal and infant health programs delivered measurable improvements in mother's and babies health.
 
A key message from the research was that it was not only how a program was implemented but also what was delivered were equally important. 
 
The paper also found that establishing a relationship with the community and running programs in a culturally safe environment were key strategies for program implementation. The research found that programs with positive outcomes had Indigenous workers involved and focused strongly on attracting and retaining Indigenous families.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Clarke K, Denton M (2014)

Red dirt thinking on child wellbeing in Indigenous, rural and remote Australian communities: the SpICE model “I just don't want my kid to struggle like I did at school”.

Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 42(2): 136-144

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dyson A, Pizzutto SJ, Maclennan C, Stone M, Chang AB (2014)

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children in the Northern Territory.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(1): 47–50

Edwards B, Mullan K, Katz I, Higgins D (2014)

The Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study: phase 2.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Goldfield S (2014)

Inequalities in early childhood outcomes: what lies beneath.

Insight; (Issue 9): 31-33

Lee K (2014)

Impact of child care arrangements on Australian children's cognitive outcome: moderation effects of parental factors.

Child & Family Social Work; early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12127):

McDonald EL, Bailie RS, Morris PS (2014)

Participatory systems approach to health improvement in Australian Aboriginal children.

Health Promotion International; Advance Access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dau003):

McDonald J, Webster V, Knight J, Comino E (2014)

The Gudaga study: development in 3-year-old urban Aboriginal children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(2): 100–106

Murray S, Goddard J (2014)

Life after growing up in care: informing policy and practice through research.

Australian Social Work; 67(1): 102-117

Scott D (2014)

Understanding child neglect.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: health: volume E.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

The Indigenous compendium is a compilation of data for Indigenous people. The 2014 report highlights key information about the provision of mainstream services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report contains information on the following:

  • public hospital procedures reported by Indigenous status
  • Australian government public and community health expenditure on Indigenous primary healthcare services
  • school education
  • child protection services
  • vocational educations and training
  • police services
  • corrective services
  • mental health management
  • aged care services
  • disability services
  • youth justice services
  • housing
  • homelessness services.

This 12th edition of the compendium reflects several improvements in reporting by Indigenous status, including Indigenous students' science literacy outcomes and separations from selected hospital procedures for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Stonehouse W (2014)

Does consumption of LC omega-3 PUFA enhance cognitive performance in healthy school-aged children and throughout adulthood? Evidence from clinical trials.

Nutrients; 6(7): 2730-2758

Thurber KA, Banks E, Banwell C (2014)

Cohort profile: Footprints in Time, the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children.

International Journal of Epidemiology; Advance access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyu122):

Valery PC, Moore SP, Meiklejohn J, Bray F (2014)

International variations in childhood cancer in Indigenous populations: a systematic review.

The Lancet Oncology; 15(2): 90-103

Verdon S, McLeod S, McDonald S (2014)

A geographical analysis of speech-language pathology services to support multilingual children.

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; 16(3): 304-316

2013

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2013)

Victorian Government Aboriginal affairs report 2012.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

Australian Institute of Family Studies (2013)

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children annual statistical report 2012.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Adoptions Australia 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement: first annual report on health performance indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the first annual performance report for the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement (IECD NPA). It provides the latest available information, as well as time trends, on each of the six health-related indicators (of the 10 performance indicators) in the IECD NPA.

The report has chapters on each of the health-related indicators that include detailed data tables and information on methods and data sources:

  • antenatal care
  • teenage rates of sexually transmissible infections
  • low birthweight
  • infant mortality
  • substance use during pregnancy
  • child under five years of age hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis.

The IECD NPA is a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreement established to improve the health and developmental outcomes for Indigenous children across Australia. The IECD NPA is an integral part of COAG's broader agenda to 'close the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in health, early childhood education and care, education and employment; and it is also closely aligned with other policies such as Investing in the early years - a national early childhood development strategy.

Abstract adapted from 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

Blunden SL, Camfferman D (2013)

Can sleep contribute to “closing the gap” for Indigenous children?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 19-20

Brinkman SA, Gialamas A, Rahman A, Mittinty MN, Gregory TA, Silburn S, Goldfeld S, Zubrick SR, Carr V, Janus M, Hertzman C, Lynch JW (2013)

Jurisdictional, socioeconomic and gender inequalities in child health and development: analysis of a national census of 5-year-olds in Australia.

BMJ Open; 2(3)

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001075

Carson D, Berger V, Taylor A (2013)

Where are the babies? The spatial distribution and mobility of Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory.

Demography and Growth Planning; 2013(6):

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2013)

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse annual report: 2011–12: 2012–13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Institute of Family Studies

COAG Reform Council (2013)

Tracking equity: comparing outcomes for women and girls across Australia.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

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

De Bortoli L, Coles J, Dolan M (2013)

Maternal infanticide in Australia: mental disturbance during the postpartum period.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; 20(2): 301-311

Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (2013)

Child care in Australia: August 2013.

Canberra: Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2012.

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

Department of Family Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Helping the most vulnerable: 2012.13 annual report.

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

Dockery AM, Ong R, Colquhoun S, Li J, Kendall G (2013)

Housing and children's development and wellbeing: evidence from Australian data.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Duncan C, Williams K, Nathanson D, Thomas S, Cottier C, O'Meara M, Zwi K (2013)

Emergency department presentations by Aboriginal children: issues for consideration for appropriate health services.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 49(9): E448–E450

Eades SJ, Stanley FJ (2013)

Improving the health of First Nations children in Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 12-13

Footprints in Time (2013)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 4.

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

This report is the fourth in a series of reports produced for each wave of the data collection from a longitudinal study following the development of a group of Indigenous children and examining the factors contributing to their individual and collective outcomes.

Beginning in 2008, the study aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data that can be used to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities.

The range of topics covered in this report includes:

  • learning and school
  • nutrition and exercise
  • health conditions
  • emotional development
  • family life
  • culture and community
  • socioeconomic disadvantage and children's outcomes
  • breastfeeding
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • housing conditions
  • body mass index of children.

Wave 4 features new questions about children's educational and recreational activities and the use of computers and the internet.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Hunter CM (2013)

Understanding implementation: a process evaluation of a community based child restraint program.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

McDowall JJ (2013)

Experiencing out-of-home care in Australia: the views of children and young people.

Sydney: CREATE Foundation

Moodie ML, Herbert JL, De Silva-Sanigorski AM, Mavoa HM, Keating CL, Carter RC, Waters E, Gibbs L, Swinburn BA (2013)

The cost-effectiveness of a successful community-based obesity prevention program; the Be Active Eat Well Program.

Obesity; 21(10): 2072–2080

Nicolson S, Newell S, Ball L (2013)

Children's rights report 2013.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

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

O’Leary C, Taylor C, Zubrick SR, Bower C (2013)

Prenatal alcohol exposure and educational achievement in children aged 8–9 Years.

Pediatrics; 132(2): 468-475

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (2013)

QAIHC external report 2 : Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services Clinical Excellence (ACE program).

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council

Rémond MG, Wark EK, Maguire GP (2013)

Screening for rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 49(7): 526–531

Rotte L, Hansford J, Kirby M, Osborn M, Suppiah R, Ritchie P, Tapp H, Rice M, Revesz T (2013)

Cancer in Australian Aboriginal children: room for improvement.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 49(1): 27–32

Saunders V, Barry E (2013)

Children with parents in prison.

Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

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

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2013)

Developing capacity through partnerships: a promising model for capacity building partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services and non-Indigenous services.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2013)

Mapping and analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early years and family support services across Australia.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Smith AC, Armfield NR, Wu W-I, Brown CA, Mickan B, Perry C (2013)

Changes in paediatric hospital ENT service utilisation following the implementation of a mobile, Indigenous health screening service.

Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare; 19(397):

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

Cancer survival in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children: what is the difference?.

Cancer Causes & Control; 24(12): 2099-2106

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

Watson K, Young J, Barnes M (2013)

What constitutes ‘support' for the role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child health workforce?.

Australian Health Review; 37(1): 112-116

Wise S (2013)

Improving the early life outcomes of Indigenous children: implementing early childhood development at the local level.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report reviews and synthesises knowledge related to early childhood development (ECD) with the aim to improve the early life outcomes of Indigenous children.

The aims of the paper are to:

  • outline what is known about the size of the gap in ECD between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children and the social determinants of ECD
  • establish why localised ECD is an effective means to close the gap in early childhood years
  • describe the conditions under which localised ECD is more likely to be successful and how to put them into practice
  • describe three broad strategies to promote physical, social-emotional and language-cognitive domains of development and reduce developmental risk.

The report draws on several sources including peer-reviewed scientific literature, policy documents and reports from governments, international agencies and civil society groups.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2012)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2010-11.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

Agostino J, Heazlewood R, Ruben A (2012)

Cape York Paediatric Outreach Clinic: improving access to primary care in the Cape York Peninsula region.

Australian Family Physician; 41(8): 623-625

Alperstein G, Dyer CS (2012)

The development and implementation of a strategic framework to improve Aboriginal child development and wellbeing in far west NSW: a collaborative approach.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 73-76

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2012 report.

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

This is the fourth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Family Studies (2012)

Growing up in Australia: the longitudinal study of Australian children: 2010–11 annual report.

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

Australian Institute of Family Studies (2012)

The longitudinal study of Australian children: annual statistical report 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Family Studies

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)

Children and young people at risk of social exclusion: links between homelessness, child protection and juvenile justice.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Linking SAAP, child protection and juvenile justice data: technical report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Specialist Homelessness Services Collection: December quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bailie RS, Stevens M, McDonald EL (2012)

The impact of housing improvement and socio-environmental factors on common childhood illnesses: a cohort study in Indigenous Australian communities.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(9): 821-831

Bar-Zeev SJ, Barclay L, Farrington C, Kildea S (2012)

From hospital to home: the quality and safety of a postnatal discharge system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the top end of Australia.

Midwifery; 28(3): 366–373

Bar-Zeev SJ, Kruske SG, Barclay LM, Bar-Zeev NH, Carapetis JR, Kildea SV (2012)

Use of health services by remote dwelling Aboriginal infants in tropical northern Australia: a retrospective cohort study.

BMC Pediatrics; 12: 19

Retrieved 28 February 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2431-12-19.pdf

Beresford Q, Partington G, Gower G, eds. (2012)

Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education: fully revised edition.

Perth, WA: UWA Publishing

Burton J (2012)

Coming together: the journey towards effective integrated services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

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

COAG Reform Council (2012)

Indigenous reform 2010-11: comparing performance across Australia.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

This report presents progress against indicators in the National Indigenous reform agreement. The agreement sets out the policy framework and the six targets for commonwealth, state and territory governments to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage in health, education and employment.

It is the role of The COAG Reform Council to assess and report on the performance of governments against the targets and performance indicators of the national agreement. This report only considers four targets of the six set out in the national agreement, including:

  • close the life expectancy gap within a generation
  • halve the gap in death rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade
  • halve the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade
  • halve the gap for Indigenous 20-24 year olds in Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates by 2020.

Recommendations from the Reform Council are included in this report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Committee on the Rights of the Child (2012)

Committee on the Rights of the Child: consideration of reports submitted by states parties under article 44 of the convention: concluding observations: Australia.

Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Cooke L, Piers-Blundell A (2012)

Working together for healthy families and children.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 9-10

Cooper P, Kohler M, Blunden S (2012)

Sleep and academic performance in Indigenous Australian children from a remote community: an exploratory study.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(2): 122-127

Dodson M, Hunter B, McKay M (2012)

Footprints in Time: the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children: a guide for the uninitiated.

Family Matters; 2012(91): 69-82

Footprints in Time (2012)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 3.

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

Grace E, Edwards K (2012)

Hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy in the Northern Territory: the challenge ahead.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(2): 18-21

Heffernan B, Iskandar D, Freemantle J (2012)

The history of Indigenous identification in Victorian health datasets, 1980–2011: initiatives and policies reported by key informants.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

Hourigan T (2012)

Delivering child health services in the NT remote setting.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 7-9

Hoy WE (2012)

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

The Lancet; 379(9821): 1101-1102

Hughes H, Hughes M (2012)

Indigenous education 2012.

St Leonards, NSW: Centre for Independent Studies

Hunt J (2012)

Community development for sustainable early childhood care and development programs: a World Vision Australia and Central Land Council partnership.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Kneebone LB, Christelow J, Neuendorf A, Skelton F (2012)

Footprints in Time: the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children: an overview.

Family Matters; 2012(91): 62-68

Knoche D, Clarke A, Shanahan N, Rowley K (2012)

Treating us right: a summary report describing and evaluating Wadja's new model of care for Aboriginal children and families at the Royal Children's Hospital.

Melbourne: Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, The University of Melbourne

This report outlines Onemda's evaluation of the New model of care program. The program was established by The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne and implemented by the Wadja Aboriginal Family Place. It aims to improve Aboriginal patient access to hospital services and to provide culturally appropriate care. The program arose from hospital and community concerns that more still needs to be done to improve the health of Aboriginal children.

The New model of care program involves five components:

  • implementation of case management for all Aboriginal patients with complex medical and social needs
  • establishment of a weekly general medical clinic for Aboriginal children, which provides medical, social, cultural and emotional assessment
  • development of a cross-cultural education program for all RCH staff
  • capacity building for staff at Wadja through professional development, and for the broader RCH staff and environment, to create a culturally competent hospital
  • consolidation of formal partnerships between RCH and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.

The evaluation supported this program, and provided recommendations for each of the five components.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kruske S, Belton S, Wardaguga M, Narjic C (2012)

Growing up our way: the first year of life in remote Aboriginal Australia.

Qualitative Health Research; 22(6): 777-787

Lyons Z, Janca A (2012)

Indigenous children in Australia : health, education and optimism for the future.

Australian Journal of Education; 56(1): 2

Retrieved April 2012 from http://research.acer.edu.au/aje/vol56/iss1/2/

Mildon R, Polimeni M (2012)

Parenting in the early years: effectiveness of parenting support programs for Indigenous families.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report examines the effectiveness of Australian Indigenous family programs that support parenting in the early years. These programs acknowledge the influential role of family and environment in determining the future wellbeing of children. The aim therefore of such programs is to provide appropriate support to parents and families to encourage behaviours and interactions that will promote healthy child development in every facet - physical, social, emotional, and psychological. The family programs of focus in this report include parenting programs and home visiting programs. Both types of programs are examined with much attention directed at the efficacy of these programs in helping Indigenous families. The report concludes by outlining recommendations for the delivery of Indigenous family programs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Milne C (2012)

Adverse outcomes following the use of azithromycin for trachoma treatment in babies.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(3): 21-27

Mitchell EA, Freemantle J, Young J, Byard RW (2012)

Scientific consensus forum to review the evidence underpinning the recommendations of the Australian SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping Health Promotion Programme - October 2010.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(8): 626–633

Murphy E, Best E (2012)

The Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service: a decade of achievement in the health of women and babies in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 68-72

Mutch R, Wray J, Bower C (2012)

Recording a history of alcohol use in pregnancy: an audit of the knowledge, attitude and practices at a child development service.

Journal of Population Therapeutic Clinical Pharmacology; 19(2): 227-233

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

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

O'Grady KA, Torzillo PJ, Ruben AR, Taylor-Thomson D, Valery PC, Chang AB (2012)

Identification of radiological alveolar pneumonia in children with high rates of hospitalized respiratory infections: comparison of WHO-defined and pediatric pulmonologist diagnosis in the clinical context.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 47(4): 386–392

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

Ou L, Chen J, Hillman K (2012)

Have the health gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children changed over time? Results from an Australian national representative longitudinal study.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(4): 814-823

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, Paradies Y, Stevens M, Bailie R (2012)

Exploring relationships between racism, housing and child illness in remote indigenous communities.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(5): 440-447

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

Research policy (2012)

Draft care and protection of children (therapeutic orders) Amendment Bill 2012: Northern Territory June 2012: submission by Jesuit Social Services.

Melbourne: Jesuit Social Services

Robinson G, Tyler W, Jones Y, Silburn S, Zubrick SR (2012)

Context, diversity and engagement: early intervention with Australian Aboriginal families in urban and remote contexts.

Children & Society; 26(5): 343–355

Robinson P, Comino E, Forbes A, Webster V, Knight J (2012)

Timeliness of antenatal care for mothers of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants in an urban setting.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 18(1): 56-61

Ruan S, Abdel-Latif ME, Bajuk B, Lui K, Oei JL (2012)

The associations between ethnicity and outcomes of infants in neonatal intensive care units.

Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal edition; 97(2): F133-F138

Schokman B (2012)

Children 'growing' the declaration strong: opportunities and strategies for advancing Indigenous children's rights.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Scott D (2012)

Child protection and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2012)

Inquiry into the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory bill : SNAICC submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

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

Shetty VB, Bower C, Jones TW, Lewis BD, Davis EA (2012)

Ethnic and gender differences in rates of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in Western Australia over a 21 year period.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(11): 1029–1032

Slee J (2012)

Addressing systemic neglect of young indigenous children's rights to attend school in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Child Abuse Review; 21(2): 99-113

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Spurrier NJ, Volkmer RE, Abdallah CA, Chong A (2012)

South Australian four-year-old Aboriginal children: residence and socioeconomic status influence weight.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 285-290

Steenkamp M, Rumbold AR, Kildea S, Bar-Zeev SJ, Kruske S, Dunbar T, Barclay L (2012)

Measuring what matters in delivering services to remote-dwelling Indigenous mothers and infants in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 20(4): 228-237

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

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Stevens M, Bailie RS (2012)

Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child health in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Public Health; 12: 377

Retrieved 25 May 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/377/abstract

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

The Lowitja Institute (2012)

The Lowitja Institute national roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health research: priorities for interventions.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Thomas S (2012)

Collaborating to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable populations.

Professional Doctorate in Applied Public Health thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Thompson F, Zhang X, Dempsey KE (2012)

Northern Territory midwives' collection: mothers and babies 2007.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Thomson N, Burns J, McLoughlin N (2012)

The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children.

In: Beresford Q, Partington G, Gower G, eds. Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education: fully revised edition. Revised ed. Perth, WA: UWA Publishing: 202-234

The revised edition of Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education reflects on the challenges and achievements that have occurred for both teachers and students in this significant area of education since the book's original release in 2003. The chapter, The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children, reviews the specific health issues currently affecting Indigenous children, and how these issues impact on their education. The chapter provides a summary of key indicators of Indigenous health status.

Prevalent issues and indicators discussed include:

  • infant mortality and birthweight status
  • nutrition
  • substance use
  • anaemia
  • ear disease and hearing loss
  • infectious diseases
  • eye conditions
  • oral health
  • injuries
  • social and emotional wellbeing.

Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Toohill BJ, Mcleod S, Mccormack J (2012)

Effect of dialect on identification and severity of speech impairment in Indigenous Australian children.

Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; 26(2): 101-119

Walker R (2012)

An overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health research in Australia.

Paper presented at the National Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Maternal Health Research. 8 March 2012, Melbourne

Walsh B (2012)

Building the remote early childhood workforce - changing practice and improving outcomes for children.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 16-17

Walter M, Hewitt B (2012)

Post-separation parenting and Indigenous families.

Family Matters; 2012(91): 83-91

Widdup J, Comino EJ, Webster V, Knight J (2012)

Universal for whom? Evaluating an urban Aboriginal population's access to a mainstream universal health home visiting program.

Australian Health Review; 36(1): 27-33

Youlden DR, Baade PD, Valery PC, Hassall TE, Ward LJ, Green AC, Aitken JF (2012)

Area-based differentials in childhood cancer incidence in Australia, 1996–2006.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer; 58(3): 390–394

2011

Adams E, Tongs J (2011)

Starting a perinatal and infant mental health service at Winnunga Nimmityjah.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S20-S22

Allan N, Cashman PM (2011)

Aboriginal identification in Hunter New England infants.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 22(12): 221-222

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)

Schools, Australia, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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 2010.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Social justice report is the primary responsibility of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. In the 2010 report the Commissioner reviews developments in the exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the year July 2009 to July 2010.

The 2010 report comprises three chapters, each dealing in a different way with the common threads of 'relationship-building' and 'effective engagement'. In chapter 1 the Commissioner outlines his key priorities for his term as Social Justice Commissioner, before presenting an argument and framework for the implementation of the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Australia.

Chapter 2 is concerned with the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. The Commissioner proposes constitutional recognition as a significant way to make real and tangible changes for all Australians. Included in this chapter are recommendations for a successful referendum, specifically emphasising the importance of engagement and education.

Chapter 3 is a case study of recent successes in the Fitzroy Valley, including community-led alcohol restrictions, an innovation model of local governance and a local community project to address Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. How these successes in Fitzroy Valley can be applied to the wider delivery of government programs and services is considered.

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 Family Studies (2011)

The longitudinal study of Australian children: annual statistical report 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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)

Changes in child toothbrushing over time.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Child protection Australia 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Dental health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory: findings from the Closing the Gap Program.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents findings from the dental follow-up data collection that was established as part of the Closing the gap in the Northern Territory national partnership agreement between the Australian and Northern Territory governments and includes data on dental services provided to children under the Northern Territory emergency response (NTER). The report reveals that:

  • a total of 9,581 occasions of service were provided to 6,002 children by June 2010
  • 3,224 children received a dental referral during the NTER Child health check initiative
  • almost all children receiving a dental service received a diagnostic service, the most common services include preventative (70%) and restorative (48%) services
  • a large number (83%) of children for whom data exist, had decayed, missing or filled teeth

The report findings indicate the high prevalence of oral health problems among Indigenous children in the Northern Territory and a considerable need for dental services that will continue into the future.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from the follow-up ear and hearing health services delivered through the Child health check initiative and the Closing the gap in the Northern Territory national partnership agreement. It details the ear and hearing status of the children who underwent the services and the audiology and ear, nose and throat services provided. The Australian Government-funded services were made available to children in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory from August 2007, the report provides information about the services delivered until May 2011.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Educational outcomes of children under guardianship or custody orders: a pilot study, stage 2.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Headline indicators for children's health, development and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification in Australia and New Zealand: supplement to the baseline report for monitoring.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

National outcome measures for early childhood development: development of an indicator-based reporting framework.

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

Bath J, Biddle N (2011)

Measures of wellbeing for Indigenous children: lecture 12.

Paper presented at the Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse, CAEPR Lecture series. 19 May 2011, Canberra

Biddle N (2011)

An exploratory analysis of the longitudinal survey of Indigenous children.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Binks MJ, Cheng AC, Smith-Vaughan H, Sloots T, Nissen M, Whiley D, McDonnell J, Leach AJ (2011)

Viral-bacterial co-infection in Australian Indigenous children with acute otitis media.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 11: 161

Retrieved 7 June 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-11-161

Black A, Monaghan S (2011)

Impact of subsidised fruit and vegetables on the health and nutrition of Aboriginal children.

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

Bridge P (2011)

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service's fetal alcohol spectrum disorders program: big steps, solid outcome.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 11(4): 1-8

Brown S, Glover K (2011)

Guided by women's voice.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 32-33

Carapetis J, Silburn S (2011)

Key factors influencing educational outcomes for Indigenous students and their implications for planning and practice in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the Australian Council for Educational Research Conference 2011: Indigenous Education. 7-9 August 2011, Darwin

Centre for Epidemiology and Research (2011)

NSW mothers and babies 2009.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Chandran G, Tatipata S, Farrow J (2011)

Parenting and family support needs in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander town communities of Darwin and Palmerston, NT.

Karama, NT: Danila Dilba Health Service

Chang AB, Grimwood K, White AV, Maclennan C, Sloots TP, Sive A, McCallum GB, Mackay IM, Morris PS (2011)

Randomized placebo-controlled trial on azithromycin to reduce the morbidity of bronchiolitis in Indigenous Australian infants: rationale and protocol.

Trials; 12: 94

Retrieved from http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/12/1/94

Chaubey SK, Davis B, Sinha AK (2011)

Diabetes in pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 34-36

Child Rights Taskforce (2011)

Listen to children : 2011 child rights NGO report Australia.

Sydney: UNICEF Australia

Clapham K (2011)

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

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

Coleman JJ, Spurling GK, Askew DA, Hayman NE (2011)

Indigenous child health checks: the view from the city [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 535-536

Comino E, Knight J, Webster V, Jackson Pulver L, Jalaludin B, Harris E, Craig P, McDermott D, Henry R, Harris M (2011)

Risk and protective factors for pregnancy outcomes for urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers and infants: the Gudaga cohort.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(3): 569-578

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

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

Cornish D (2011)

Deaf to Indigenous children's needs.

Policy; 27(2): 20-22

Council of Australian Governments (2011)

Protecting children is everyone's business: national framework for protecting Australia's children 2009–2020:: annual report to the Council of Australian Governments 2009–10.

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

Craig PL, Knight J, Comino E, Webster V, Pulver LJ, Harris E (2011)

Initiation and duration of breastfeeding in an Aboriginal community in south western Sydney.

Journal of Human Lactation; 27(3): 250-261

Cunningham TE, Sayers SM, Singh GR (2011)

Lipoprotein(a) identifies cardiovascular risk in childhood: the Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 47(5): 257–261

Davies M (2011)

Anxiety in children: remote area sensitivities and considered changes in structuring a Cool Kids approach.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S23-S25

My trip to hospital (2011)

Deadly Ears program

The My trip to hospital resource package is for children and their families, to inform them of the surgery process when they have been identified as requiring ear surgery. The resource package includes a DVD, iPad and iPad applications and after hospital care activity books.

The resource package was developed by the Deadly ears program, lead by occupational therapists and with the support of key community champions and the broader Deadly ears team. A participatory approach was used to develop the resource package and will be used in the Queensland community.

Abstract adapted from Deadly Ears

Dender A, Stagnitti K (2011)

Development of the Indigenous child-initiated pretend play assessment: selection of play materials and administration.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal; 58(1): 34-42

Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (2011)

Universal access to early childhood education for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander universal access strategy.

Canberra: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

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

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report : January to June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Government

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

Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2011.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australia

The third annual report outlines the progress that has been made towards meeting the targets set to close the gap in life expectancy, early childhood, health, education and employment between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The most positive change has been in the area of child mortality where the gap has significantly narrowed in recent years.

The report provides information on the seven key building blocks identified by the Government as addressing specific areas of Indigenous disadvantage, including:

  • early childhood building block
  • schooling building block
  • health building block
  • healthy homes building block
  • safe communities building block
  • economic participation building block
  • governance and leadership building block.

The Government has committed to investing $5.75 billion over three years to make long-term improvements in each of these building block areas. The report acknowledges the interrelated nature of the Closing the gap targets, and outlines how each of the seven key building blocks works individually and together to make progress towards the targets.

The report also acknowledges how progress can only be made through a partnership approach with Indigenous individuals and communities, and the large role that the corporate and community sectors have to play in closing the gap. The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australian's are cited as key instances of how this partnership approach has been implemented.

The report recognises that previous methods of data collection were inadequate to measure progress made; to improve the evidence base the Government has committed $46.4 million over four years from 2009-10. Finally the report concludes that there is still much work to be done to address Indigenous disadvantage, but hopefully through following the targets set 'closing the gap' will be a realisable achievement within the next generation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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: easy read version.

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

Department of Family and Community Services (2011)

Kiilalaana marta-marri – growing up really big Barkindji.

Sydney: Department of Family and Community Services

Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Evaluation of the child health check initiative and the expanding health service delivery initiative: final report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

This publication reports on the evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative (EHSDI) commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). The two initiatives provide different approaches to addressing the health needs of remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and are both part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response. The findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation are presented in this report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Dobia B, O’Rourke VG (2011)

Promoting the mental health and wellbeing of Indigenous children in Australian primary schools.

Canberra: KidsMatter Australian Primary Schools Mental Health Initiative

Dogar F, Kruger E, Dyson K, Tennant M (2011)

Oral health of pre-school children in rural and remote Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1869

Retrieved 4 December 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1869.pdf

Drug and Alcohol Office (2011)

The Western Australian fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention Aboriginal consultation forum 2010: strong spirit strong future - promoting healthy women and pregnancies.

Perth, WA: Drug and Alcohol Office, Western Australia

Eickelkamp U (2011)

Agency and structure in the life-world of Aboriginal children in Central Australia.

Children and Youth Services Review; 33(4): 502-508

Eickelkamp U (2011)

Changing Selves in Remote Australia? Observations on Aboriginal Family Life, Childhood and ‘Modernisation'.

Anthropological Forum; 21(2): 131-151

Flaherty N (2011)

Drawing the line in the Centre: the difficulties in defining child neglect in the Northern Territory.

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Geia LK, Hayes B, Usher K (2011)

A strengths based approach to Australian Aboriginal childrearing practices is the answer to better outcomes in Aboriginal family and child health.

Collegian; 18(3): 99-100

Gilmore SJ (2011)

Control strategies for endemic childhood scabies.

PLoS ONE; 6(1): e15990

Retrieved 25 January 2011 from http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObjectAttachment.action;jsessionid=EC322D086620F361C24C7F8EA8A8C38E.ambra02?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015990&representation=PDF

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

Gwynn JD, Flood VM, D’Este CA, Attia JR, Turner N, Cochrane J, Wiggers JH (2011)

The reliability and validity of a short FFQ among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Public Health Nutrition; 14(3): 388-401

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

Harris M (2011)

Opinion: NTER evaluation 2011.

Melbourne: Concerned Australians

Hartford JE (2011)

Dental decay among Australian children.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Dental Statistics and Research Unit

Harvey C (2011)

Putting our house in order.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 18-20

Hayes A, Qu L, Weston R, Baxte J (2011)

Families in Australia: sticking together in good and tough times.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

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

Higgins D (2011)

Protecting children: evolving systems.

Family Matters; 89(2011): 5-10

Hogan A, Shipley M, Strazdins L, Purcell A, Baker E (2011)

Communication and behavioural disorders among children with hearing loss increases risk of mental health disorders.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 377-383

Hudson S (2011)

One disease at a time: eradicating scabies in east Arnhem Land.

Policy; 27(2): 23-25

Hull B, Dey A, Campbell-Lloyd S, Menzies RI, McIntyre PB (2011)

NSW annual immunisation coverage report, 2010.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 22(10): 179-195

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

Jackiewicz S, Saggers S, Frances K (2011)

Requirements of Indigenous families and communities to ensure equitable access to government-approved childcare settings in Australia.

Australasian Journal of Early Childhood; 36(3):

Jacoby P, Carville KS, Hall G, Riley TV, Bowman J, Leach AJ, Lehmann D (2011)

Crowding and other strong predictors of upper respiratory tract carriage of otitis media-related bacteria in Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 30(6): 480-485

Jacups SP, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2011)

Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage in Indigenous children and children attending childcare centers in the Northern Territory, Australia, spanning pre- and post-vaccine eras.

Vaccine; 29(16): 3083-3088

Kljakovic M, Ciszek K, Reynolds G, Colman S (2011)

Inequality in provider continuity for children by Australian general practitioners.

BMC Family Practice; 12: 106

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-12-106

Laing DG, Wilkes FJ, Underwood N, Tran L (2011)

Taste disorders in Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Acta Paediatrica; 100(9): 1267–1271

Leonard H, Glasson E, Nassar N, Whitehouse A, Bebbington A, Bourke J, Jacoby P, Dixon G, Malacova E, Bower C, Stanley F (2011)

Autism and intellectual disability are differentially related to sociodemographic background at birth.

PLoS ONE; 6(3): e17875

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0017875

Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2011)

Australia's mothers and babies 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Libesman T (2011)

Cultural care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

This research report acknowledges the importance of providing cultural care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care. The research project was informed by a literature review, focus group discussions and evaluation utilising grounded theory.

The themes arising within the report are:

  • what is cultural care?
  • grief and loss
  • out of home placement
  • cultural care plans
  • recruitment, retention and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kin and foster carers
  • capacity building of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander out of home care agencies

Twenty seven recommendations were developed as part of the research and the report acknowledges that to improve cultural care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children requires an Indigenous perspective at all levels of decision making, policy formation and service provision with respect to family welfare and well being.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Long M, Sephton R (2011)

Rethinking the “best interests” of the child: voices from Aboriginal child and family welfare practitioners.

Australian Social Work; 64(1): 96-112

Lucas N, Neumann A, Kilpatrick N, Nicholson JM (2011)

State-level differences in the oral health of Australian preschool and early primary school-age children.

Australian Dental Journal; 56(1): 56–62

Macaldowie A, Hilder L (2011)

Neural tube defects in Australia: prevalence before mandatory folic acid fortification.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Marshall CS, Cheng AC, Markey PG, Towers RJ, Richardson LJ, Fagan PK, Scott L, Krause VL, Currie BJ (2011)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in the Northern Territory of Australia: a review of 16 years data and comparison with the literature.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 85(4): 703-710

Maxwell S, Brameld K, Bower C, Dickinson JE, Goldblatt J, Hadlow N, Hewitt B, Murch A, Murphy A, Stock R, O’leary P (2011)

Socio-demographic disparities in the uptake of prenatal screening and diagnosis in Western Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 51(1): 9-16

McCallum G, Versteegh L, MacLennan C, Wilson C, Pizzutto S, Morris PS, Chang AB (2011)

Randomised controlled trial to reduce morbidity of bronchiolitis in young children admitted to Royal Darwin Hospital in the NT.

McDonald E, Slavin N, Bailie R, Schobben X (2011)

No germs on me: a social marketing campaign to promote hand-washing with soap in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Global Health Promotion; 18(1): 62-65

McDonald JL, Comino E, Knight J, Webster V (2011)

Developmental progress in urban Aboriginal infants: a cohort study.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(2): 114-121

McHugh A, Bradley R, Hornbuckle J (2011)

Women and children first.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 28-31

McHugh AM, Hornbuckle J (2011)

Maternal and child health model of care in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector.

Perth, WA: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

McMeniman E, Holden L, Kearns T, Clucas DB, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ, Connors C, Andrews RM (2011)

Skin disease in the first two years of life in Aboriginal children in East Arnhem Land.

Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 52(4): 270–273

Mein J, Bullen R, Fiona M, Kirby M (2011)

Apunipima baby baskets.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 21-23

Menzies R, Andrews R (2011)

Immunisation issues for Indigenous Australian children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02079.x):

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Janssen PA, Fraser ML (2011)

Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised due to interpersonal violence: a population based study in Western Australia, 2002-2008.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 70

Retrieved 12 October 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-70

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: children and family centres (2011)

Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations

Closing the gap: national partnership agreement on Indigenous early childhood development: implementation plan: maternal and child health services (2011)

Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations

Moore HC, Lehmann D, de Klerk N, Jacoby P, Richmond PC (2011)

Reduction in disparity for pneumonia hospitalisations between Australian indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(6): 489-494

Moore HC (2011)

Epidemiological perspectives of acute lower respiratory infections in young Western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth

Mulligan L (2011)

A bridge between worlds.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 54

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

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

Nicholson JM, Lucas N, Berthelsen D, Wake M (2011)

Socioeconomic inequality profiles in physical and developmental health from 0–7 years: Australian National Study.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(1): 81-87

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2011)

Annual report 2010-2011, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

NSW Ombudsman (2011)

Keep them safe? A special report to Parliament under s31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.

Sydney: NSW Ombudsman

Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory (2011)

Report into Northern Territory families and children intake and response processes.

Darwin: Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2011)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2010-2011.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Parkinson P (2011)

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

Sydney: University of Sydney

Productivity Commission (2011)

Early childhood development workforce [draft report].

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Queensland Health (2011)

Growing strong: feeding you and your baby: 2009 evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Rae K, Weatherall L, Naden M, Slater P, Smith R (2011)

Gomeroi Gaaynggal - moving forward.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(6): 28-29

Raman S, Reynolds S, Khan R (2011)

Addressing the well-being of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care: are we there yet?.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 47(11): 806–811

Richards K (2011)

Children's exposure to domestic violence 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 G, Silburn SR, Arney F (2011)

A population approach to early childhood services: implementation for outcomes.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Robinson G, Silburn SR, Arney F (2011)

The value of investment in the early years: balancing costs of childhood services.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Ryan F (2011)

Kanyininpa (holding): a way of nurturing children in Aboriginal Australia.

Australian Social Work; 64(2): 183-197

Sammut J (2011)

Do not damage and disturb: on child protection failures and the pressure on Out-of-Home care in Australia.

Canberra: Centre for Independent Studies

Sayers S, Mott S, Singh G (2011)

Fetal growth restriction and 18-year growth and nutritional status: Aboriginal birth cohort 1987-2007.

American Journal of Human Biology; 23(3): 417-419

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

Silburn SR, Nutton G, Arney F, Moss B (2011)

The first 5 years: starting early.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Silburn SR, Robinson G, Arney F, Johnstone K, McGuinness K (2011)

Early childhood development in the NT: issues to be addressed.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Sims M (2011)

Early childhood and education services for Indigenous children prior to starting school.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Singh GR (2011)

Neonatal problems.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 37-38

Sinn N, Cooper P, O'Dea K (2011)

Fish oil supplementation, learning and behaviour in Indigenous Australian children from a remote community school: a pilot feasibility study [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(5): 493-494

Slack-Smith LM, Read AW, Colvin LJ, Leonard H, Kilpatrick N, McAullay D, Messer LB (2011)

Total population investigation of dental hospitalizations in Indigenous children under five years in Western Australia using linked data.

Australian Dental Journal; 56(4): 358-364

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

Smith J, Syron L, Turner N, Gwynne J (2011)

Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Project: governance, Aboriginal children's knowledge of diabetes, and their food and nutrient intake.

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

Smith MT, Lester-Smith D, Zurynski Y, Noonan S, Carapetis JR, Elliott EJ (2011)

Persistence of acute rheumatic fever in a tertiary children's hospital.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 47(4): 198-203

Snowdon W (2011)

Funding equipment to fight hearing loss in Indigenous children.

Retrieved 1 December 2010 from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr10-ws-ws080.htm

Spinney A, Blandy S (2011)

Homelessness prevention for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence: innovations in policy and practice.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

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

Australian Government expenditure by state and territory, 2010 Indigenous expenditure report supplement.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report is a supplement to the first Indigenous expenditure report (http://www.pc.gov.au/ier/publications/ier-2010) which was released in February 2011 and provides information on estimated expenditure for Indigenous specific services and the estimated share of mainstream services of relevance to the Indigenous population. Expenditure is provided for Australian, state and territory governments. The seven Closing the gap building blocks provide the framework for the report. The aim of this report is to contribute to better policy making and improved outcomes for Indigenous Australians. The focus is 'on the ground' services relating to education, justice, health, housing, community services, employment and other vital services.

The initial report was unable to provide Australian Government direct expenditure allocated to individual states and territories which this supplement provides.

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

Sun W, Monck R, Forrest M, Gilchrist B, Stokes A , Mahony A, Douglas C , Jeffries‐Stokes C, Lannigan F, Lehmann D, Bega Garbirringu Health Service , Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni  (2011)

Pina palya, pina kulilku (good ears, good learning).

Paper presented at the 11th National Rural Health Conference. 3-16 March 2011, Perth Convention Centre

Thorley M, Lim SM (2011)

Considerations for occupational therapy assessment for Indigenous children in Australia.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal; 58(1): 3-10

Tropical Regional Services Queensland Health (2011)

Mount Isa community [lead screening program 2010]: report into the results of a blood lead screening program of 1-4 year old children in Mount Isa, Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

This report presents research undertaken by Queensland Health on the blood lead levels of children between one and four years of age living in Mount Isa, Queensland. It is a follow up study to one completed in 2007. The aim of the current study was to continue the monitoring of blood lead levels in this age group. The results revealed a significant decline between study surveys, however for Indigenous children, on average, they have higher blood lead levels. The report discusses the implications of the results.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (2011)

VACCA Child FIRST: an intake, assessment and referral service for Aboriginal children and families in the North and West Region [proposal].

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Aboriginal health progress sheet - healthy start to life (2011)

Victorian Department of Health

WatsonN (2011)

The Northern Territory emergency response - has it really improved the lives of aboriginal women and children?.

Australian Feminist Law Journal; 35: 147-163

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

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

Westphal DW, Thomas DP, Johnston V (2011)

‘Healthy Starts Study'- helping to make Indigenous babies healthier.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 5-6

Williams D (2011)

A smoother pathway to birth.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 26-27

Wilson K, Watson L (2011)

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Australian Indigenous families: issues of diagnosis, support and funding.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 17-18

Wolfenden L, Hardy LL, Wiggers J, Milat AJ, Bell C, Sutherland R (2011)

Prevalence and socio-demographic associations of overweight and obesity among children attending child-care services in rural and regional Australia.

Nutrition & Dietetics; 68(1): 15–20

Wolgemuth J, Savage R, Helmer J, Lea T, Harper H, Chalkiti K, Bottrell C, Abrami P (2011)

Using computer-based instruction to improve Indigenous early literacy in Northern Australia: a quasi-experimental study.

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology; 27(4): 727-750

Yip TW (2011)

Pertussis outbreak in Central Australia 2010.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 1-7

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

Abeywardana S, Bower C, Halliday J, Chan A, Sullivan EA (2010)

Prevalence of neural tube defects in Australia prior to mandatory fortification of bread-making flour with folic acid.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(4): 351–355

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (2010)

Strengthening law and justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault and women and children: national policy issues — a Victorian perspective.

Melbourne: Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria

Anthony L (2010)

A joint effort - practice partnerships for children affected by family violence.

Paper presented at the 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies conference. 7-9 July 2010, Melbourne Convention Centre

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Deaths, Australia, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey: users' guide, 2008.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4720.0?OpenDocument

This user's guide provides updated information on the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). Updates include information on: family and culture; health; risk factors; education; work; income; and housing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2008.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3304.0?OpenDocument

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 Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Adoptions Australia 2009–10.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Adoptions Australia: 2008–09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Australia's health 2010: the twelfth biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2010 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the twelfth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 5.1 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse, illicit drug use, and housing conditions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Child protection Australia 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides statistical data for the year 2008-09 about programs and services for vulnerable children who are suspected of being abused, neglected, harmed, or whose parents are unable to provide adequate care or protection. State and Territory departments are responsible for the provision of these programs and services. The information provided in this report includes: notifications and substantiations; care and protection orders; and out-of-home care. The report highlights the current discrepancies between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in need of and receiving assistance.
In 2008-09:

  • Indigenous children were 7.5 times as likely to be the subject of substantiations as non-Indigenous children;
  • the rate of Indigenous children on care and protection orders was more than 8 times the rate of their non-Indigenous counterparts; and
  • the rate of Indigenous children in out-of-home care was just over 9 times the rate of non-Indigenous children.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Diabetes in pregnancy: its impact on Australian women and their babies.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Australian children 2000-2008.

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

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (2010)

Working together to prevent child abuse and neglect - a common approach for identifying and responding early to indicators of need.

Canberra: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Bagshaw D, Brown T, Wendt S, Campbell A, McInnes E, Tinning B, Batagol B, Sifris A, Tyson D, Baker J, Fernandez Arias P (2010)

Family violence and family law in Australia: the experiences and views of children and adults from families who separated post-1995 and post-2006.

Canberra: Attorney-General's Department, Australia

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

Bennett B, McDonald J, Knight J, Comino E, Henry R (2010)

Assessing development of urban Aboriginal infants.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(7-8): 384–391

Chang AB, Taylor B, Masters IB, Laifoo Y, Brown AD (2010)

Indigenous healthcare worker involvement for Indigenous adults and children with asthma (review).

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; 2010(5): 1-25

Clapham K, Bolt R, Stevenson M (2010)

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

Injury Prevention; 16(suppl 1):

Clark KD, Oosthuizen J, Beerenfels S, Rowell AC (2010)

Making the best of the early years: the Tambellup way.

Rural and Remote Health; 10: 1407

Retrieved 28 July 2010 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1407.pdf

Coffin J, Larson A, Cross D (2010)

Bullying in an Aboriginal context.

Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 39(1): 77-87

Coleman J, Spurling G, Hayman N (2010)

Indigenous child health checks: the view from the city.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Comino E, Craig P, Harris E, McDermott D, Harris M, Henry R, Jackson Pulver L (2010)

The Gudaga Study: establishing an Aboriginal birth cohort in an urban community.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S9-S17

Comino E, Kemp L, Harris M, Harris E, Knight J (2010)

The Gudaga Study: contributing to reform of perinatal and early childhood services for Aboriginal infants and their families.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

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

Cook H, Krause V (2010)

A review of G2P[4] rotavirus outbreaks in Central Australia and how the introduction of Rotarix has affected the epidemiology.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(2): 14-21

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

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

Dockett S, Perry B, Kearney E (2010)

School readiness: what does it mean for Indigenous children, families, schools and communities?.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Douglass C (2010)

The 13th report of the Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee of Western Australia for deaths in the triennium 2005–07.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Doyle J, Ristevski E (2010)

Less germs, less mucus, less snot: teachers' and health workers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers of ear health programs in lower primary school classes.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 16(4): 352-359

Eades SJ, Read AW, McAullay D, McNamara B, O'Dea K, Stanley FJ (2010)

Modern and traditional diets for Noongar infants.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(7-8): 398–403

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

Elliott G, Smith AC, Bensink ME, Brown C, Stewart C, Perry C, Scuffham P (2010)

The feasibility of a community-based mobile telehealth screening service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia.

Telemedicine and e-Health; 16(9): 950-956

Evolution Research (2010)

Enquiry into claims regarding leprosy testing on Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory between 1920 and 1960.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Ey C (2010)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children [ppt].

Paper presented at the NatStats 2010 Conference. 15-17 September, Sydney

Falhammar H, Davis B, Bond D, Sinha AK (2010)

Maternal and neonatal outcomes in the Torres Strait Islands with a sixfold increase in type 2 diabetes in pregnancy over six years.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 50(2): 120-126

Fatnowna S (2010)

The breathe, blow, cough, wash & chew program presentation.

Paper presented at the The NACCHO National Symposium for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ear and Hearing Health. 19-21 October 2010, Mercure, Sydney

Flynn A (2010)

Mawarnkarra Health Service mums and bubs program.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector Conference 2010. 25 March 2010, The Vines, Swan Valley

Fonda AR, Spurling GK, Askew DA, Davies PSW, Hayman NE (2010)

Using child health checks to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among urban Indigenous children: letter.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 596

Frederico M, Jackson A, Black C (2010)

More than words – the language of relationships: Take Two – third evaluation report.

Richmond, VIC: Berry Street

Gee V (2010)

Perinatal, infant and maternal mortality in Western Australia: 5-year cohort of 2004-2008 births.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Gibson C, Johnstone T (2010)

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

Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection

Greer P, French D, Campbell J (2010)

Weaving the Net.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(4): 14-15

Griffiths C, Glossop P (2010)

Working in the Aboriginal community with preschool children and their parents.

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

Guthrie JA (2010)

A phenomenological exploration of the experiences of families of Indigenous children hospitalised in the Australian Capital Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Gwynn JD, Hardy LL, Wiggers JH, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Turner N, Cochrane J, Barker DJ, Attia JR (2010)

The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S57-S65

Hamilton L, Devoti E (2010)

Two steps forward, one step backwards, two steps sideways – an Aboriginal mental health program from infancy to toddler hood.

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

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

Hare KM, Grimwood K, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan H, Torzillo PJ, Morris PS, Chang AB (2010)

Respiratory bacterial pathogens in the nasopharynx and lower airways of Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis.

The Journal of Pediatrics; 157(6): 1001-1005

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

Higginbotham P, O’Leary A, Shur L, Coates H (2010)

The ear bus project Perth, WA.

Paper presented at the The NACCHO National Symposium for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ear and Hearing Health. 19-21 October 2010, Mercure, Sydney

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

Higgins J, Beecher S (2010)

Early Days Project autism spectrum disorders.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Hilferty F, Mullan K, van Gool K, Chan S, Eastman C, Reeve R, Heese K, Haas M, Newton BJ, Griffiths M, Katz I (2010)

The evaluation of Brighter Futures, NSW Community Services' early intervention program: final report.

Sydney: Community Services, New South Wales

Howard D, Barney JS (2010)

Submission to Child Protection Inquiry [Inquiry into the child protection system in the Northern Territory].

Darwin: Inquiry into the child protection system in the Northern Territory

Hoy WE, Nicol JL (2010)

Birthweight and natural deaths in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(1): 14-19

Hunter K, Clapham K, Lyford M, Keay L, Brown J, Bilston L, Fegan M, Ivers RQ (2010)

Buckle up safely for Indigenous children: development and evaluation of a preschool based education program to increase correct use of appropriate child restraints.

Indigenous Expenditure Report Steering Committee (2010)

2010 Indigenous expenditure report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report provides thorough information on expenditure on both Indigenous specific services and the estimated Indigenous share of mainstream services by the Australian, state and territory governments. The report highlights the difficulties in providing this information and sets out ways that this information can be better collected and analysed by jurisdictions.

The report is arranged around the seven Closing the gap building blocks: early childhood; schooling; health; economic participation; healthy homes; safe communities; and governance and leadership. Total Indigenous expenditure in 2008-09 was estimated to be $21.9 billion or 5.3 per cent of total general government expenditure. Estimated expenditure per head of population was $40,228 for Indigenous Australians, compared with $18,351 for non-Indigenous Australians.

Expenditure on services related to Indigenous Australians is thought to be greater than for non-Indigenous Australians because of differences in levels of disadvantage, more intensive use of services by Indigenous Australians, and the greater cost of providing these services (because of factors such as more Indigenous Australians living in remote areas).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Indigenous Law Centre (2010)

Sexual violence and Indigenous victims: women, children and the criminal justice system.

Sydney: Indigenous Law Centre

Johnston V, Walker N, Thomas DP, Glover M, Chang AB, Bullen C, Morris P, Brown N, Vander Hoorn S, Borland R, Segan C, Trenholme A, Mason T, Fenton D, Ellis K (2010)

The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a family-centred tobacco control program about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to reduce respiratory illness in Indigenous infants.

BMC Public Health; (10): 114

Retrieved 7 March 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-114

Kelly PM, Graham S, Sullivan EA (2010)

Pregnancy and perinatal health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies: a literature review.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 15-16

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

Non accidental injury in children (2010)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

This brochure outlines the protocols for managing non-accidental injury (physical abuse) in children. The resource includes information on screening, management principles, management procedures and follow-up.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kiran A, Knights J (2010)

Traditional Indigenous games promoting physical activity and cultural connectedness in primary schools - cluster randomised control trial.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 21(2): 149-151

Kirkham L-AS, Wiertsema SP, Smith-Vaughan HC, Thornton RB, Marsh RL, Lehmann D, Leach AJ, Morris PS, Richmond PC (2010)

Are you listening? The inaugural Australian Otitis Media (OMOZ) workshop — towards a better understanding of otitis media: conference report.

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(10): 569-571

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

Lamont A (2010)

Child deaths from abuse and neglect in Australia.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Langridge AT, Nassar N, Li J, Stanley FJ (2010)

Social and racial inequalities in preterm births in Western Australia, 1984 to 2006.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 24(4): 352-362

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

Larsen A, Hornbuckle J, Doherty D (2010)

Models for improved maternal care for rural and remote Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector Conference 2010. 25 March 2010, The Vines, Swan Valley

Larson A, Bradley R (2010)

Aboriginal maternal and child project: strengths and needs analysis.

Geraldton, WA: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health and Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Laws PJ, Li Z, Sullivan EA (2010)

Australia's mothers and babies 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lee L, Griffiths C, Glossop P, Eapen V (2010)

The Boomerangs Parenting Program for Aboriginal parents and their young children.

Australasian Psychiatry; 18(6): 527-533

Lehmann D, Alpers K (2010)

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

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

Lehmann D, Willis J, Moore HC, Giele C, Murphy D, Keil AD, Harrison C, Bayley K, Watson M, Richmond P (2010)

The changing epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians from 1997 through 2007 and emergence of nonvaccine serotypes.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 50(11): 1477-1486

Lonsdale M (2010)

Using television to improve learning opportunities for Indigenous children.

Camberwell, Vic: Australian Council for Educational Research

Ma N (2010)

Carer-mediated help-seeking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children : a qualitative analysis.

Bachelor of Psychology (hons) thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Mackenzie GA, Leach AJ, Carapetis JR, Fisher J, Morris PS (2010)

Epidemiology of nasopharyngeal carriage of respiratory bacterial pathogens in children and adults: cross-sectional surveys in a population with high rates of pneumococcal disease.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 10: 304

Retrieved 23 October 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-10-304

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

Markey P (2010)

Nearing elimination of hepatitis A in the Northern Territory following immunisation of Indigenous infants.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(3): 1-6

Markey PG, Davis JS, Harnett GB, Williams SH, Speers DJ (2010)

Meningitis and a febrile vomiting illness caused by Echovirus Type 4, Northern Territory, Australia.

Emerging Infectious Diseases; 16(1): 63-68

McCalman J (2010)

The good life: what about the children?.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 45(1): 89-100

McDonald E, Bailie R (2010)

Hygiene improvement: essential to improving child health in remote Aboriginal communities.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 491-496

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)

National survey of young Australians 2010.

Sydney: Mission Australia

Moore HC, de Klerk N, Richmond P, Lehmann D (2010)

A retrospective population-based cohort study identifying target areas for prevention of acute lower respiratory infections in children.

BMC Public Health; 10: 757

Retrieved 7 December 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-757.pdf

Moore HC, Jacoby P, Taylor A, Harnett G, Bowman J, Riley TV, Reuter K, Smith DW, Lehmann D (2010)

The interaction between respiratory viruses and pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract of asymptomatic Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 29(6): 540-545

Morris PS, Gadil G, McCallum GB, Wilson CA, Smith-Vaughan HC, Torzillo P, Leach AJ (2010)

Single-dose azithromycin versus seven days of amoxycillin in the treatment of acute otitis media in Aboriginal children (AATAAC): a double blind, randomised controlled trial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(1): 24-29

National Indigenous Health Equality Council (2010)

Child mortality target: analysis and recommendations.

Canberra: National Indigenous Health Equality Council

Nelson S (2010)

Menzies research : PREV-IX_COMBO : Using pneumococcal vaccines (Prevenar13 & Synflorix) in combination for maximum protection from ear infections.

Paper presented at the The NACCHO National Symposium for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ear and Hearing Health. 19-21st October 2010, Mercure, Sydney

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2010)

NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

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

O'Donnell M, Nassar N, Leonard H, Jacoby P, Mathews R, Patterson Y, Stanley F (2010)

Rates and types of hospitalisations for children who have subsequent contact with the child protection system: a population based case-control study.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 64(9): 784-788

O'Grady K-AF, Chang AB (2010)

Lower respiratory infections in Australian Indigenous children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 461-465

O'Grady KA, Lee KJ, Carlin JB, Torzillo PJ, Chang AB, Mulholland EK, Lambert SB, Andrews RM (2010)

Increased risk of hospitalization for acute lower respiratory tract infection among Australian Indigenous infants 5-23 months of age following pneumococcal vaccination: a cohort study.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 50(7): 970-978

O'Harra J (2010)

Orange City Council supported playgroup project – bush babies, calare and grasshoppers.

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

O'Leary CM, Nassar N, Zubrick SR, Kurinczuk JJ, Stanley F, Bower C (2010)

Evidence of a complex association between dose, pattern and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and child behaviour problems.

Addiction; 105(1): 74-86

O’Donnell M, Nassar N, Leonard H, Jacoby P, Mathews R, Patterson Y, Stanley F (2010)

Characteristics of non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal children and families with substantiated child maltreatment: a population-based study.

International Journal of Epidemiology; 39(3): 921-928

O’Donnell M, Nassar N, Leonard HM, Mathews RP, Patterson YG, Stanley FJ (2010)

The use of cross-jurisdictional population data to investigate health indicators of child maltreatment.

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(3): 142-145

O’Grady K-AF, Taylor-Thomson DM, Chang AB, Torzillo PJ, Morris PS, Mackenzie GA, Wheaton GR, Bauert PA, De Campo MP, De Campo JF, Ruben AR (2010)

Rates of radiologically confirmed pneumonia as defined by the World Health Organization in Northern Territory Indigenous children.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 592-595

O’Grady K-AF, Torzillo PJ, Chang AB (2010)

Hospitalisation of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory for lower respiratory illness in the first year of life.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 586-590

O’Grady KF, Carlin JB, Chang AB, Torzillo PJ, Nolan TM, Ruben A, Andrews RM (2010)

Effectiveness of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against radiologically diagnosed pneumonia in Indigenous infants in Australia.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 88(2): 139–146

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2010)

Children's Commissioner Northern Territory annual report 2009-2010.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Ou L, Chen J, Garrett P, Hillman K (2010)

Ethnic and Indigenous access to early childhood healthcare services in Australia: parents' perceived unmet needs and related barriers.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 30-37

Ou L, Chen J, Ken Hillman K, Eastwood J (2010)

The comparison of health status and health services utilisation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous infants in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(1): 50-56

Parker EJ, Jamieson LM, Broughton J, Albino J, Lawrence HP, Roberts-Thomson K (2010)

The oral health of Indigenous children: A review of four nations.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 483-486

Parnaby MG, Carapetis JR (2010)

Rheumatic fever in Indigenous Australian children.

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

Peiris D, Mohsin M, Jenkins A, Hughes C, Cass A (2010)

Robust data to close the gap: current vascular and maternal/newborn indicators as measures of progress in Aboriginal health in New South Wales.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(6): 563–571

Prout S (2010)

Developing measures of population mobility amongst Indigenous primary school students.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Purdie N, Buckley S (2010)

School attendance and retention of Indigenous Australian students.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Queensland Government (2010)

Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities: October-December 2009.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Queensland Health, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section), Apunipima Cape York Health Council (2010)

Chronic disease guidelines: 3rd edition.

Cairns, Qld: Queensland Health

These guidelines are designed for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, nurses, allied health practitioners and doctors in Queensland.

The guidelines are evidence-based and for use in the planning or delivery of chronic disease prevention, detection and management activities in Indigenous populations.

The guidelines cover:

  • chronic disease system enablers
  • health promotion
  • self management
  • child health check
  • adult health check
  • medication safety
  • management of diagnosed conditions
  • continuous quality improvement in primary health care.

Each guideline is extensively reviewed and/or developed using the expertise and knowledge of clinicians with experience working in the rural and remote setting and are endorsed by the appropriate clinical networks and expert bodies.

The guidelines are developed in partnership with the Apunipima Cape York Health Council, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Queensland Health's Office of Rural and Remote Health.

Abstract adapted from Queensland Health

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

Reid J, Aitken R, Entwistle P, Flaherty A, Lindeman M (2010)

Training of primary health care (PHC) staff in dealing with child abuse and neglect in the Northern Territory: evaluation findings.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Remote Indigenous Gardens Network (2010)

Gunawirra Eingana program report on pre-school gardens.

Darwin: Remote Indigenous Gardens Network

Ritchie BK, Brewster DR, Tran CD, Davidson GP, McNeil Y, Butler RN (2010)

Efficacy of Lactobacillus GG in Aboriginal children With acute diarrhoeal disease: a randomised clinical trial.

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; 50(6): 619-624

Robinson G, Silburn S, Arney F, Gawa L (2010)

Effective integration of services for children and families: making it happen. Symposium report.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

Rohde SL, Matebele M, Pohlner P, Radford D, Wall D, Fraser JF (2010)

Excellent cardiac surgical outcomes in paediatric Indigenous patients, but follow-up difficulties.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 19(9): 517-522

Rumbold AR, Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, O’Donoghue L, Liddle HE, Kwedza RK, Thompson SC, Burke HP, Brown AD, Weeramanthri T, Connors CM (2010)

Assessing the quality of maternal health care in Indigenous primary care services: letter.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 597-598

Sayers S, Boyle J (2010)

Indigenous perinatal and neonatal outcomes: a time for preventive strategies.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 475-478

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2010)

Response to the National Standards for Out of Home Care consultation paper.

Canberra: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

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

Simpson F, Spurling G, Hayman N (2010)

Otitis media in Indigenous children: a comparison of remote and urban communities.

Paper presented at the 2010 PHC Research Conference: Primary health care research and health reform: Improving care. 30 June-2 July 2010, Darwin

Stamp G, Champion S, Zanet P, Anderson G, Taylor J, Newbury J (2010)

Regional Family Birthing and Anangu Bibi Birthing Program: a partnership model between Aboriginal maternal infant care workers and midwives caring for Aboriginal mothers and babies.

In: Larson A, Lyle D, eds. A bright future for rural health: evidence-based policy and practice in rural and remote Australian health care. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network: 34-38

State and Territory Governments (2010)

New national child restraint laws.

Retrieved from

Steenkamp M, Bar-Zeev S, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2010)

Pragmatic indicators for remote Aboriginal maternal and infant health care: why it matters and where to start.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S5-S8

Steering Committee for Deadly Ears (2010)

Deadly ears, deadly kids, deadly communities: 2009-2013 annual report for 2009-10.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Stuart-Butler D, Kirkham R (2010)

The Aboriginal maternal infant care story.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(6): 9-11

Taylor LK, Lim K, Neville SE (2010)

Newborn feeding practices at the time of discharge from hospital in NSW in 2007: a descriptive study.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 20(12): 177–181

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 George Institute (2010)

Securing a better future for Indigenous children.

Global Health at the George; 17(June 2010): 1

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 TP (2010)

Stolen generations : the pocket Windschuttle.

Sydney: Macleay Press

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

Watson K (2010)

An evaluation of Baby Help, an illness assessment tool for Indigenous infants.

Masters of Science thesis, University of the Sunshine Coast: Sippy Downs, Qld

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

Whitehead BD, Smith HV, Nourse C (2010)

Invasive group A streptococcal disease in children in Queensland.

Epidemiology and Infection; 139(4): 623-628

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

Wunungmurra A, Howard D, Fasoli L (2010)

Listening troubles and little kids.

Paper presented at the SNAICC National Conference. 27-29 July 2010, Alice Springs

Zhang X, Dempsey K, Johnstone K, Guthridge S (2010)

Trends in the health of mothers and babies, Northern Territory: 1986-2005.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Zimmet MD (2010)

Early impressions of paediatric health in Alice Springs: trying to see beyond the gaps.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 606-607

2009

Andrews RM, Kearns T, Connors C, Parker C, Carville K, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR (2009)

A regional initiative to reduce skin infections amongst Aboriginal children living in remote communities of the Northern Territory, Australia.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 3(11): 1-9

Aquino D (2009)

Early childhood anaemia prevention project.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 13

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 Bureau of Statistics (2009)

National Health Survey: summary of results, 2007-2008 (reissue).

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Perinatal deaths, Australia, 2007: Indigenous status, 1999-2007.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (2009)

Asthma in Australian children: findings from Growing up in Australia, the longitudinal study of Australian children.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Health Ministers’ Conference (2009)

Australian national breastfeeding strategy 2010-2015.

Australian Department of Health and Ageing: Canberra

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Child protection Australia 2007-08.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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 Dental Statistics and Research Unit (2009)

Oral health impacts among children by dental visiting and treatment needs.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bailey EJ, Maclennan C, Morris PS, Kruske SG, Brown N, Chang AB (2009)

Risks of severity and readmission of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children hospitalised for bronchiolitis.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(10): 593–597

Bailie RS, Stevens M, Armfield JM, Ehsani JP, Beneforti M, Spencer J (2009)

Association of natural fluoride in community water supplies with dental health of children in remote Indigenous communities – implications for policy.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(3): 205-211

Bailie RS (2009)

A systems approach to improving immunisation timeliness.

Paper presented at the Second Indigenous immunisation research workshop. 31 July 2009, Sydney

Bangor-Jones RD, Dowse GK, Giele CM, van Buynder PG, Hodge MM, Whitty MM (2009)

A prolonged mumps outbreak among highly vaccinated Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(7): 398-401

Barber JG, Delfabbro PH (2009)

The profile and progress of neglected and abused children in long-term foster care.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 33(7): 421-428

Barnett R, Abreu C, Penberthy D (2009)

Mister germ hand washing hygiene and nutrition program.

Paper presented at the 7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Kalgoorlie, WA. 12-15 May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

Baxter J, Smith J (2009)

Breastfeeding and infants' time use.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Bishop R, Kirkwood C (2009)

Rotavirus diarrhoea and Aboriginal Children.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 205-207

Blunden S, Chervin RD (2009)

Sleep, performance and behaviour in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: an exploratory comparison.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(1-2): 10-16

Bond C (2009)

Starting at strengths . . . an Indigenous early years intervention: Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Essay Competition.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(3): 175-177

Bower C, Rudy E, Callaghan A, Quick J, Cosgrove P, Nassar N (2009)

Report of the birth defects registry of Western Australia 1980-2008.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Birth Defects Registry, Women and Newborn Health Service

Bromfield L, Holzer P, Lamont A (2009)

The economic costs of child abuse and neglect.

Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

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

Brown N (2009)

History, law, and policy as a foundation for health care delivery for Australian Indigenous children.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1561-1576

Campbell SJ, Nissen MD, Lambert SB (2009)

Rotavirus epidemiology in Queensland during the pre-vaccine era.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 33(2): 240-208

Cappiello MM, Gahagan S (2009)

Early child development and developmental delay in Indigenous communities.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1501-1517

Cardinal N, Save the Children Australia (2009)

Newborn and child survival in Australia: literature review.

Canberra: Save the Children Australia

Centre for Community Child Health, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (2009)

A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia – AEDI national report 2009.

Canberra: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia

Chan A, Scott J, Nguyen A-M, Sage L (2009)

Pregnancy outcome in South Australia 2008.

Adelaide: Pregnancy Outcome Unit, South Australia

Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2009)

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2008-2009.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner

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

Conway L (2009)

Caring for women and children.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

Cortis N, Katz I, Patulny R (2009)

Engaging hard-to-reach families and children.

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

Council of Australian Governments (2009)

National framework for protecting Australia's children 2009–2020: protecting children is everyone's business.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

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

Davis B, Bond D, Howat P, Sinha AK, Falhammar H (2009)

Maternal and neonatal outcomes following diabetes in pregnancy in Far North Queensland, Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 49(4): 393-399

de Plevitz LR, Gould JS, Smith TM (2009)

Fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Indigenous schoolchildren [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(5): 286-287

Deadly Ears Program (2009)

Deadly ears, deadly kids, deadly communities: 2009-2013: making tracks to close the gap in ear health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

This report is part of the commitment from the Queensland Government to reduce the high levels of ear disease among Indigenous Queensland children and Close the gap in ear health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Department of Health (2009)

Health care planning for children in care.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

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

Dollman J (2009)

Kids eat, kids play: children's national nutrition and physical activity survey.

Paper presented at the 13th Annual NT Chronic Diseases Network Conference "Prevention is the Best Medicine". 10-11 September 2009, Darwin

Eades F (2009)

Excellence in maternal & child health in the ACCHS sector.

Paper presented at the WA Aboriginal Health Sector Conference 2009: Developing New Health Leadership. 25-26 March 2009, Fremantle

Edwards B, Wise S, Gray M, Hayes A, Katz I, Misson S, Patulny R, Muir K (2009)

Stronger Families in Australia study: the impact of Communities for Children.

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

Effler P (2009)

Universal paediatric influenza vaccination: the Western Australia experience.

Paper presented at the Second Indigenous immunisation research workshop. 31 July 2009, Sydney

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

Freemantle J, McAullay D (2009)

Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia.

In: Smylie J, ed. Indigenous children's health report: health assessment in action. Toronto: Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Keenan Research Centre: 67-93

Grimwood K, Forbes DA (2009)

Acute and persistent diarrhea.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1343-1361

Gunasekera H, Morris PS, Daniels J, Couzos S, Craig JC (2009)

Otitis media in Aboriginal children: the discordance between burden of illness and access to services in rural/remote and urban Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(7-8): 425–430

Gunasekera H, O’Connor TE, Vijayasekaran S, Del Mar CB (2009)

Primary care management of otitis media among Australian children.

Medical Journal of Australia; 91(9): S55-S59

Gunasekera H, Morris PS, Daniels J, Couzos S, Craig JC (2009)

Management of children with otitis media: a survey of Australian Aboriginal Medical Service practitioners.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(7-8): 457-63

Haysom L, Williams R, Hodson E, Lopez-Vargas P, Roy LP, Lyle D, Craig JC (2009)

Risk of CKD in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: a population-based cohort study.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases; 53(2): 229-237

Haysom L, Williams R, Hodson EM, Lopez-Vargas PA, Roy LP, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2009)

Natural history of chronic kidney disease in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: a 4-year population-based follow-up study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(6): 303-306

Haysom L, Williams RE, Hodson EM, Lopez-Vargas P, Roy LP, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2009)

Cardiovascular risk factors in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: a population-based study.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(1-2): 20-27

Healthcare Planning and Evaluation (2009)

Evaluation of the sustainability and benefits of swimming pools in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (APY lands) in South Australia : final report – de-identified.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Heffernan B, Sheridan S, Freemantle J (2009)

An overview of statutory and administrative datasets: describing the health of Victoria's Aboriginal infants, children and young people.

Melbourne: Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, University of Melbourne

Howard D (2009)

Submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into Hearing Health in Australia.

Canberra: Phoenix Consulting

Howe A (2009)

Addressing child sexual assault in Australian Aboriginal communities: the politics of white voice.

Australian Feminist Law Journal; 30(June 2009): 41-61

Hudson L, White A, Roseby R (2009)

Tobacco smoke exposure in hospitalised Aboriginal children in Central Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(9): 1-4

Indigenous Determinants and Outcomes Unit, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (2009)

Progress of the Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative: update on results from the Child Health Check and follow-up data collections [final report].

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Jewell T (2009)

Martu tjitji pakani : Martu child rearing and its implications for the child welfare system.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth, WA

In this research, the author explores the belief that a reason for continuing poor outcomes for Indigenous people is that State-wide and national programs have ignored local Indigenous culture and did not actively involve local Indigenous people in the development of programs for their area. This perception was explored through investigation of the tension between Indigenous culture and worldview and the dominant White values of the child welfare system, in reference to Martu child rearing practices and beliefs. The research considers Martu child rearing practices, in the remote town of Wiluna in Western Australia, in relation to the broadly defined child welfare system. The conclusions drawn are that to improve outcomes for Martu children and their families, agencies need to deliver services through close working relationships with the Martu and allow Martu control, definition of priorities and development of strategies to address the problems and operate within, understand, appreciate, and respect Martu Law and culture and understand post colonisation histories.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

Jordan B, Sketchley R (2009)

A stitch in time saves nine: preventing and responding to the abuse and neglect of infants.

Child Abuse Prevention Issues; 30: 1-28

Kagawa M, Byrne NM, King NA, Pal S, Hills AP (2009)

Ethnic differences in body composition and anthropometric characteristics in Australian Caucasian and urban Indigenous children.

British Journal of Nutrition; 102(6): 938-946

Kandasamy Y, Whitehall J, Gill A, Stalewski H (2009)

Surgical management of gastroschisis in North Queensland from 1988 to 2007.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(1-2): 40-44

Kennedy C, Buckland A, Alperstein G, Burke H (2009)

Health, development and wellbeing in far western NSW - a picture of our children.

Broken Hill, NSW: Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation

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

Knight JA, Comino EJ, Harris E, Jackson-Pulver L (2009)

Indigenous research: a commitment to walking the talk. The Gudaga Study - an Australian case study.

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry; 6(4): 467-476

Laws P, Sullivan EA (2009)

Australia's mothers and babies 2007.

Sydney: AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit

Leach A (2009)

Single versus combination pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (13PCV and PHiD‐CV) for high‐risk Aboriginal children (COMBO).

Paper presented at the National meeting on pneumococcal disease. July 2009, Sydney

Leach AJ, Morris PS, McCallum GB, Wilson CA, Stubbs L, Beissbarth J, Jacups S, Hare K, Smith-Vaughan HC (2009)

Emerging pneumococcal carriage serotypes in a high-risk population receiving 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine since 2001.

BMC Infectious Diseases; (9): 121

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/9/121

Mackenzie GA, Carapetis JR, Leach AJ, Morris PS (2009)

Pneumococcal vaccination and otitis media in Australian Aboriginal infants: comparison of two birth cohorts before and after introduction of vaccination.

BMC Pediatrics; 9(14)

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/9/14

MacRae A (2009)

Summary of Hib among Indigenous peoples.

Retrieved from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/infectious-conditions/hib/reviews/our-review

Massa HM, Cripps AW, Lehmann D (2009)

Otitis media: viruses, bacteria, biofilms and vaccines.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(9): S44-S49

Maternal Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee South Australia (2009)

Maternal, perinatal and infant mortality in South Australia 2008.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

Mattson SN, Vaurio L (2009)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

In: Yeates KO, Ris MD, Taylor HG, Pennington BF, eds. Pediatric neuropsychology : research, theory and practice. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press: 265-296

McDermott L (2009)

Children exposed to domestic violence.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Reader; 7(4): 9-10

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 E, Bailie R, Grace J, Brewster D (2009)

A case study of physical and social barriers to hygiene and child growth in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 9: 346

Retrieved 18 September 2009 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-9-346.pdf

Menzies R (2009)

Immunisation of Indigenous people: achievements and challenges.

Paper presented at the Second Indigenous immunisation research workshop. 31 July 2009, Sydney

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Hendrie D (2009)

A population-based study of repeat hospital admissions due to interpersonal violence for children aged 0-9 years.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 23(3): 239-244

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

Mt Theo Program (2009)

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Mt Theo Program annual report 08/09.

Alice Springs: Mt Theo Program

Nancarrow H (2009)

Time for action: the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Reader; 7(4): 5-7

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

NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs (2009)

Interagency plan to tackle child sexual assault in Aboriginal communities: report on progress August 2009.

Sydney: NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs

NSW Government Department of Premier and Cabinet (2009)

Keep them safe: a shared approach to child wellbeing 2009-2014.

Sydney: NSW Government

O'Donnell M, Nassar N, Leonard H, Hagan R, Mathews R, Patterson Y, Stanley F (2009)

Increasing prevalence of neonatal withdrawal syndrome: population study of maternal factors and child protection involvement.

Pediatrics; 123(4): e614-e621

O'Grady KA, Krause V, Andrews R (2009)

Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: time to move the goal posts.

Vaccine; 27(2): 307-312

O’Connor TE, Perry CF, Lannigan FJ (2009)

Complications of otitis media in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(9): S60-S64

Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs) Australia (2009)

Performance audit of the School Nutrition Program.

Canberra: Department of Finance and Deregulation

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2009)

Annual report 2008-2009 Children's Commissioner Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Parliament of New South Wales Committee on Children and Young People (2009)

Final report, children and young people 9-14 years in NSW.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Priest N, Mackean T, Waters E, Davis E, Riggs E (2009)

Indigenous child health research: a critical analysis of Australian studies.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(1): 55 - 63

Queensland Public Health Forum (2009)

Eat Well Queensland: are we half-way there yet? Midpoint implementation review summary of findings.

Brisbane: Queensland Public Health Forum

Queensland Public Health Forum (2009)

Eat Well Queensland: smart eating for a healthier state: 2009-2012 QPHF implementation plan.

Brisbane: Queensland Public Health Forum

Ritchie B, Brewster D, Tran CD, McNeil Y, Zacharakis B, Davidson GP, Butler RN (2009)

Lack of diagnostic accuracy of the monoclonal stool antigen test for detection of helicobacter pylori infection in young Australian Aboriginal children.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 28(4): 287-289

Robinson G, Zubrick SR, Silburn S, Tyler W, Jones Y, D’Aprano A, McGuinness K, Cubillo C, Bell M, Stock C (2009)

Let's Start: Exploring Together: an early intervention program for Northern Territory children and families: final evaluation report.

Darwin: School for Social and Policy Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University

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

Rogers L, Hughes D (2009)

The strong smiles program: healthier teeth for healthier children.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(6): 10-11

Ruben AR (2009)

Undernutrition and obesity in indigenous children: epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1285-1302

Sainsbury H (2009)

Personal reflections of a project officer: working with Gudaga.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(2): 4-5

Sawrikar P (2009)

Culturally appropriate service provision for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children and families in the New South Wales (NSW) child protection system (CPS), interim report 1: literature review.

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

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

Sayers S, Singh G, Mott S, McDonnell J, Hoy W (2009)

Relationships between birthweight and biomarkers of chronic disease in childhood: Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study 1987–2001.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 23(6): 548-556

Sayers SM (2009)

Indigenous newborn care.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1243-1261

Schobben X, Clements N (2009)

‘No germs on me' hand washing campaign.

Paper presented at the 7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Kalgoorlie, WA. 12-15 May 2009, Kalgoorlie, WA

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

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2009)

Through young black eyes: community leaders guide: a guide to help community leaders protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from family violence and child abuse.

Canberra: 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

Smith-Vaughan H, Marsh R, Leach A (2009)

Otitis media: an ongoing microbial challenge.

Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 181-184

Smylie J (2009)

Indigenous children's health report: health assessment in action.

Toronto: Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Keenan Research Centre

This report documents the health status of Indigenous children in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and America. Major health disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in these countries, Indigenous children having higher infant mortality, sudden infant death syndrome, child injury, accidental death and suicide, ear infections, respiratory tract infections, dental caries, and exposure to environmental contaminants compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts. Other common themes emerging among all four countries are: improving Indigenous identifying information; colonisation as an underlying social determinant of Indigenous health; poverty among Indigenous children; and limited access to health, economic, and social resources. Chapter three focuses on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and the Australian experience.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Snelling TL, Schultz R, Graham J, Roseby R, Barnes GL, Andrews RM, Carapetis JR (2009)

Rotavirus and the Indigenous children of the Australian outback: monovalent vaccine effective in a high-burden setting.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 49(3): 428-431

Steer AC, Carapetis JR (2009)

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous populations.

Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1401-1419

Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth Service Provision (2009)

Report on Government services 2009: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Indigenous data from the Report of Government services 2009 are compiled in this compendium to provide a focus on the purchase and supply of services. In this edition, government services are divided into the following categories: early childhood, education and training, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing. For each category a framework of performance indicators highlights the level of objectives attained regarding the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of services. The interpretation of the data enable comparisons of Commonwealth and State Government services, including intra-government services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas S (2009)

Kids Pitstop: one stop community health shop for Indigenous families in the West Pilbara.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

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

Tilbury C (2009)

The over-representation of indigenous children in the Australian child welfare system.

International Journal of Social Welfare; 18(1): 57-64

Valentine K, Dinning B (2009)

Linking schools and early years project evaluation: final report on data collection round 1.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre

Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service (2009)

Protecting vulnerable children.

Retrieved from http://www.vfpms.org.au/childrenatrisk/vuln.htm

Waples-Crowe P (2009)

Healthy pregnancies, healthy babies for Koori communities.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 5

Webby R, Nagy C, Krause V (2009)

Childhood immunisation coverage and timeliness in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(2): 12-15

Wiertsema SP, Leach AJ (2009)

Theories of otitis media pathogenesis, with a focus on Indigenous children.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(9): S50-S54

Williams CJ, Coates HL, Pascoe EM, Axford Y, Nannaup I (2009)

Middle ear disease in Aboriginal children in Perth: analysis of hearing screening data, 1998-2004.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(4): 14-17

Williams CJ, Coates HL, Pascoe EM, Axford Y, Nannup I (2009)

Middle ear disease in Aboriginal children in Perth: analysis of hearing screening data, 1998–2004.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 598-600

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

Windschuttle K (2009)

The fabrication of Aboriginal history. Vol. 3, the stolen generations 1881-2008.

Sydney: Macleay Press

2008

Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. (2008)

Contexts of child development: culture, policy and Intervention.

Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press

Anderson P (2008)

Valuing children.

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

Armstrong JE, Laing DG, Wilkes FJ, Laing ON (2008)

Olfactory function in Australian Aboriginal children and Chronic Otitis Media.

Chemical Senses; 33(6): 503-507

How your baby grows! (2008)

Asthma Foundation of WA, Kulunga Research Network

This booklet was developed by the Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Inc, the Kulunga Research Network, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, and the Office for Aboriginal Health. The slogan of this booklet is Fresh air grows solid babies!. It is designed for pregnant Indigenous mothers and provides a memento with spaces for photos and recording of special information; it follows the stages of pregnancy, providing helpful tips to encourage a smoke free environment for both mother and baby.

Further resources can be found in Newborns asthma parental smoking project: Indigenous women's project resources.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Eye health among Australian children.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Juvenile arthritis in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Key national indicators of children's health, development and wellbeing.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Progress of the Northern Territory emergency response child health check initiative: preliminary results from the child health check and follow-up data collections.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This progress report documents the findings on health conditions identified, and referrals made, during child health checks undertaken as part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER). The report provides a preliminary analysis of data relating to 8,997 children who had received at least one valid child health check as at 17 October 2008.

The key findings from the report identified the presence of 25 health conditions affecting the children including oral, respiratory, ear and skin health conditions. In terms of referrals, just over two in three or 69% of children were referred for at least one type of follow-up service. These results show little change between this report and the May 2008 progress report.

The report acknowledges that follow-up care was required due to the chronic nature of the conditions treated. It concluded that many of the conditions could be controlled through health intervention however, prevention required attention to the poor living conditions, poverty, overcrowding and inadequate nutrition experienced in the communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Technical paper on operational definitions and data issues for key national indicators of children's health, development and wellbeing: preliminary report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Medical Association (2008)

AMA Indigenous health report card 2008 - ending the cycle of vulnerability: the health of Indigenous children.

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

Australian Medical Association (2008)

AMA Indigenous health report card 2008: good news stories.

Barton, ACT: Australian Medical Association

Brewster D, Nelson C, Couzos S (2008)

Failure to thrive.

In: Couzos S, Murray R, eds. Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach. 3rd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press: Chapter 7: 265-307

Aboriginal Primary Health Care is a definitive guide to best-practice management of the major health problems facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The text is intended to assist health practitioners, policy makers and communities in influencing health determinants, it also advocates for overcoming inertia to change and to strengthen health care provision within a human rights context.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Briscoe G (2008)

Assimilation and indifference: the paradoxical treatment of Indigenous children in Central Australia, 1914-1951.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and Intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 7-22

Burns J, Thomson N (2008)

Review of nutrition and growth among Indigenous peoples.

Retrieved from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-risks/nutrition/reviews/our-review

Clucas DB, Carville KS, Connors C, Currie B, Carapetis J, Andrews R (2008)

Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 86(4): 275-281

Coleman K, Markey P, Krause V (2008)

Mumps in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(4): 11-17

Couzos S, Murray R (2008)

Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach.

3rd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press

Aboriginal Primary Health Care is a definitive guide to best-practice management of the major health problems facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The text is intended to assist health practitioners, policy makers and communities in influencing health determinants, it also advocates for overcoming inertia to change and to strengthen health care provision within a human rights context.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Craven RG, Yeung AS, Ali J (2008)

An elucidation and comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian upper primary students' self-concepts.

Paper presented at the AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference. November 2008, Brisbane

Disbray S, Wigglesworth G (2008)

A longitudinal study of language acquisition in Australian Aboriginal children in three communities.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and Intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 167-182

Due C (2008)

Considering alternatives: white media responses to the Aurukun child sexual abuse case.

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

Eades S, Read A, Stanley F, Eades F, McCaullay D, Williamson A (2008)

Bibbulung gnarneep ('solid kid'): causal pathways to poor birth outcomes in an urban Aboriginal birth cohort.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(6): 342-346

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

Elliott EJ, Payne J, Morris A, Haan E, Bower C (2008)

Fetal alcohol syndrome: a prospective national surveillance study.

Archives of Disease in Childhood; 93(9): 732-737

Gent C (2008)

Flinders examines pool chlorine boost to indigenous kids' hearing.

Flinders Journal; 19(7): 1-2

Gould J (2008)

Language difference of language disorder: Discourse sampling in speech pathology assessments for Indigenous children.

In: Simpson J, Wigglesworth G, eds. Children’s language and multilingualism. London: Continuum: 194-215

Gould J (2008)

Non-standard assessment practices in the evaluation of communication in Australian Aboriginal children.

Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; 22(8): 643-657

Hayward C, Scrine C, Venz T, Smith M (2008)

Delivering improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health.

Perth: Telethon Institute of Child Health Research and Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership

The Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership was developed to deliver improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health through the delivery of three projects:

* modelling the WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey for the Northern Territory and Queensland
* national foetal alcohol syndrome prevention strategy
* enhancing Aboriginal workforce capacity

The five-year Rio Tinto Child Health Partnership concluded in 2007. The report Delivering improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health evaluates the results from the partnership, and states that the partnership has allowed strong relationships to be forged between researchers, Aboriginal communities, health services, government agencies and departments and corporate Australia. Significant benefits and outcomes include: increased awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome; identification of the issues which inhibit Aboriginal health professionals; support for culturally appropriate practices in primary health care and treatment services; and increased skills of health and community workers in identifying and responding to risk factors during pregnancy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hull BP, Deeks S, Menzies R, McIntyre PB (2008)

What do we know about 7vpcv coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children? A 2007 update.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(2): 257-260

Korbin JE (2008)

Child neglect and abuse across cultures.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 122-130

Laws P, Hilder L (2008)

Australia's mothers and babies 2006.

Sydney: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Leach A, Wood Y, Gadil E, Stubbs E, Morris P (2008)

Topical ciprofloxin versus topical framycetin-gramicidin-dexamethasone in Australian Aboriginal children with recently treated chronic suppurative otitis media: a randomized controlled trial.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 27(8): 692-698

Leonard H, Nassar N, Bourke J, Blair E, Mulroy S, De Klerk NH, Bower C (2008)

Relation between intrauterine growth and subsequent intellectual disability in a ten-year population cohort of children in Western Australia.

American Journal of Epidemiology; 167(1): 103-111

Libesman T (2008)

A human rights framework for contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's wellbeing.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 12(Special ed.): 68-75

Lissing J (2008)

Networking with Aboriginal communities to identify and progress health issues affecting Aboriginal children.

intouch; 25(3): 12-14

Luhrs J (2008)

Crocodile smiles part 2 - better oral health in Indigenous communities.

intouch; 25(4): 9-10

Maternal Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee (2008)

Maternal, perinatal and infant mortality in South Australia 2007.

Adelaide: SA Health, Government of South Australia

McCallum G (2008)

The sound of silence - ear disease in Aboriginal children.

Discovermenzies; (1): 16-17

McTurk N, Nutton G, Lea T, Robinson G, Carapetis J (2008)

The school readiness of Australian Indigenous children: a review of the literature.

Canberra: The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

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

Muir K, Tudball J, Robinson S (2008)

Family resilience where families have a child (0-8 years) with disability: final report.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre

Nagy C (2008)

Measles, mumps vaccination history in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(4): 18-19

O’Brien W (2008)

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

Canberra: Australian Crime Commission

Office of the Stolen Generations Assessor (2008)

Report of the Stolen Generations Assessor: Stolen Generations of the Aboriginal Children Act 2006.

Hobart: Department of Premier and Cabinet

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

Piscitelli B (2008)

Images of childhood: by children, about culture and identity.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 153-166

Population Health Division (NSW) (2008)

The health of the people of New South Wales – report of the Chief Health Officer, data book – Aboriginal peoples.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Rath S, Bar-Zeev N, Anderson K, Fahy R, Roseby R (2008)

Octreotide in children with hypoglycaemia due to sulfonylurea ingestion.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 44(6)

Retrieved from

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

Robinson G (2008)

Vulnerabilities, families and child development: crises affecting the young in a north Australian community.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and Intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 36-48

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

Schultz R, Romanes F, Krause V (2008)

Hepatitis B prevalence and prevention: antenatal screening and protection of infants at risk in the Northern Territory [letters].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(6): 575–576

Scott D (2008)

Early childhood and community: capacity building in early childhood networks.

In: Robinson G, Eickelkamp U, Goodnow J, Katz I, eds. Contexts of child development: culture, policy and intervention. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press: 111-121

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2008)

A national quality framework for early childhood education and care.

North Fitzroy (VIC): Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2008)

SNAICC response to discussion paper: Australia's children: safe and well, a national framework for protecting Australia's children.

North Fitzroy (VIC): Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2008)

SNAICC submission: Northern Territory, NT Board of Inquiry into the sexual abuse of Aboriginal children.

North Fitzroy (VIC): Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (Inc SNAICC) (2008)

Through young black eyes: workshop facilitators guide: A guide to help you run workshops, share stories, plan and act to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children be safe and happy.

Canberra: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Inc. (SNAICC)

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has developed the 'Through young black eyes workshop kit'. This kit has been developed to enable workshops about:

  • Family violence and its effect on children
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Creating a child-safe community

The workshop kit contains a facilitator's guide, activity and information sheets, short films and a CD version of all the information that can be adapted according to individual needs.

An updated 134 page handbook is also available and is full of information and resources for those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in preventing and reducing family violence and child abuse and neglect.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Silburn S, Walker R (2008)

Community learning for parenthood.

Canberra: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Sivak L, Arney F, Lewig K (2008)

A pilot exploration of a family home visiting program for families of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.

Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Slack-Smith LM, Colvin L, Leonard H, Kilpatrick N, Bower C, Messer LB (2008)

Factors associated with dental admissions for children aged under five years in Western Australia.

Archives of Disease in Childhood; 94(7): 517-523

Smith-Vaughan H, Byun R, Halpin S, Nadkarni MA, Jacques NA, Hunter N, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2008)

Interventions for prevention of otitis media may be most effective if implemented in the first weeks of life.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 72(1): 57-61

Smyth C, Eardley T (2008)

Out of home care for children in Australia: a review of literature and policy.

Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre

SNAICC Resource Service (2008)

Beyond empathy: pathways through parenting: a model for improving Indigenous access to maternal, infant and early childhood health and family services: discussion paper.

Northcote, VIC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

South Australian Department for Families and Communities (2008)

Keeping them safe: The South Australian Government's child protection reform program.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Families and Communities

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2008)

Report on Government Services 2008.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (2008)

New approach needed to tackle child abuse and neglect.

Under the Microscope; 2008(2): 6

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (2008)

Pools are cool!.

Under the Microscope; 2008(2): 6

Thomas P, Joseph TL, Menzies RI (2008)

Evaluation of a targeted immunisation program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants in an urban setting.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 19(5-6): 96-99

Thompson K, Boyle J (2008)

Growing strong: feeding you and your baby.

Paper presented at the National Nutrition Networks Conference 08: good tucker good health. 11-14 March 2008, Alice Springs (NT)

Titmuss AT, Harris E, Comino EJ (2008)

The roles of socioeconomic status and Aboriginality in birth outcomes at an urban hospital.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(9): 495-498

Zurynski YA, Lester-Smith D, Festa MS, Kesson AM, Booy R, Elliott EJ (2008)

Enhanced surveillance for serious complications of influenza in children: role of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(1): 71-76

 
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