The forum will be broken down into the key areas of:
To draw on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives and understandings to explore the determining factors that contribute to the poorer and inequitable sexual health outcomes being achieved by Aboriginal people around Australia, and discuss effective ways of breaking the ‘taboo’ surrounding sexual health issues.
Mental Health or Social and Emotional Wellbeing
To draw on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives and understandings to effectively address Aboriginal people’s mental health and social and emotional wellbeing and to explore what are culturally appropriate mental health and social and emotional wellbeing programs and services for Aboriginal youth and how they are best delivered.
Drugs and Alcohol
To draw on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives and understandings to effectively address the impact of drugs and alcohol on Aboriginal people’s individual, family and community wellbeing and to explore culturally appropriate strategies, programs and services and how they are best delivered.
Who should attend
- People who work with Aboriginal young people
- People who work with Aboriginal people in the areas of Sexual Health, Mental Health/Social and Emotional Wellbeing, and Drugs and Alcohol
- People who work in Aboriginal health
- Aboriginal community members who are interested in learning about these areas, or who feel this may be relevant to them
We invite abstract submissions from people working in the areas of:
- Sexual Health
- Mental Health or Social and Emotional Wellbeing
- Drugs and Alcohol
The format will be a 25 minute oral presentation. Presenters can then take part in a 20 minute panel discussion and question time following the presentations from each category.
Abstract submissions close 22 April 2016.
Yarning Up Forum: Abstract Submission
To ensure greater involvement and participation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people who are working with Aboriginal young people, limited sponsorships will be available to assist with travel, accommodation and registration costs. Sponsorship applications close 22 April 2016.
Yarning Up Forum: Sponsorship Application
Registration for the Yarning Up forum closes 30 May 2016
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