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New Zealand PM announces youth mental health package

As part of the initiative, the New Zealand Government is setting up a Social Media Innovations Fund to help keep providers of youth services technologically up to date. Original article

Housing outcomes for groups vulnerable to homelessness: 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2013

Using data from specialist homelessness agencies, this bulletin from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare examines four cohorts, one of which is young people, vulnerable to homelessness and the differences in the housing outcomes both across and within the groups. Original article

02 Oct 2014

Pathways of care: longitudinal study on children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales

The Pathways of Care longitudinal study (POCLS) is a new prospective longitudinal study designed to address the methodological limitations of previous research. The overall aim of this longitudinal study of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) is to collect detailed information about the wellbeing of children placed in OOHC in NSW and the factors that influence their wellbeing. Original article

02 Oct 2014

Gender identity and mental health

An Australian-first: a La Trobe University study of gender diverse and transgender young people has revealed high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. Original article

02 Oct 2014

Facebook most effective way to engage young people in politics, study shows

An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook the most effective channel, according to a study from the University of Sydney surveying 3,600 young people (16-29 years) across Australia, the UK and the US. Original article

02 Oct 2014

Social action research for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families

The Social Policy Research Centre has recently published its report, Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria, which finds that opportunities for autonomy and decision-making among children and young people with intellectual disability and their families remain limited despite the general trend from agency- to self-directed disability support. Original article

02 Oct 2014

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