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Perspectives on childhood resilience among the Aboriginal community: an interview study

Young, C; Tong, A; Nixon, J; Fernando, P; Kalucy, D; Sherriff, S; Clapham, K; Craig, J. C; Williamson, A; Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Urban Aboriginal Child Health; SEARCH Study (Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health)


Australian Aboriginal children are exposed to a number of adversities that have been attributed to the downstream effects of European colonisation. Childhood adversities increase the risk of negative health and social outcomes that can contribute to longstanding mental and physical health 'gaps' between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and the high rates of youth suicide observed. Despite these challenges, most Aboriginal children are resilient and show remarkable adaption during difficult...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) (2003-2015)
Date published: 2016
Type: Report (Research)
Access Rights: Open Access


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