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Improving self-regulation in Aboriginal schools

Studies in north-western Australia Aboriginal communities identified executive functioning and behavioural regulation as significant issues for children. Exposure to alcohol prenatally and adverse childhood experiences are known risk factors for impaired self-regulation and executive function, these risk factors being present in remote communities. In response, a partnership was initiated to trial a teacher-delivered self-regulation intervention based on the Alert ProgramĀ®. While student outcomes were assessed, this paper describes the implementation and impact of the intervention on teachers through the five dimensions of the RE-AIM framework (Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance). 

Publication: Journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Date: October 2019

Authors: Wagner, B, Cross, D, Adams, E, Symons, M, Mazzucchelli, TG, Watkins, R, Wright, E, Carpetis, J, Boulton, J, Fitzpatrick, JP

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