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Footprints in time - the longitudinal study of Indigenous children (LSIC)

18 Sep 2012
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The study aims to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities. Footprints in Time is conducted by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) under the guidance of the Footprints in Time Steering Committee, chaired by Professor Mick Dodson AM. The study aims 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 study was broken up into three waves: Wave 1: topics include family life, growing up strong, learning and doing, and strong souls and safe communities. Wave 2: Changes in family life structure and new topics such as child support, stolen generations and pre-school. Wave 3: This report uses a measure called the Level of Relative Isolation (LORI) to describe the geographical characteristics of families in the study

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