body bg

Inform-Banner

Youth development programs in central Australian aboriginal communities: A review of the literature

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Jess Lopes, Anna Flouris, Melissa A Lindeman
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 32 No. 1
  • Publisher: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
  • Published Location: Hobart, Tas.
  • ISBN: 1038-2569
  • Country: Australia

In Central Australia, youth programs have addressed volatile substance misuse and, more recently, issues associated with crime rates, health and emotional wellbeing, cultural renewal, educational outcomes and 'socialising'. This paper outlines the current context of Aboriginal youth development programs in the Central Australian region and reviews the relevant local and national literature to identify the key elements of successful youth programs. The authors suggest there is a paucity of research that explores the effectiveness of youth development programs for Aboriginal peoples in Central Australia, especially in remote contexts. Much of the knowledge from successful work is dispersed and often unpublished.

Related Items

Fly-in/Fly-out: Implications for Community Sustainability

“Fly-in/fly-out” is a form of work organization that has become the standard model for new mining,...

Diversity and change in Australian families: Statistical profiles

The book provides snapshot and trend information on families over the last 30 or so years. It has...

Rural Communities and Disaster Recovery

This paper examines the issues involved with enabling people living in rural and remote Australia...

Share this with your friends

Footer Logo

Contact Us

Level 2, 53 Blackall Street
Barton ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: 02 6260 3733
or email us