Indigenous girls at highest risk of injury from assault

Researchers have found indigenous females aged less than one year and those aged between 14 and 17 are at the highest risk of sustaining an assault-related injury.

The study compared the effects of gender, indigenous status and remoteness to health services on the occurrence of assault-related injuries in children and adolescents.

Given the physical and psychological impact that trauma can have on the developing child, researchers hope that these findings will lead to increased focus on reducing violence in indigenous families and early intervention following traumatic injury.

Read more at The University of Queensland