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dc.contributor.authorSkerrett, Delaney Michael
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Mandy
dc.contributor.authorDarwin, Leilani
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Suzie
dc.contributor.authorRallah, Rahm
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T02:30:36Z
dc.date.available2017-08-15T02:30:36Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0005-0067
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ap.12277
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/344164
dc.description.abstractObjective: The suicide rate for Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people is over four times that of their non-Indigenous counterparts, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (under 15) dying by suicide at 12 times the non-Indigenous rate.There is a need for interventions that are culturally validated and community-endorsed. The aim of this article is to describe the design andimplementation of a group-based intervention, as well to report the results of the various qualitative and quantitative measures.Method: Sixty-one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons aged 11–21 years completed a social–emotional wellbeing (SEWB) programat headspace Inala. Data were available through to 2-month follow-up for 49 participants. The program was designed and delivered in collab-oration with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.Results: There was a statistically significant decrease in suicidal ideation experienced by the participants after completing the program. Qual-itative measures indicated that participants experienced improved understanding of holistic health and an increased number of coping skills.Conclusions: Not only was this the first evaluated intervention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to ever report a decrease inindividual suicidality, the program was carefully designed and implemented in consultation with community in a culturally sensitive mannerand thus provides an invaluable framework for future SEWB work.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Psychologist
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleClosing the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Suicide: A Social-Emotional Wellbeing Service Innovation Project
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorSkerrett, Delaney M.
gro.griffith.authorGibson, Mandy C.


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