Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk

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Author: Ware, Vicki-Ann


This resource sheet examines evidence for the effectiveness of mentoring programs in helping to set Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours on healthier life pathways. It focuses on the planned or formal form of mentoring, which often includes Elders as part of these programs. This publication draws on evidence from 45 studies. Over half were Australian studies, with additional evidence from research in other colonised nations such as New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Two-thirds of the studies were Indigenous-specific. A range of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Youth; Culture and society; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Mentoring; Youth at risk; Social problem; Cultural aspects; Literature review

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; New Zealand; Canada; United States; North America

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2013

Physical description: 20 p.

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ISBN: 9781742494692

ISSN: 2201-845X

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 113.1291

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