Development of culturally-appropriate resources to prevent alcohol and drug-related harms among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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In partnership with Gilimbaa, an Indigenous Creative Agency, this project involves the development of a culturally appropriate drug information and prevention portal and a curriculum-based drug prevention program to prevent drug-related harms among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. An Expert Advisory Group has been established to guide the project.

The portal and curriculum-based drug prevention program are being developed in consultation and collaboration with schools, teachers and young Indigenous Australians.

A literature review and scoping of existing resources and evidence about preventative strategies and culturally appropriate approaches have also been completed to inform the development of the resources.

On 26 September 2017 the Positive Choices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander portal launched. The new portal, integrated into the Positive Choices website, contains alcohol and other drug education and information resources developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their teachers and parents. The online portal facilitates the dissemination of information and evidence-based approaches to prevent drug-related harms among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The portal is freely accessible at https://positivechoices.org.au/indigenous/

Outputs:

Snijder, M., Stapinski, L., Lees, B., Newton, N., Champion, K., Chapman, C., Ward, J. & Teesson, M. (2018). Protocol for a systematic review of substance use prevention programs for Indigenous adolescents in the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(2): e38.

 

Project Status
Ongoing Projects
Contact
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Program Coordinator
Ph (02) 8936 1134
Funding Body
Australian Government Department of Health
Investigators
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Senior Research Fellow
Ph +612 9385 0422
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Program Coordinator
Ph (02) 8936 1134
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Director of Prevention Research
Ph +61 2 9385 0159
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Program Director
Ph +61 2 9385 0317
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ph +61 2 9385 0175
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Director of Translation
Ph +61 2 4033 5690
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Research Assistant
Ph +02 9385 0304

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