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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Knowledge, attitudes and practice within the West Australian justice system

Overall the research found that the Western Australian justice system is poorly prepared and resourced to consider the neurocognitive impairments associated with FASD and that training and resources for those working in the justice system are required.

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Evaluation of information and support for parents and carers of children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

This research aimed to identify the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) information and resources foster carers have accessed, and investigate the specific needs of foster carers in order to support them raising a child living with FASD.

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Clash of the paradigms: Night patrols in remote central Australia

This thesis explores the origins of Night Patrols in Remote Central Australia and how they address the necessity of developing new forms of social regulation, which acknowledge Indigenous cultural laws and ways of knowing in Central Australia.

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Reducing morbidity among licit substance-using adolescents: A record-linkage assessment of a brief intervention

This randomised trial of adolescents presenting to hospital emergency departments in Perth with problems related to alcohol or other drug use, used the then recently implemented system of linking records in hospitals and medical practices in Western Australia. The aim of this research was to validate the use of hospital record linkage procedures as a method of collecting follow-up data and to use this methodology to assemble outcome data on the study cohort.