Listening to the Voices of Young Indigenous Males About Their Health and Wellbeing: Lessons from the Northern Territory, Australia
This presentation will draw on findings from a research project that explored the ways young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males talk about their health and wellbeing. It involved group yarning sessions and an analysis of Facebook data. Challenges in navigating western and cultural world-views; discussion about social determinants of health; and the importance of friends and family, were key features of this discussion. Adopting a strengths-based perspective, Professor Smith will share key learnings from this research, and explain how these can inform improved health promotion approaches targeting boys and young men of color, particularly young Indigenous males. He is keen to discuss the similarities and differences to community-based strategies being adopted with American Indian men and boys.
Read about the study here by clicking the link below:
“‘Dudes Are Meant to be Tough as Nails’: The Complex Nexus Between Masculinities, Culture and Health Literacy From the Perspective of Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males – Implications for Policy and Practice” is now published and is available at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1557988320936121
Presenter: Professor James Smith