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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 adolescents' health. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2017

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

Bourke J, Nembhard WN, Wong K, Leonard H (2017)

Twenty-five year survival of children with intellectual disability in Western Australia.

The Journal of Pediatrics; Article in Press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.06.008): 1-10

Daniels S, Robson D, Flatley C, Kumar S (2017)

Demographic characteristics and pregnancy outcomes in adolescents - experience from an Australian perinatal centre.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Early view(https://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12651):

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

Gould GS, Skeel M, Gruppetta M (2017)

Exploring anti-tobacco messages from an experiential arts activity with Aboriginal youth in an Australian high-school setting.

Journal of Applied Arts & Health; 8(1): 25-

Haysom L, Lawrence D, Mellish D, Burns P, Khale P, Arulampalam A, Stapylton C (2017)

Use of nicotine replacement therapy in young people entering custody in New South Wales, Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 53(7): 675-679

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):

Jervis-Bardy J, Carney AS, Duguid R, Leach AJ (2017)

Microbiology of otitis media in Indigenous Australian children: review.

Journal of Laryngology and Otology; 131(S2): S2-S11

Justo ER, Reeves BM, Ware RS, Johnson JC, Karl TR, Alphonso ND, Justo RN (2017)

Comparison of outcomes in Australian indigenous and non-indigenous children and adolescents undergoing cardiac surgery.

Cardiology in the Young; First View(https://doi.org/10.1017/S1047951117000993): 1-7

Knight A, Havard A, Shakeshaft A, Maple M, Snijder M, Shakeshaft B (2017)

The feasibility of embedding data collection into the routine service delivery of a multi-component program for high-risk young people.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(2): 208

Retrieved 26 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020208

Möller H, Falster K, Ivers R, Clapham K, Harvey L, Jorm L (2017)

High rates of hospitalised burn injury in Indigenous children living in remote areas: a population data linkage study [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12729): 1-2

Möller H, Harvey L, Falster K, Ivers R, Clapham KF, Jorm L (2017)

Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children hospitalised for burn injuries: a population data linkage study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 206(9): 392-397

Mitchell AG, Belton S, Johnston V, Read C, Scrine C, Ralph AP (2017)

Aboriginal children and penicillin injections for rheumatic fever: how much of a problem is injection pain?.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12737): 1-6

Reid N, Dawe S, Harnett P, Shelton D, Hutton L, O’Callaghan F (2017)

Feasibility study of a family-focused intervention to improve outcomes for children with FASD.

Research in Developmental Disabilities; 67(August 2017): 34-46

Steenkamp M, Boyle J, Kildea S, Moore V, Davies M, Rumbold A (2017)

Perinatal outcomes among young Indigenous Australian mothers: a cross-sectional study and comparison with adult Indigenous mothers.

Birth; 44(3): 262-271

Tong B, Pan R, Kok B, Penm R, Watson J (2017)

Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment: Ear and Hearing Health Program - July 2012 to June 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory (NT) from July 2012 to June 2016. It is an update of Hearing health outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory 2012-13 to 2014-15. It also includes some analyses over a longer period (August 2007 to June 2016) for children and young people who have received multiple audiology or ENT services. This allows for an examination of the effects that ear and hearing health services and associated programs delivered in the NT had on children and young people's health over the life course of the programs.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

2016

Boulton J, ed. (2016)

Aboriginal children, history and health: beyond social determinants.

London, UK: Routledge

This book investigates the complex reasons for the discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and children in remote Indigenous communities. The high rate and causes of ill-health among Aboriginal children are explored through a unique blend of historical, anthropological, biological and medical analyses. Aboriginal children, history and health also includes the insights of specialists from a range of disciplines to provide an innovative framework for considering Indigenous health.

Abstract adapted from editor

Allen MS, Vella SA (2016)

Personality and body-mass-index in school-age children: an exploration of mediating and moderating variables.

PLOS ONE; 11(8): e0158353

Retrieved 3 August 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158353

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (2016)

National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy: achievement in reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy: national report for 2016.

Sydney: Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australia's health 2016.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Banda C (2016)

Obstructive sleep apnoea in obese Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children [letter].

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 52(7): 785-786

Caffery L, Bradford N, Meurer M, Smith A (2016)

Association between patient age, geographical location, Indigenous status and hospitalisation for oral and dental conditions in Queensland, Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online Early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY15105): 1-7

Child and Youth Health Network (2016)

Evaluation of the paediatric chronic conditions transition framework: report from 2015 survey and focus groups.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2016)

Speaking out about raising concerns in care: the views of Western Australian children and young people with experience of out-of-home care.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report showcases the views of Western Australian children and young people (including Aboriginal youth) with experience of out-of-home-care about raising concerns and making complaints. It highlights both the factors that support children and young people in care to speak up about their concerns, and the barriers they experience in accessing help or being heard. It is an important report for organisations and individuals who have a role in supporting children and young people in care, to draw attention to what can be done better and what should change.

Abstract adapted from Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Crinall B, Boyle J, Gibson-Helm M, Esler D, Larkins S, Bailie R (2016)

Cardiovascular disease risk in young Indigenous Australians: a snapshot of current preventive health care.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12547):

Esler D, Raulli A, Pratt R, Fagan P (2016)

Hypertension: high prevalence and a positive association with obesity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in far north Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S65–S69

Fischer K (2016)

High school outreach in remote northwest Queensland.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

This report was produced as part of the Science and Youth Minds: Youth Engagement in Skin Health project, which aimed to inspire young aspiring scientists and medical professionals by promoting the importance of medical research and health-related professions in an integrated school education and capacity building program.

Focusing on skin health, the project included the development and delivery of science workshops to senior high school students in remote areas of Queensland (Qld) during 2014 and 2015.

The report provides information about the project, and highlights:

  • remote engagement
  • health science workshops at remote schools
  • QIMR Berghofer laboratory work experience
  • benefits and outcomes
  • conclusions and recommendations.

The project was a collaboration between the Lowitja Institute and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Flouris A, Crane P, Lindeman MA (2016)

Youth programmes in remote Indigenous communities: context matters.

Rural Society; 25(1): 37-54

He VY, Condon JR, Ralph AP, Zhao Y, Roberts K, de Dassel JL, Currie BJ, Fittock M, Edwards KN, Carapetis JR (2016)

Long term outcomes from acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: a data-linkage and survival analysis approach.

Circulation; Published ahead of print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.020966):

Kassim R, Harris M-A, Leong GM, Heussler H (2016)

Reply to obstructive sleep apnoea in obese aboriginal and torres strait islander children [letter].

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 52(7): 786

Macniven R, Hearn S, Grunseit A, Richards J, Nutbeam D, Bauman A (2016)

Correlates of physical activity among Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12609):

Marino JL, Lewis LN, Bateson D, Hickey M, Skinner SR (2016)

Teenage mothers.

Australian Family Physician; 45(10): 712-717

O'Leary J (2016)

Protecting children from harm in juvenile detention.

Alternative Law Journal; 41(4): 239-243

Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory (2016)

Annual report 2015-2016, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory

Pointer S (2016)

Hospitalised injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people 2011-13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides information about injuries that resulted in hospitalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people (0 to 24 years) during the period 2011-2013. The report provides details of incidence by age, sex, remoteness of usual resident, and cause of injury.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Priest N, Thompson L, Mackean T, Baker A, Waters E (2016)

'Yarning up with Koori kids' - hearing the voices of Australian urban Indigenous children about their health and well-being.

Ethnicity & Health; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2016.1246418):

Tolhurst P, Lindberg R, Calder R, Dunbar J, de Courten M (2016)

Australia's health tracker.

Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration

Tolhurst P, Lindberg R, Calder R, Dunbar J, de Courten M (2016)

Australia's health tracker: technical appendix.

Melbourne: Australian Health Policy Collaboration

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

2015

Alexiou H (2015)

Engaging 'disengaged' Aboriginal youth: policy, practice and success in youth development programs.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This is the fifth 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 includes 68 key measures under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including environmental factors, socioeconomic factors, community capacity, health behaviours and person-related behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency, 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.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015

This is the second annual performance report for the National partnership agreement on Indigenous early childhood development. It provides the latest available information, as well as trends on the six health-related indicators in the partnership agreement:

  • antenatal care
  • teenager rates of sexually transmissible and bloodborne virus infections
  • low birthweight
  • infant mortality
  • substance use during pregnancy
  • hospitalisation for children under five.

Key findings include:

  • the gap in low birthweight rates between babies of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers narrowed substantially between 2000 and 2010
  • Indigenous mothers were more likely than non-Indigenous mothers to have smoked during pregnancy, and accessed antenatal care less often
  • the infant mortality rate for Indigenous infants between 2001 and 2011 declined by 55%, but remained almost twice as high as for non-Indigenous infants.

Abstracted adapted from Australian Institute Health and Welfare

Blagg H, Tulich T, Bush Z (2015)

Diversionary pathways for Indigenous youth with FASD in Western Australia: decolonising alternatives.

Alternative Law Journal; 40(4): 257-260

Cave L, Fildes J, Luckett G, Wearring A (2015)

Mission Australia youth survey report 2015.

Sydney: Mission Australia

Commission for Children and Young People (2015)

'...as a good parent would...' Inquiry into the adequacy of the provision of residential care services to Victorian children and young people who have been subject to sexual abuse or sexual exploitation whilst residing in residential care: final report.

Melbourne: Commission for Children and Young People

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2015)

'Listen to us': using the views of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to improve policy and service delivery.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report presents the outcomes of a major consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) children and young people across Western Australia (WA) conducted by the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA.

In 2014, the Commissioner consulted with 1,271 Aboriginal children and young people from all major regions of WA about the most important issues in their lives.

The consultations highlighted many positive features of Aboriginal children and young people's lives that safeguard their wellbeing, but also that some are vulnerable and experiencing challenges that require greater attention.

Key themes to emerge from the consultations included:

  • family and community
  • culture
  • education and aspirations for the future
  • recreational activities
  • racism and reconciliation.

The purpose of this report is to add to this body of evidence by emphasising what Aboriginal children and young people see as important and using their views to increase the effectiveness of programs and services that support their wellbeing.

Abstract adapted Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Dyer SM, Gomersall JS, Smithers LG, Davy C, Coleman DT, Street JM (2015)

Prevalence and characteristics of overweight and obesity in Indigenous Australian children: a systematic review.

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2014.991816):

Haysom L, Indig D, Byun R, Moore E, van den Dolder P (2015)

Oral health and risk factors for dental disease of Australian young people in custody.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 51(5): 545–551

Kinchin I, Jacups S, Tsey K, Lines K (2015)

An empowerment intervention for Indigenous communities: an outcome assessment.

BMC Psychology; 3: 29

Retrieved 21 August 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40359-015-0086-z

Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory (2015)

Annual report 2014-2015, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory

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

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015, volume F: Community services.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Wallis BA, Watt K, Franklin RC, Kimble RM (2015)

Drowning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents in Queensland (Australia).

BMC Public Health; 15: 795

Retrieved 19 August 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2137-z

Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet (2015)

Aboriginal youth services investment reforms.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Indigenous child safety.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This paper is the second on the topic of child safety in the Indigenous observatory series of papers. It updates information presented in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety 2011.

The paper presents key measures that were adapted from the national indicator framework to provide an overview of the safety and security of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Data are presented on the following topics:

  • children who were hospitalised for injuries and who died from injuries
  • children who were the subject of substantiated abuse or neglect
  • children who were victims of sexual assault
  • children who were homeless
  • children who were under youth justice supervision.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Mapping of children and youth indicator reporting frameworks.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence (2014)

The health of children and young people in NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2014.

North Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health

Dalton B, Wilson R, Evans J, Cochrane S (2014)

Australian Indigenous youth's participation in sport and associated health outcomes: empirical analysis and implications.

Sport Management Review; In press(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1441352314000333#):

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

Inhalant use: a guide for parents and families (2014)

Drug and Alcohol Office Western Australia

This booklet on inhalant use was developed by the Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drugs Program and Workforce Development Branch of the Drug and Alcohol Office, now known as the Mental Health Commission.

The booklet is suitable for parents, family members and other carers of Indigenous and non-Indigenous urban-based young people who are concerned that the young person under their care could be using inhalants.

Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Office of WA

Dudgeon P, Wright M, Paradies Y, Garvey D, Walker I (2014)

Aboriginal social, cultural and historical contexts.

In: Dudgeon P, Milroy H, Walker R, eds. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. 2nd ed. Canberra: Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet: 3-24

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

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Edwards B (2014)

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: entering adolescence and becoming a young adult.

Family Matters; 95(2014): 5-14

Hoare E, Millar L, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Skouteris H, Nichols M, Jacka F, Swinburn B, Chikwendu C, Allender S (2014)

Associations between obesogenic risk and depressive symptomatology in Australian adolescents: a cross-sectional study.

Journal Epidemiology Community Health; 68(8): 767-772

Lewis LN, Skinner SR (2014)

Adolescent pregnancy in Australia.

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

This chapter from the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy provides information on adolescent pregnancy specific to Australia, including data for Indigenous young women. It considers the health, social and economic impact of adolescent pregnancy. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • characteristics of Australian adolescents who give birth
  • disadvantage as a result of low socioeconomic status
  • family characteristics
  • contraception
  • birth outcomes for adolescent women and their infants
  • recommendations for further research.

The authors acknowledge the importance of providing Indigenous young women with culturally appropriate and accessible contraceptive services to reduce the impact of the social inequities faced as a result of adolescent pregnancies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ng C (2014)

Invisible female indigenous offenders in the youth justice system: what's the problem? An illustration from the northern territory perspective.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 18(2): 19-28

Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory (2014)

Annual report 2013-2014, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

People Culture Environment (2014)

The Elders' report into preventing Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Melbourne: People Culture Environment

This report considers suicide prevention among young Indigenous Australian populations from the perspective of Elders and community leaders in affected communities.

The report includes interviews with 31 Elders and community leaders living in 17 communities in northern Australia and addresses two primary questions:

  • why is self-harm and suicide happening?
  • what is the solution?

This report was produced as a part of the Culture is life campaign which is led by Indigenous Elders and promotes community driven solutions to end Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Abstract adapted from Culture is life

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2014)

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission National Children’s Commissioner’s examination of intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Skelton F, Barnes S, Kikkawa D, Walter M (2014)

Footprints in time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: up and running.

Family Matters; 95: 30-40

2013

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

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

Medical Research Methodology; 13: 138

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Adoptions Australia 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Medical Association (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

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

Snapshot 2013: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Davidson B, Hill AE, Nelson A (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

Melbourne: Victorian Council of Social Service

Ha DH, Amarasena N, Crocombe L (2013)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lindeman M, Flouris A, Lopes J (2013)

Youth programs in remote central Australian Aboriginal communities 2013.

Darwin: Centre for Remote Health

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

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

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

McNamara PM (2013)

Adolescent suicide in Australia: rates, risk and resilience.

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

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2013)

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

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Paxman M, Tully L, Burke S, Watson J (2013)

Pathways of care: longitudinal study on children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales.

Family Matters; (94): 15-28

Rigg A, Haswell MR (2013)

Case study of the Indigenous-adapted Resourceful Adolescents Program [RAP-A]: strengths, challenges and implications for policy and practice.

Sydney: Muru Marri, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW

Saunders V, McArthur M (2013)

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

Sydney: Shine for Kids

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

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

Melbourne: Foundation for Young Australians

Tomyn AJ, Norrish JM, Cummins RA (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adolescent school-based vaccination in Australia.

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

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

A history of adolescent school-based vaccination in Australia.

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

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (2013)

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

Yuendumu, NT: Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation

Wilson M (2013)

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

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

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

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

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

Abstract adapted from National Drug Research Institute

2012

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

A picture of Australia's children 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Diabetes among young Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Interventions for tobacco use prevention in Indigenous youth.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; (8): CD009325

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

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

Snapshot 2012: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2012)

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

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doyle L, Hill R (2012)

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

Melbourne: Effective Philanthropy

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

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

Burns; 38(1): 128-135

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

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

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 279

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

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

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

Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

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

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

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hoy WE (2012)

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

The Lancet; 379(9821): 1101-1102

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

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

Injury; 43(11): 1873–1880

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

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

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

Nelson A (2012)

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

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

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2012)

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

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2012)

Report on child and youth suicide in the NT.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc (2012)

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc: annual report 2011/2012.

Perh: Nyoongar Patrol System Inc

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

O'Loughlin I, Parenting WA

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

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

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

Abstract adapted from the Department for Communities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pointer S, Helps Y (2012)

Trends in hospitalised childhood injury in Australia 1999–07.

Canberrra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

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

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

Priest N, Baxter J, Hayes L (2012)

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

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

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

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

BMC Public Health; 12: 756

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

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

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Taylor J (2012)

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

International Journal of Educational Research; 54: 31–40

Teesson M, Newton NC, Barrett EL (2012)

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

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

Tighe J (2012)

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

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

Western Australian Department of Corrective Services (2012)

Monthly graphical report - May 2012.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Corrective Services

Western Australian Department of Corrective Services (2012)

Western Australian Department of Corrective Services weekly offender statistics 2012.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Corrective Services

 
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