Indigenous Parenting and Family Research

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are among the most disadvantaged in Australian society, with Indigenous children significantly more vulnerable to a range of adverse life outcomes stemming from this disadvantage.  Parenting skills and a variety of family risk factors are influenced by the effects of disadvantage, meaning that Indigenous children are more likely to miss out on the crucial early childhood development opportunities that are required for positive social, educational, health and employment outcomes later in life. The Indigenous Parenting and Family research team works to discover the most effective ways to help Indigenous parents, children and families get the best start in the early years, promoting positive developmental health outcomes.

Team Leader: Professor Gary Robinson
Project Manager Yomei Jones
Tiwi Islands Co-ordinator Carolin Stock
Maningrida Co-ordinator Olga Scholes
Victoria-Daly Co-ordinator Andy Ewers
For more information, please contact:         

letsstart@menzies.edu.au

 SEE A LIST OF PUBLICATIONS ON INDIGENOUS PARENTING AND FAMILY RESEARCH