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This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.
The aim of the review was to examine the existing literature, training and resources on Australian Aboriginal grief and loss, identifying areas for further research, and to confirm the need for the project. Other Indigenous literature on grief and loss was not reviewed, due to...
This audit presents evidence of high rates of suicide and self-harm in Indigenous people of the Kimberley region, and highlights the need for multidisciplinary, culturally appropriate, innovative and youth-focused approaches to suicide prevention activities.
Brendan Ferguson explores the Martu people’s deep connection to country through a Social Return on Investment analysis.
Eleven people were crammed into the living room of a house in Parnngurr, Western Australia – a Martu community on the edge of Karlamilyi National Park, 370...
This report argues that the Commonwealth has failed to work with the Northern Territory to provide accommodation and other support services, other than accommodation in a maximum security prison, for people with intellectual disabilities who are unfit to plead to criminal charges.
Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to draw on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) perspectives, theoretical understandings, and available evidence to answer questions about what is required to effectively address Indigenous people’s mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
Summary : This fifth national report provides an overview of 260 Australian Government-funded organisations that aim to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents findings from the 2012-13 data collection on health services and activities provided, clients seen, staffing...
The book is intended for staff and students and all health practitioners working in areas that support Indigenous mental health and wellbeing. Working Together offers a high quality, comprehensive examination of issues and strategies influencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and...
This study aimed to develop a culturally acceptable and valid scale to assess depressive symptoms in older Indigenous Australians, to determine the prevalence of depressive disorders in the older Kimberley community, and to investigate the sociodemographic, lifestyle and clinical factors associated with depression in this...
This research summary highlights the key findings of the Aboriginal Experiences of Racism survey undertaken in 2010-2011.
A total of 755 Aboriginal Victorians were surveyed in two rural and two metropolitan areas of Victoria. The research was conducted as part of the Localities Embracing...