Who qualifies for help? Who will be studied? Permissions come from whom? ‘Self Identifying’ Aboriginals qualify or are AFN racial purity laws applied instead of AFN territoriality and environments?
What is being studied? What is the methodology? Paper?
Developmental psychology is taken seriously because it involves critical development of the child’s brain. Serious work would involve psychiatry and neurological analysis. Programs would then develop out of this work and go throughout life. If this were serious work, it would involve these sciences and doctors from the beginning with less emphasis on environment and ‘AFN culturally appropriate’ programming outcomes, which may be the source of environmental affects.
‘Who and what are we studying’ hasn’t been answered yet and psychology is barely considered a science by professionals.