WAACHS Volume 2

VOLUME 2: The social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people

Content of Volume 2

This volume reports on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people, particularly protective and risk factors that shape the development of both their physical and mental health.

Area classifications

To better describe the geographic diversity of Western Australia and the marked differences in access to basic services, cultures and health outcomes experienced by Aboriginal people living in remote areas of the state, two geographic classifications are used:

Level of Relative Isolation (LORI). LORI was developed specifically to describe WAACHS data. The classification more appropriately reflects differences in culture, access to services and health outcomes for Aboriginal children, particularly those living in isolated areas. See Glossary to learn more.

ATSIC regions. Since the release of Volume 1 in 2004, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) has been replaced by the Office for Indigenous Policy Coordination. As a consequence, regions administered by ATSIC Regional Councils were replaced by Indigenous Coordination Centres (ICCs). See Glossary to learn more.

Volume 2 comprises eight chapters together with Appendices and a Glossary. PDF files are available for either the complete volume or for each component of the volume.

 

Summary Booklet

 

pdf document Complete main volume

 

Components of the main volume:

pdf document Cover

pdf document Citation, Forward, Contents, About this publication, Preface

pdf document Chapter 1: The survey - Objectives, design and process

pdf document Chapter 2: The emotional and behavioural health of Aboriginal children and young people

pdf document Chapter 3: Factors associated with the emotional and behavioural health of Aboriginal children and young people

pdf document Chapter 4: Health risk behaviours in Aboriginal young people aged 12-17 years

pdf document Chapter 5: Social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal young people aged 12-17 years

pdf document Chapter 6: Use of Mental Health Services

pdf document Chapter 7: Forced separation from natural family, forced relocation from traditional country or homeland, and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people

pdf document Chapter 8: Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people

pdf document Appendices

pdf document Glossary

 

Additional Notes

The following notes are additional to the analysis presented in Chapter 7 of the main volume. They focus on forced separation from natural family, forced relocation from traditional country or homeland, and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people, with an extended analysis of how outcomes differ by the age of the child's carers.

Chapter 7 Additional Notes