The ASQ-STEPS for Measuring Aboriginal Child Development Indigenous Reference Group
The ASQ-STEPS Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) has been established to make sure the ASQ-STEPS research program is designed and implemented in a culturally respectful, meaningful and appropriate way. The IRG helps to make sure the work the research team does makes a difference to children, families and communities.
Current members are Aboriginal health and education practitioners from urban, regional and remote Aboriginal communities across the Northern Territory and South Australia. The IRG meets twice a year to keep the research on track and advise on engagement, research design, implementation, and community feedback processes.
The ASQ-STEPS IRG is supported by member’s organisations, which is gratefully acknowledged by the research team and the University of Melbourne:
- Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Alice Springs)
- Central Australian Health Service (CAHS)
- Northern Territory Government Department of Education
- Nunkuwarrin Yunti of SA Inc. (Adelaide)
- Pika Wiya Health Service (Port Augusta)
- Sunrise Health Service (Katherine)
Member biographies coming soon.