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Aboriginal girls circle: enhancing connectedness and promoting resilience for Aboriginal girls: final pilot report

Posted on: 2 June, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 2, April 2014 - June 2014
Related to Social and emotional wellbeing Adolescents Women Social issues

Dobia B, Bodkin-Andrews G, Parada R, O’Rourke V, Gilbert S, Daley A, Roffey S (2014)
Aboriginal girls circle: enhancing connectedness and promoting resilience for Aboriginal girls: final pilot report
Sydney: University of Western Sydney

This final pilot report evaluates the Aboriginal girl’s circle (AGC) intervention program and provides recommendations for the programs further development. The following specific aims were outlined for this pilot research:

  • to determine the effects of the ACG for participants’ resilience, connectedness, self-concept and cultural identity
  • to investigate and tract the development of culturally appropriate tools and methods for measuring these constructs
  • to evaluate the relative effectiveness of various components of the program and implementation processes.

The findings of the pilot report have been significant and revealed positive outcomes for resilience, connectedness, self-concept and cultural identity for the majority of the girls who participated in the program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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