With half of all First Peoples under 21 years old, there is a pressing responsibility to implement preventative interventions to reverse worsening rates of wellbeing. This project will provide a rare intergenerational perspective on children’s social and emotional wellbeing, educational outcomes and criminal justice system involvement.
This mixed-methods project brought together experienced Aboriginal health researchers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and child development researchers, to participate in a community roundtable in inner Sydney in April 2018.
The aims of the roundtable were to prioritise research questions relating to the large, existing linked dataset of the NSW Child Development Study (NSW-CDS), and form a Working Group to progress interpretation of NSW-CDS data. UTS Aboriginal team members hosted and facilitated the roundtable, with UNSW team members presenting NSW-CDS methods, data sources and findings.