Number 20: Stories on 'growing up' from Indigenous people in the ACT metro/Queanbeyan region - 2008




Author:  Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health in collaboration with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This paper presents a summary of the information collected during FaHCSIA's Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) community engagement qualitative trial undertaken in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) metropolitan (metro) region and the Queanbeyan region. It is based on focus group and in-depth interviews with key informants and community members including: Elders, parents, care givers, young people, prominent Indigenous organisations and government departments funding Indigenous programs.

These extracts of 'growing up stories' from people who live in the ACT metro/Queanbeyan region relate to recollections about Indigenous children growing up healthy and strong and perceptions of how their families, communities and environment affect their children's pathways throughout life.

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