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

2017

Adams M, Mataira PJ, Walker S, Hart M, Drew N, Fleay JJ (2017)

Cultural identity and practices associated with the health and well-being of Indigenous males.

ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures; 1(1): 42-61

Anderson P, Tilton E (2017)

Bringing Them Home 20 years on: an action plan for healing.

Canberra: Healing Foundation

In 1997, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Bringing them home (BTH) report was made public. The report was a significant milestone for the Stolen Generations members, their families, and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. The Healing Foundation commissioned this review to coincide with the 20th anniversary of BTH, taking place on Friday 26 May 2017.

This review provides three actions to help Stolen Generations members reach some peace, and to meet their continuing and emerging needs, along with the needs of their families.

This review is intended to mark the start of a conversation led by Stolen Generations members to inform the continuing process of acknowledging and making reparation for past policies.

Healing Foundation abstract

Armstrong G, Pirkis J, Arabena K, Currier D, Spittal MJ, Jorm AF (2017)

Suicidal behaviour in Indigenous compared to non-Indigenous males in urban and regional Australia: prevalence data suggest disparities increase across age groups.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; OnlineFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867417704059): 1-9

Australian Human Rights Commission (2017)

Change the course: national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

Northern Territory: youth justice supervision in 2015-16 (2017)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Law Reform Commission (2017)

Elder abuse - a national legal response: final report.

Sydney: Australian Law Reform Commission

Australian Law Reform Commission (2017)

Incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sydney: Australian Law Reform Commission

Bailey C, Powell M, Brubacher S (2017)

Reporting rates of child sexual abuse in Indigenous communities in two Australian jurisdictions.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 68: 74-80

Bayliss T, Ellis M, Gourley M, Reynolds A, Whitelaw D (2017)

Incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel 2001-2015: in brief summary report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Berthelsen D, Hayes N, White SLJ, Williams KE (2017)

Executive function in adolescence: associations with child and family risk factors and self-regulation in early childhood.

Frontiers in Psychology; 8: 93

Retrieved 2 June 2017 from https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00903

Bonson D (2017)

Voices from the Black Rainbow: the inclusion of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI, Sistergirls and Brotherboys in health, wellbeing and suicide prevention strategies.

: Bonson, D.

Voices from the Black Rainbow is a book that highlights the importance of including the voices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, lesbian gay bisexual queer transexual intersexual (LGBQTI) community including transgender people who identify as sistergirls and brotherboys, in health, wellbeing and suicide prevention strategies.

It covers the absence of these community voices from both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategies and activities, and LGBQTI suicide prevention strategies and activities; as well as the challenges of providing these voices in a suicide prevention strategy.

Research for the book included collecting example voices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI community via an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander methodology called Yarning Circles.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Commission for Children and Young People (2017)

The same four walls: Inquiry into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns in the Victorian youth justice system.

Victoria: Commission for Children and Young People

Deloitte Access Economics (2017)

Raising our children: guiding young Victorians in care into adulthood.

Melbourne: Anglicare Victoria

Family Matters, Queensland Supporting Families Changing Futures (2017)

Changing Tracks: an action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families: 2017-2019.

Brisbane: Supporting Families Changing Futures, Queensland

Family Matters, Queensland Supporting Families Changing Futures (2017)

Our Way: a generational strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families: 2017-2037.

Brisbane: Supporting Families Changing Futures, Queensland

Fitts MS, Palk GR, Lennon AJ, Clough AR (2017)

The characteristics of young Indigenous drink drivers in Queensland, Australia.

Traffic Injury Prevention; 18(3): 237-243

Gibberd AJ, Simpson JM, Eades SJ (2017)

Use of family relationships improved consistency of identification of Aboriginal people in linked administrative data.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology; In press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.06.021):

Graham S, O'Connor CC, Morgan S, Chamberlain C, Hocking J (2017)

Prevalence of HIV among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sexual Health; 14(3): 201-207

Henwood M, Shaw A, Cavanagh J, Bartram T, Marjoribanks T, Kendrick M (2017)

Men's health and communities of practice in Australia.

Journal of Health Organization and Management; 31(2): 207-222

Holmes J, Rawsthorne M, Paxton K, Luscombe G, Hawke C, Ivers R, Skinner R, Steinbeck K (2017)

Risk-taking behaviours among younger adolescents in rural and regional New South Wales: preventing adverse health outcomes.

Rural Society; Latest articles(https://doi.org/10.1080/10371656.2017.1331815):

Judd B, Geczy A, Troy J (2017)

Letter from the editors: ab-Original editorial.

ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures; 1(1): v-xiv

Kinchin I, Doran CM, McCalman J, Jacups S, Tsey K, Lines K, Searles A, Smith K (2017)

Delivering an empowerment intervention to a remote Indigenous child safety workforce: its economic cost from an agency perspective.

Evaluation and Program Planning; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.05.017):

Lewis N, Martino S (2017)

Natalie Lewis and Shannieka Martino keynote address: Respect our rights, nurture our children, hear our voices – Government accountability to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Paper presented at the 2017 Child Aware Approaches Conference: Driving national action on child safety and wellbeing. 15-16 May 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Munns A, Toye C, Hegney D, Kickett M, Marriott R, Walker R (2017)

Aboriginal parent support: a partnership approach.

Journal of Clinical Nursing; Accepted Articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13979): 1-39

Mutch AJ, Lui C-W, Dean J, Mao L, Lemoire J, Debattista J, Howard C, Whittaker A, Fitzgerald L (2017)

Increasing HIV testing among hard-to-reach groups: examination of RAPID, a community-based testing service in Queensland, Australia.

BMC Health Services Research; 17: 310

Retrieved 28 April 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2249-5

Nagle N, van Oven M, Wilcox S, van Holst Pellekaan S, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y, Ballantyne KN, Wilcox L, Papac L, Cooke K, van Oorschot RAH, McAllister P, Williams L, Kayser M, Mitchell RJ (2017)

Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation – an increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity.

Scientific Reports; 7: 43041

Retrieved 13 March 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43041

Nagle N, Ballantyne KN, van Oven M, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y, Wilcox S, Wilcox L, Turkalov R, van Oorschot RAH, van Holst Pellekaan S, Schurr TG, McAllister P, Williams L, Kayser M, Mitchell RJ (2017)

Mitochondrial DNA diversity of present-day Aboriginal Australians and implications for human evolution in Oceania.

Journal of Human Genetics; 62(3): 343-353

Nasir B, Kisely S, Hides L, Ranmuthugala G, Brennan-Olsen S, Nicholson GC, Gill NS, Hayman N, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S, Toombs M (2017)

An Australian Indigenous community-led suicide intervention skills training program: community consultation findings.

BMC Psychiatry; 17: 219

Retrieved 13 June 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1380-5

Phillips B, Daniels J, Woodward A, Blakely T, Taylor R, Morrell S (2017)

Mortality trends in Australian Aboriginal peoples and New Zealand Māori.

Population Health Metrics; 15: 25

Retrieved 4 July 2017 from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12963-017-0140-6

Rossiter C, Power T, Fowler C, Jackson D, Roche M, Dawson A (2017)

'Learning to become a better man': Insights from a fathering programme for incarcerated Indigenous men.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 52(1): 13-31

Roth L (2017)

Suicide prevention.

Sydney: NSW Parliamentary Research Service, Parliament of New South Wales

Skerrett DM, Gibson M, Darwin L, Lewis S, Rallah R, Diego DL (2017)

Closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth suicide: a social–emotional wellbeing service innovation project.

Australian Psychologist; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12277):

WA Health (2017)

Stay Safe You Mob – Wear a condom.

: WA Health

This resource is a short YouTube video 30 seconds in length and features two young females having a discussion, while they are getting ready to go out, on being prepared with a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STI's) when having sex. This resource was made by the (Department of Health) WA Health as part of the couldihaveit program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2016

Riseman N, ed. (2016)

In defence of country: life stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women.

Canberra: ANU Press

Adams M (2016)

My journey through the academic mist.

Torrens, ACT: Magpie Goose Publishing

My journey through the academic mist reveals the challenges, frustrations and road blocks Dr Mick Adams faced on his road through academia. At the end of his journey he has amassed an associate diploma, two bachelor degrees, a masters' degree and a PhD.

Dr Mick Adams is a descendant of the Yadhiagana/Wuthathi people of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, having traditional family ties with the Gurindji people of Central Western Northern Territory, with extended family relationships with the people of the Torres Straits, Warlpiri (Yuendumu), and East Arnhem Land (Gurrumaru) communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Arjunan P, Poder N, Welsh K, Bellear L, Heathcote J, Wright D, Millen E, Spinks M, Williams M, Wen LM (2016)

Smoking among Aboriginal adults in Sydney, Australia.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 27(1): 66-69

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Causes of death, Australia, 2014.

Retrieved 8 March 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3303.0?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Causes of Death, Australia, 2014: Deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians [data cube].

Retrieved 8 March 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/subscriber.nsf/log?openagent&3303_12%20%20deaths%20of%20aboriginal%20and%20torres%20strait%20islander%20australians.xls&3303.0&Data%20Cubes&08B86273CE567D48CA257F6F000D440E&0&2014&08.03.2016&Latest

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This publication presents results of the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The survey was conducted from September 2014 to June 2015 with a sample of 11,178 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in private dwellings across Australia. The NATSISS is a six-yearly multidimensional social survey which provides broad, self-reported information across key areas of social interest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primarily at the national level and by remoteness. Topics include language and culture, social networks and support, health, education, work, access to services, crime and justice, housing and financial stress. Supporting summary tables provide an overview for different population groups and selected themes.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Department of Social Services (2016)

Third action plan 2016-2019 of the national plan to reduce violence against women and their children 2010-2022.

Canberra: Australian Department of Social Services

Violence against women. Let's stop it at the start: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander campaign resources (2016)

Australian Government

This web resource was designed to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children. Created for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it includes:

  • a conversation guide, to help parents and family members talk with young people about the importance of respectful relationships from an early age
  • the respect checklist, for adults to become more aware of what boys and girls might be thinking in disrespectful or aggressive situations
  • the excuse interpreter, to discover the hidden meanings of common expressions that can excuse disrespectful behaviour towards girls
  • a personal story video
  • radio advertisements in a variety of languages
  • infographics to provide facts on the issue
  • where to go for help.

The resource is part of a whole population, three-year, Council of Australian Governments (COAG) initiative jointly funded by the Australian, state and territory governments.

Abstract adapted from Stop It at the Start

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Domestic and family violence and homelessness 2011-12 to 2013-14.

Retrieved 3 February 2016 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/homelessness/domestic-violence-and-homelessness/

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Permanency planning in child protection: a review of current concepts and available data 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bergström A, Nagle N, Chen Y, McCarthy S, Pollard MO, Ayub Q, Wilcox S, Wilcox L, van Oorschot RA, McAllister P, Williams L, Xue Y, Mitchell RJ, Tyler-Smith C (2016)

Deep roots for Aboriginal Australian Y chromosomes.

Current Biology; In Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.028): 1-5

Biddle N, Meehl A (2016)

The gendered nature of Indigenous education participation and attainment.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Breckenridge J, Flax G (2016)

Service and support needs of specific population groups that have experienced child sexual abuse: report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

Buchanan J, Collard L, Cumming I, Palmer D, Scott K, Hartley J (2016)

Kaya Wandjoo Ngala Noongarpedia - Welcome to our Noongarpedia.

Cultural Science Journal; 9(1): 1-175

Butcher T, Judd B (2016)

The Aboriginal football ethic.

Griffith Review; 53(July 2016):

Cavanagh J, Shaw A, Bartram T (2016)

An investigation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men's learning through Men's Sheds in Australia.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2016(1): 55-67

Central Australian Women's Legal Service, italk (2016)

Domestic violence.

Retrieved 2016 from http://italklibrary.com/italk/domestic-violence

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2016)

Family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

This resource sheet reviews the evidence on programs aimed at preventing family violence, with a particular focus on programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

It includes programs that:

  • intend to shift attitudes and social norms that support violence, challenge unjust power relationships that sustain violence, address the social conditions associated with violence and promote non-violent norms
  • provide support and advice to victims of violence, such as counselling, legal aid and protection programs
  • target the perpetrators of violence, for example, programs that involve community policing, justice or behavioural reform and safe house programs.

The evidence includes findings from process evaluations that give information on participants' qualitative experience of programs, contextual factors and cultural appropriateness.

The resource sheet provides background information and outlines the principles for successful programs and gaps in the evidence.

Abstract adapted from the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Cortis N, Bullen J (2016)

Domestic violence and women's economic security: building Australia's capacity for prevention and redress: Final report.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Dodson P (2016)

25 years on from Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody recommendations.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(23): 24-29

Hanssens L (2016)

The impact of suicide contagion and intergenerational segregation on youth and young adults in remote Indigenous communities in Northern Territory, Australia.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 40(Jan/Dec 2016): 38-47

Healing Foundation (2016)

Talking family healing: East Kimberley gathering report.

Canberra: Healing Foundation

This report outlines discussions held at the family healing gathering Woorrb Yarrenkoo Ninggooneng Ngoodengig Woonjoo-gerring in Kununurra, Western Australia in November 2014.

The gathering included more than 100 community members and agencies from the East Kimberley communities of Kununurra, Wyndham, Kalumburu, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy, Derby and Broome.

Topics discussed include:

  • family violence
  • child abuse and neglect
  • intergenerational trauma
  • grief, loss and suicide.

The report includes five recommendations of ways forward for the future.

The gathering and report was a partnership between the Healing Foundation and Gawooleng Yawoodeng Aboriginal Corporation.

Abstract adapted from the Healing Foundation

Hogan E (2016)

Gender, internet and computer access in remote central Australian Aboriginal contexts.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2016(1): 24-39

Knott V, Weller D (2016)

Cancer in indigenous populations: challenges and responses.

European Journal of Cancer Care; 25(2): 205-207

Knott VE, Gilligan G, Maksimovic L, Shen D, Murphy M (2016)

Gender determinants of smoking practice in Indigenous communities: an exploratory study.

European Journal of Cancer Care; 25(2): 231-241

Lafferty L, Treloar C, Chambers GM, Butler T, Guthrie J (2016)

Contextualising the social capital of Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men in prison.

Social Science & Medicine; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.040):

Living Well (2016)

No more silence: healing from sexual abuse.

: Living Well

No more silence: healing from sexual abuse aims to raise awareness, and offer support, encouragement and hope to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who have been sexually abused in childhood.

The video is a conversation between 11 Aboriginal men who experienced sexual abuse in childhood, and the resulting experiences and impacts on their lives.

This video was produced by Living Well, a service for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adulthood sexual assault.

Abstract adapted from Living Well

Lowitja Institute (2016)

The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016.

Retrieved 8-10 November 2016 from http://lowitjaconf2016.org.au/

Macdonald J, Scholes T, Powell K (2016)

Listening to Australian Indigenous men: stories of incarceration and hope.

Primary Health Care Research & Development; 17(6): 568-577

Malaspinas A, Westaway MC, Muller Craig, Sousa VC, Lao O, Alves I, Bergström A, Athanasiadis G, Cheng JY, Crawford JE, Heupink TH, Macholdt E, Peischl S, Rasmussen S, Schiffels S, Subramanian S, Wright JL, Albrechtsen A, Barbieri C, Dupanloup I, Eriksson A, Margaryan A, Moltke I, Pugach I, Korneliussen TS, Levkivskyi IP, Moreno-Mayar JV, Ni S, Racimo F, Sikora M, Xue Y, Aghakhanian FA, Brucato N, Brunak S, Campos PF, Clark W, Ellingvåg S, Fourmile G, Gerbault P, Injie D, Koki G, Leavesley M, Logan B, Lynch A, Matisoo-Smith EA, McAllister PJ, Mentzer AJ, Metspalu M, Migliano AB, Murgha L, Phipps ME, Pomat W, Reynolds D, Ricaut F, Siba P, Thomas MG, Wales T, Wall CM, Oppenheimer SJ, Tyler-Smith C, Durbin R, Dortch J, Manica A, Schierup MH, Foley RA, Lahr MM, Bowern C, Wall JD, Mailund T, Stoneking M, Nielsen R, Sandhu MS, Excoffier L, Lambert DM, Willerslev E (2016)

A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia.

Nature; 538(7624): 207-214

Marchetti E, Daly K (2016)

Indigenous partner violence, Indigenous sentencing courts, and pathways to desistance.

Violence Against Women; Online first(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801216662341):

McCabe MP, Mellor D, Ricciardelli LA, Mussap AJ, Hallford DJ (2016)

Ecological model of Australian Indigenous men’s health.

American Journal of Men's Health; 10(6): N63-N70

McCalman J, Smith L (2016)

Family and country: accounting for fractured connections under colonisation in Victoria, Australia.

Journal of Population Research; First online(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12546-016-9160-5):

McKercher C, Jose MD, Grace B, Clayton PA, Walter M (2016)

Gender differences in the dialysis treatment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12621):

McRae-Williams E (2016)

Pathways of learning for employment within a correctional centre: the remote Aboriginal experience.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Mitra-Kahn T, Newbigin C, Hardefeldt S (2016)

Invisible women, invisible violence: understanding and improving data on the experiences of domestic and family violence and sexual assault for diverse groups of women: State of knowledge paper.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Munro-Harrison E, Trounson J, Ironfield N (2016)

A culturally safe education engagement model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in prison.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 40(Jan/Dec 2016): 34-35

On ML, Ayre J, Webster K, Moon L (2016)

Examination of the health outcomes of intimate partner violence against women: state of knowledge paper.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Owen C (2016)

Every mother's son is guilty: policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882-1905.

Perth: UWA Publishing

Parnell D, Hylton K (2016)

The community network: an Aboriginal community football club bringing people together. Who or what is making the assists to score social goals?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 22(2): 69-70

Paul C, Bonevski B, Twyman L, D'Este C, Siahpush M, Guillaumier A, Bryant J, Fradgley E, Palazzi K (2016)

The 'price signal' for health care is loud and clear: a cross-sectional study of self-reported access to health care by disadvantaged Australians.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(2): 132-137

Rogerson B, Jacups SP, Caltabiano N (2016)

Cannabis use, dependence and withdrawal in Indigenous male inmates.

Journal of Substance Use; 21(1): 65-71

Royal Commission into Family Violence (2016)

Royal Commission into Family Violence summary and recommendations.

Melbourne: Royal Commission into Family Violence

Russell CG, Taki S, Laws R, Azadi L, Campbell KJ, Elliott R, Lynch J, Ball K, Taylor R, Denney-Wilson E (2016)

Effects of parent and child behaviours on overweight and obesity in infants and young children from disadvantaged backgrounds: systematic review with narrative synthesis.

BMC Public Health; 16: 151

Retrieved 13 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-2801-y

Sahle BW, Owen AJ, Mutowo MP, Krum H, Reid CR (2016)

Prevalence of heart failure in Australia: a systematic review.

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders; 16: 32

Retrieved 6 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-016-0208-4

Schierhout G, Guy R, Donovan B, Kaldor J (2016)

Evidence review for NSW Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Strategy.

Sydney: Sax Institute

Senior K, Chenhall R (2016)

'As long as he's coming home to me': vulnerability, jealousy and violence in young people's relationships in remote, rural and regional Australia.

Health Sociology Review; 26(2): 204-218

Shlonsky A, Parolini A, Tan WW, Ma J, Mildon R, Albers B, Burton J, Sydenham E, Smith F, Norton T, Tinkler M (2016)

The Family Matters report: measuring trends to turn the tide on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety and removal.

Canberra: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)

Stathopoulos M, Jenkinson R (2016)

Establishing the connection: interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: final report.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Stathopoulos M, Jenkinson R (2016)

Establishing the connection: interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: key findings and future directions.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Stevens JA, Dixon J, Binns A, Morgan B, Richardson J, Egger G (2016)

Shared medical appointments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.

Australian Family Physician; 45(6): 425-429

Su JY, Belton S, Ryder N (2016)

Why are men less tested for sexually transmitted infections in remote Australian Indigenous communities? A mixed-methods study.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2016.1175028):

Tang D, Anderson D, Francis RW, Syn G, Jamieson SE, Lassmann T, Blackwell JM (2016)

Reference genotype and exome data from an Australian Aboriginal population for health-based research.

Scientific Data; 3: 160023

Retrieved 12 April 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.23

Ten to men Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (2016)

Ten to men: Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health.

Melbourne: Ten to men, Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

Trevena J, Poynton S (2016)

Does a prison sentence affect future domestic violence reoffending?.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Wand H, Ward J, Bryant J, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Pitts M, Kaldor JM (2016)

Individual and population level impacts of illicit drug use, sexual risk behaviours on sexually transmitted infections among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results from the GOANNA survey.

BMC Public Health; 16: 600

Retrieved 19 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3195-6

Western Australian Regional Services Reform Unit (2016)

Resilient Families, Strong Communities: a roadmap for regional and remote Aboriginal communities.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Regional Services Reform Unit

This report sets out the Western Australia (WA) Government's plan for long-term reform in regional and remote Aboriginal communities, and its priority actions for the next two years. The report is intended to be used by the WA Government, in consultation with other agencies, communities and industry, to bring about improvements to the standard of living for Aboriginal people, initially in the regional and remote communities of the Pilbara and Kimberley.

The report focuses on the three main areas of improving living conditions, supporting families, and providing more opportunities. Ten priority actions are given for the first two year stage of the reform process.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2015

Adams M, Gleeson K, Supramaniam R, Earnshaw T (2015)

Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in prostate cancer health care programs.

Sydney: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

The aim of this report is to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health experts to discuss current health issues and raise awareness about prostate cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.

The report describes the known prostate cancer statistics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the context of those for the general population, and the evidence on factors influencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes. The report then examines the barriers to improving awareness of prostate cancer as a health issue amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and their communities, and presents culturally appropriate strategies for overcoming them.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Adams M (2015)

Utilising appropriate methodology and social work practices: consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.

In: Fejo-King C, Poona J, eds. Emerging from the margins: First Australians’ perspectives of social work. Canberra: Magpie Goose: 87-116

Social work theories and practices are based on the principles of Western non-Indigenous theories and ideas. The Australian Association of Social Workers' recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Indigenous people of Australia. They acknowledge the historical disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the implications of this for social work practice.

To understand the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males one has to accept and understand that the historical, cultural, physiological, psychosocial, economic, environmental and political context faced by males. The methodology needs to incorporate the specific cultural understandings and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males. In-depth consultation and negotiation with the target communities ensured that their needs are understood.

Abstract adapted from author

Canuto K, Harfield S, Brown A, Wittert G (2015)

Strategies that target the utilization of primary health care services by Indigenous men in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America: a comprehensive systematic review protocol.

JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports; 13(9): 95-111

Cripps K, Webster K (2015)

2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS): Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' attitudes towards violence against women.

Melbourne: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Department of Social Services (2015)

Reducing violence against women and their children.

Canberra: Australian Government

Judd B, Butcher T (2015)

Aboriginal football and the Australian game.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; (2): 58-64

Northern Territory Council of Social Service (2015)

Vision for a coordinated service system to promote child and family wellbeing.

Darwin: Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Northern Territory PHN (2015)

Northern Territory Aboriginal Health key performance indicator report for period July 01 2014 To June 30 2015.

Darwin: Northern Territory PHN

Diagnosis, treatment options and challenges - prostate cancer (2015)

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

This resource aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men with an overview of prostate specific issues in a culturally safe way. The resource is part of a series of flip charts that aim to improve prostate cancer information and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It was developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and consultants for cultural appropriateness.

Note: This presentation contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men's/male business 

Abstract adapted from Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Gascoyne edition.

6th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the sixth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). The stories in this edition are from the Gascoyne region of WA, including Carnarvon and the Shark Bay area. This edition features stories about a men's group, youth services, an environmental health clean-up, dance and jewellery-making workshops, an eco-tourism initiative and a community group. It also includes memoirs from two local Elders about growing up in the area.

The purpose of the six storybooks in the series is to showcase community-based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective. The storybooks share both the successes and failures of the programs and embrace a holistic view of health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (2015)

Not now, not ever: putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Walker N, Stoneham M, Sullivan D, Davison E, Milner R (2015)

Injury prevention in Western Australia: a review of statewide activity for selected injury areas.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Williams J (2015)

Never good news.

Melbourne: Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre

2014

Australian Department of Health (2014)

Fourth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood-Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2014-2017.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Australian Department of Health (2014)

Fourth National Hepatitis C Strategy 2014-2017.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

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

Conroy E, Bower M, Flatau P, Zaretzky K, Eardley T, Burns L (2014)

From homelessness to sustained housing 2010-2013.

Sydney: Mission Australia

Giallo R, D'Esposito F, Cooklin A, Christensen D, Nicholson JM (2014)

Factors associated with trajectories of psychological distress for Australian fathers across the early parenting period.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 49(12): 1961-1971

Libesman T (2014)

Decolonising Indigenous child welfare: comparative perspectives.

Abingdon, UK: Routledge

Sullivan CT, Gray MA, Williams GP, Green DJ, Hession CA (2014)

The use of real life activities in rehabilitation: the experience of young men with traumatic brain injuries from regional, rural and remote areas in Australia.

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine; 46(5): 424-429

Tsey K, Chigeza P, Holden CA, Bulman J, Gruis H, Wenitong M (2014)

Evaluation of the pilot phase of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Module.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(1): 56-61

2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This summary of the first findings from the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey provides information on long-term health conditions, health risk factors, selected social and emotional wellbeing indicators, health measurements, and health related actions for Indigenous Australian peoples. Information is included on Indigenous peoples living in remote and non-remote areas.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Berry SL (2013)

Culture in treatment for Aboriginal Australian men in New South Wales residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) thesis, University of Wollongong: Wollongong

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

Wallner F (2013)

Men's health roundup in the NT.

The Chronicle; 25(1): 9-11

2012

Armstrong E, Hersh D, Hayward C, Fraser J, Brown M (2012)

Living with aphasia: three Indigenous Australian stories.

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; 14(3): 271-280

Australian Government (2012)

Australian Government response to the report of the Senate Select committee on men's health.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Specialist Homelessness Services Collection: December quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

The health of Australia's males: a focus on five population groups.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report examines the health of Australian males, in particular five population groups including men of different characteristics relating to: Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage, region of birth, and age.

Detailed information is provided on the five population groups including:

  • demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
  • lifestyle factors
  • health status
  • health service use.

Some of the key findings in relation to Indigenous males were:

  • poorer health than overall population
  • lower life expectancy
  • higher rates of alcohol and other drug use
  • higher rates of chronic disease including diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of cancer
  • higher rates of other health conditions uncommon in the general population including acute rheumatic fever, scabies and trachoma
  • higher rates of hospitalisation.

This report is the second in a series about male health in Australia, the report was the first to be funded under the National male health policy launched in 2010. It recognises the distinct health needs of males and the concerns related to their biology and roles in society. These needs being illustrated by the different rates of injury, illness and mortality, attitudes towards health and risks, and the way each group uses health services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Chick M (2012)

Men's health: slow down - assess the risks.

The Chronicle; 24(2): 9-10

Gale F, Bolzan N (2012)

Social resilience: challenging neo-colonial thinking and practices around ‘risk'.

Journal of Youth Studies; iFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2012.704985)

Retrieved 24 July 2012 from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13676261.2012.704985

Hallinan C, Judd B (2012)

Indigenous studies and race relations in Australian sports.

Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics; iFirst(Doi: 10.1080/17430437.2012.723350)

Retrieved 19 September 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2012.723350

McCoy BF (2012)

Bridging the Indigenous health divide: football and men engaging.

Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics; iFirst(Doi:10.1080/17430437.2012.723356)

Retrieved 19 September 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2012.723356

Mission Australia (2012)

How homeless men are faring: baseline report from Michael’s Intensive Supported Housing Accord (MISHA).

Sydney: Mission Australia

Ricciardelli LA, Mellor D, McCabe MP, Mussap AJ, Hallford DJ, Tyler M (2012)

Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating and physical activity among Indigenous Australian men: a study protocol.

BMC Public Health; 12: 28

Retrieved 11 January 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-28.pdf

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

Sullivan KM (2012)

Motivating and maintaining desistance from crime: male Aboriginal serial offenders' experience of 'going good'.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Taylor D, Nagle N, Ballantyne KN, van Oorschot RAH, Wilcox S, Henry J, Turakulov R, Mitchell RJ (2012)

An investigation of admixture in an Australian Aboriginal Y-chromosome STR database.

Forensic Science International: Genetics; 6(5): 532-538

Tighe J (2012)

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

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

2011

Adams M, McCoy B (2011)

Lives of Indigenous Australian men.

In: Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. Indigenous Australian health and cultures: an introduction for health professionals. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia: 127-151

Adams M (2011)

The process of promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health.

Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 10-13 April 2011, Cairns

Arabena K (2011)

Acceptable loss: words that come with a health warning.

RACP News; 31(3): 1-2

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

The health of Australia's males.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Blanch FR (2011)

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

Discourse; 32(1): 99-112

Bulman J, Hayes R (2011)

Mibbinbah and spirit healing: fostering safe, friendly spaces for Indigenous males in Australia.

International Journal of Men's Health; 10(1): 6-25

Collins VR, McLachlan RI, Holden CA (2011)

Tackling inequities in men's health: a reflective lens on the National Male Health Policy: conference report.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(2): 62-64

Goolmeer T, Johnson C (2011)

A Possum Skin Cloak by the Lake: an Aboriginal cultural revival project.

Lake Macquarie, NSW: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Wombidgee (2011)

Inceptions Strategies

This comic aims to reduce alcohol use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men living in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

The Department of Health and Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation engaged Inception Strategies to develop this comic book.

Abstract adapted from Inception Strategies

Isaacs AN, Pepper H, Pyett P, Gruis H, Waples-Crowe P, Oakley-Browne M (2011)

'What you do is important but how you do it is more important': engaging Indigenous men in rural mental health services research.

Qualitative Research Journal; 11(1): 51-61

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2011)

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

Frenchs Forest, NSW: 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

Visual Obsession (2011)

The young man and the ghost net.

: Visual Obsession

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

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

 
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