Literature, evaluations and research on Australian Indigenous young parents programs: a review

Larkins, Sarah, McGinty, Sue, Smith, Suzanne, Harrison, Ryl, and Spillman, Margaret (2009) Literature, evaluations and research on Australian Indigenous young parents programs: a review. Queensland Government, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

[Extract] Queensland Health has recognised the strategic importance of providing additional support to young Indigenous parents to optimise outcomes for them and their children. However, limited evidence is available about best practice in providing such support.

This review has two primary aims:

1. To gather evidence from the literature (both published and unpublished), from program evaluations and from primary research with service providers and young parents to identify:

• Key issues impacting on young Indigenous mothers and fathers in Queensland

• Innovation and good practice for delivering young parent programs

• The supports/resources needed by service providers/workers to ensure effective delivery of these types of programs

• Mechanisms for engaging with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are "at risk" of becoming young parents or who are pregnant or already parenting

• Barriers to effective implementation of such programs and strategies to minimize the likelihood of these barriers occurring.

2. To provide advice about how the evidence collected can best be turned into practice in government and non-government provided services.

Item ID: 18414
Item Type: Book (Non-Commercial)
ISBN: 978-1-921447-96-9
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Project ID 50238.

This document is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial 2.5 Australia licence.

Funders: Queensland Health
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 01:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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