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

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Date Commenced:
07/2016
Expected Date of Completion:
06/2018
Project Supporters:

Australian Government Department of Health

Drug Type:
Project Members: 
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Dr Lexine Stapinski
Senior Lecturer
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Dr Mieke Snijder
Post-Doc Res Fellow (UNSW)
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Associate Professor Nicola Newton
Associate Professor
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Dr Cath Chapman
Senior Research Fellow
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Dr Katrina Champion
NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow
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Conjoint Associate Professor
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Ms Briana Lees
Research Assistant
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Professor Maree Teesson
Professor
Project Main Description: 

In partnership with Gilimbaa, an Indigenous Creative Agency, this project involves development of culturally appropriate school-based resources to prevent drug-related harms among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Project Collaborators: External: 

A/Prof James Ward
South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

 

Gilimbaa
Indigenous Creative Agency

Aims: 

The aims of the project, which will be conducted in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners and stakeholders, are:

  • To develop a culturally appropriate alcohol and drug information and prevention portal. This portal will provide a central access point for school-based resources to prevent drug-related harms among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  •  To develop a culturally appropriate school-based drug prevention program.
Design and Method: 

Development will be in consultation and collaboration with key community stakeholders, including schools, teachers and young Indigenous Australians. An Expert Advisory Group has been established to guide the project. Scoping of existing resources and research literature will inform development of a central access portal, and a culturally-appropriate curriculum program based on the effective Climate Schools storyboard format.

Progress/Update: 

Commenced

Benefits: 

The online portal will facilitate dissemination of information and evidence-based approaches to prevent drug-related harms among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Project Status: 
Current