Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and associated neurodevelopmental impairments have major implications for justice-involved youth, the effects of which are not recognised or well understood. This study explores the experiences of multiple stakeholders in Western Australia who participated in a FASD prevalence study. Due to high numbers of Aboriginal participants, the use of Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies were prioritised. The thesis explores the experiences and understandings of assessments for youth, their caregivers and their professional supports, and finds that there is a critical need to consider routine assessment models for justice-involved youth that are culturally and neurodevelopmentally responsive to need.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||27 Aug 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|