Educating aboriginal youth on health


A sexual health and life skills program for Aboriginal children in Western Australia has been granted a $514,654 funding boost by the state government.

The Mooditj program, delivered by state wide Aboriginal Educators, is designed to inform and empower Aboriginal children between 10-14 years about their sexual health, emotions and feelings, goal setting, puberty and sense of personal identity. The grant will be used to expand on the Mooditj program with the trial and evaluation of new modules in social, emotional and mental wellbeing, resilience and respectful relationships. “This is an interactive program that engages young Aboriginals in ways that are culturally appropriate and creative, using real life scenarios and discussion on serious topics including alcohol and drugs, family and domestic violence and respectful relationships,” State Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

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