Closing the Gap? A look at Indigenous Youth Suicide, Policy and Strategy

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Closing the Gap? A look at Indigenous Youth Suicide, Policy and Strategy

The glaring failure to ‘Close the Gap’ in relation to Indigenous disadvantage across a range of critical issues cries out, literally, for urgent redress. What can policy-oriented social sciences, like

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The glaring failure to ‘Close the Gap’ in relation to Indigenous disadvantage across a range of critical issues cries out, literally, for urgent redress. What can policy-oriented social sciences, like Sociology, offer in relation to crucial, apparently intractable issues of Indigenous inequality and structural disadvantage? How can concepts like ‘Invasion’ & ‘Cultural Genocide’ contribute to informed analysis & practical policy making? In this session one particular issue – the catastrophically high rates Indigenous Youth Suicide will be explored in order to highlight an history of policy failure & the identification of policy strategies which may offer promise for better outcomes.