Social and Cultural Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal Mothers in Prison (SCREAM)
The ‘Social and Cultural Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal Mothers in Prison’ (SCREAM) project is a National Health and Medical Research Council study aimed at improving health outcomes and culturally safe services for Aboriginal mothers in prison. The project is a mixed methods study based in NSW and WA. The project is known by its acronym, SCREAM, in NSW and by its full title in WA. Phase one of the project (2010-2012) involved extensive consultation with Aboriginal community organisations, government and non-government stakeholders culminating in the formation of project advisory groups to guide the project throughout the research. Phase two of the project (2013) was the data collection stage of the study involving collection of survey and interview data with Aboriginal women in NSW and WA correctional centres. The project is now in its third and final stage of data analysis and dissemination. Due to a change of institutions for the lead investigator in 2014, the project now operates from the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney.
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