Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk

Posted on: 4 November, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 4, October 2013 - December 2013
Related to Cultural ways Adolescents Offender health Alcohol use Illicit drug use Volatile substance use Social issues

Ware V-A (2013)
Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk
Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report examines evidence and provides information on effective mentoring programs for Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours. The report provides detailed information on:

  • risk and protective factors relating to antisocial and risky behaviours
  • mentoring programs and how they work
  • principles for effective mentoring of at-risk Indigenous youth
  • characteristics of effective mentoring relationships
  • ineffective mentoring practices
  • current gaps in research.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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