Abby-Rose Cox

'Mingoke' Kija word meaning ‘to make better’

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My PhD will explore the research question of How might culturally secure Equine Assisted Learning change Kimberley Aboriginal youth engagement in education?

Explicitly, this study will examine the outcomes of Kimberley Aboriginal school aged children who have participated in the Yawardani Jan-ga program in Broome. Yawardani Jan-ga (“horses helping” in Yawuru language) is a culturally secure Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) intervention that aims to meet the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal youth in the Kimberley.

Yawardani Jan-ga is lead by Professor Juli Coffin, and is delivered on the ground by a team of Aboriginal front-line workers (EAL-practitioners).



Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

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