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The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults who smoke has declined significantly according to surveys between 2002 (49%), 2008 (45%) and 2014-15 (39%) but smoking was still almost three times as common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults than among non-Indigenous adults . In 2014-2015, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults living in remote areas reported a higher proportion of current smokers (47%) than those living in non-remote areas (37%).

Child protection is a significant course for all foster carers regardless of the age or stage of the children and young people in your care.

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Contact is a significant part of working or caring for children and young
people who are unable to live with their parents.


relationships with significant others and promoting a child or young
person's understanding of their identity.



This course looks at the legislation and policy supporting this process, and information to help aid you in your role.

Case scenarios will be presented that demonstrate the importance and complexity of contact.

This course explores how carers can support positive change in children's lives through restorations and transitions. We look at:

Studies have found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adults are also more likely to have gum disease than non-Indigenous people .

More than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children lived with someone who usually smoked inside the house in 2014-15 .


How can the answer be improved?

Early years education and intervention programs, including a systematic approach to improving nutritional status in infants and children [], is considered critical to preventing risk factors and diabetes in later life []. It is suggested that children who are healthy in mind and body develop resilience and self-regulation and are more likely to make healthy choices as young adults. Programs for children and adolescents, including school-based education programs, can play an important part in providing the knowledge necessary for them to make informed decisions about their health in later life.

Aboriginal languages | Central Land Council, Australia

In 2015, Adegbija and colleagues published an article describing the development of a new diabetes prediction model and tool based on long-term cohort data from a remote Aboriginal community []. The model predicts the 10-year absolute risk of type 2 diabetes for individuals in the community, based on waist circumference (WC) and age. To date this work has not been replicated to assess whether the findings can be generalised to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The authors recommend that the prediction tool be validated with the inclusion of other risk factors such as family history of diabetes, physical activity and diet.

Australian Aboriginal languages - Wikipedia

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and diabetes action plan [], released by Diabetes Australia in 2013, recommends implementing prevention programs that focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the lifecycle. A predisposition to diabetes starts in utero and it is recommended that prevention programs include a focus on: women prior to and during pregnancy; pre-school and school-aged children; adolescents; and high risk people of all ages. It is also important to prevent complications in people with existing diabetes.

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Diabetes in pregnancy refers to GDM and pre-existing diabetes, all of which can lead to a range of complications for the mother and child (see Box 7) [].