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Fighting, Alcohol and Offending: Interventions Targeting Aboriginal Girls



This study focuses on the experiences of Aboriginal girls in the Perth metropolitan area around fighting, drinking and offending behaviours.

The project concept arose out of the findings from a Healthway-funded project, Drinking in the Suburbs: the Experiences of Aboriginal Young People, which revealed an alarming rate of harms experienced by participants; harms bought about by fighting, drinking and offending.

Objectives of this project include to:

Findings will inform the development of a training package to improve service provider and community knowledge about issues facing the girls, and provide a framework to guide future health promotion initiatives targeting this group; the package will potentially be transferrable to other settings. It is intended that use of the training package will endure after the life of the project and result in continual improvements in the health status of Aboriginal girls.

Abstract adapted from the National Drug Research Institute


National Drug Research Institute
Curtin University
Health Research Campus
Level 2, 10 Selby Street
Shenton Park WA 6008
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
Ph: (08) 9266 1600
Fax: (08) 9266 1611


Last updated: 2 November 2016
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