Webinar: ‘Behind their curtains’ - empowering young Aboriginal women, informing service providers

Presented by Dr Mandy Wilson and Deborah Olow, NDRI

Wednesday 2 June 2021, 11am WST, 1pm EST
* A recording of this webinar can be viewed here *

Fighting, Alcohol and Offending: Interventions Targeting Aboriginal Girls, also known as the YAWG project, was a community-driven, participatory action research collaboration between NDRI, Curtin University, and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation in Perth, WA. In-depth data were collected on the experiences and perspectives of Aboriginal girls and young women around drinking, fighting and offending. The research findings identified strategies to prevent the progression of behaviours that increased the potential for negative consequences among this group, and informed development of a resource to help service providers better support these young women.

This webinar will present an overview of the research and key findings before providing a ‘tour’ of YAWG website. Developed with the input of young Aboriginal women and girls, the website is designed to assist those working with and coming into contact with this group to better understand and support their lived realities. Participants in the research extend an invitation to you to see ‘behind their curtains’.


Posted on: 20 May 2021

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