Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Edith Cowan University
Place of Publication
Perth, Western Australia
Child Health Promotion Research Centre / School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences
It is unknown how Aboriginal children and adults conceptualize childhood bullying and what school/community intervention programs are appropriate. The Solid Kids, Solid Schools project will use a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods to develop culturally informed and determined understandings of bullying among Aboriginal children. These understandings can then be used to formatively develop a sustainable school and community-based bullying prevention and reduction program with strategies identified by Aboriginal people for use in schools in the Yamaji region or Midwest, Murchison Education District of Western Australia.
According to the funding proposal a Steering Committee was established to provide project guidance and feedback for the duration of the Project. In depth community consultation highlighted the need for modifications to the Project study design. The recommended methodological changes allow the Project to collect seeping data that will contextualise bullying experiences among Aboriginal children attending primary schools and high schools throughout the Mid West Murchison District, or Yamaji region. Collection of seeping data will be conducted in six schools and three community groups and commenced in November 2006.