|Team Leader:||Professor Gary Robinson|
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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.