Journal article

Hip hopping the gap - performing arts approaches to sexual health disadvantage in young people in remote settings

Alan Crouch, Heather Robertson, Patricia Fagan

Australasian Psychiatry | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Closing the gap in Indigenous health and wellbeing in remote settings in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area of Far North Queensland (FNQ) includes addressing a well-documented sexual health disadvantage among young people. Community mobilization around the underlying risk factors influencing sexual health is required. METHOD: Performing-arts-based workshops were conducted in schools and after-school venues in four remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander locations in FNQ in early 2010, to initiate consciousness-raising around the real dimensions of youth sexual health risk. Specific objectives included strengthening operational partnerships at school-level and devel..

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No author of this paper has any interest to declare. The IHHP workshops in Far North Queensland were funded by the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.