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.
A/Prof James Ward
South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Indigenous Creative Agency
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.
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.
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.