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The First 1000 Days Australia: An Australian interpretation of the 1000 Days movement and measuring the impact on families

Family & Relationship Services Australia 2016 Conference e-Journal
Author: 
Kerry Arabena, Rebecca Ritte and Georgina Sutherland
December, 2016
Volume: 
Edition 1
Page nos: 
5–13

The Australian specific interpretation of the 1000 Days movement is being established to have effective supports for families of Indigenous children during critical periods of heightened risk from pre-conception to a child’s second birthday. It aims to provide a coordinated, comprehensive model that addresses the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children using a multigenerational and dynamic expression of family.

This peer-reviewed paper was delivered at the Family & Relationship Services Australia 2016 National Conference, 'Measuring success in the relationship and services sector for the wellbeing of children, families and communities', held on 29 November to 1 December 2016 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

Type: 
Peer-reviewed conference paper