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Jess Lopes

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Youth programs in remote central Australian Aboriginal communities

Introduction: Aboriginal young people are among the most disadvantaged groups in Australia 12. In 2006, children and youth aged 0–24 years represented 57% of the total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia. The age range for Indigenous youth includes several pivotal stages of...
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Youth development programs in central Australian aboriginal communities: A review of the literature

In Central Australia, youth programs have addressed volatile substance misuse and, more recently, issues associated with crime rates, health and emotional wellbeing, cultural renewal, educational outcomes and 'socialising'. This paper outlines the current context of Aboriginal youth development programs in the Central Australian region and...