Defining well-being for Indigenous children in care

McMahon, Anthony, Reck, Lucinda, and Walker, Malcolm (2007) Defining well-being for Indigenous children in care. Children Australia, 32 (2). pp. 15-20.

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Indicators for children in care typically describe the administrative status of children, an approach that serves administrative decision- making more than the personal well-being of foster children. At the same time, there is little research on what constitutes indicators of the personal well-being of children in care, especially Indigenous children. This paper reports research that sought to define social, cultural and spiritual well-being indicators for Indigenous children in care by seeking the opinions and knowledge of Indigenous child protection workers and foster carers. The study examines a series of strategic change indicators that address Indigenous concerns about the social, cultural and spiritual development of Indigenous children in care.

Item ID: 2713
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1035-0772
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009 04:12
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 100%
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