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This list includes books, guides, information packages, booklets and pamphlets. These may be hardcopy or electronic publications.

In addition to the books listed here, Youth Studies Australia reviews youth sector books in each issue. 

The resources below are also listed in each of the topic headings.

Please note that these books are not for sale through ACYS. 


6 – Six mates, six stories

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development

A DVD and booklet from the City of Melville in Western Australia that highlights the experiences of six school friends. The scenarios range from universal dilemmas, such as dating etiquette, to less frequent experiences, such as incarceration.  


Adolescents, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse

Topic: Alcohol and other drugs

Edited by Peter M. Monti, Suzanne M. Colby, and Tracy A. O'Leary
Foreword by William R. Miller
Guilford Press, 2004
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-59385-090-6 
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-57230-658-5 



Adolescents, families, and social development : how teens construct their worlds

Topic: Families, parenting and carers

Judith G. Smetana
Chichester, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3251-3 



Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Topic: Mental health

Daniel F. Connor
Foreword by Russell A. Barkley 
Guilford Press, 2002 
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-59385-091-3
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-57230-738-4   


Approaching youth studies : being, becoming, and belonging

Topic: Research

Kate Tilleczek
Don Mills, Ontario.; Oxford University Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780195427639 



Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Juveniles

Topic: Violence

Randy Borum and David Verhaagen
Guilford Press, 2006
ISBN 978-1-59385-322-8   


Australian youth: Social and cultural issues

Topic: Subcultures

Pam Nilan, Roberta Julian and John Germov
Pearson Longman


Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Adolescents

Topic: Mental health

Edited by David A. Wolfe and Eric J. Mash
Guilford Press, 2005
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-60623-115-9 
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-59385-225-2 



Brotherhood: Stories of Courage and Resilience

Topic: At-risk, disadvantaged youth

This book and workbook from the Brotherhood of St Laurence for use in Australian schools is set to give secondary students a deeper understanding of poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia. 



Bullying beyond the schoolyard: Preventing and responding to cyberbullying

Topic: Bullying

S. Hinduja and J. Patchin
Corwin Press distributed by Footprint Press
ISBN: 9 781 412 966 894, RRP $78.00.  


Bullying in schools and what to do about it

Topic: Bullying

Revised and updated
Ken Rigby
ACER Press 2007
ISBN 0 86431 184 2


Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Topic: Bullying

Susan M. Swearer, Dorothy L. Espelage, and Scott A. Napolitano
Guilford Press, 2009
ISBN 978-1-60623-021-3



Case management for community practice

Topic: Youth work

Ed. Elizabeth Moore
Oxford University Press
2009; AUD$79.95
ISBN: 9780195562149, 448pp.  


Causes of Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency

Topic: Crime and justice

Edited by Benjamin B. Lahey, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Avshalom Caspi
Foreword by David P. Farrington and Rolf Loeber 
Guilford Press, 2003
ISBN 978-1-57230-881-7 



Child and Adolescent Mental Health Today

Topic: Mental health

Editors Catherine Jackson, Kathryn Hill and Paula Lavis
Published by Pavilion Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 84196 226 9 

This handbook introduces the subject to the wide array of frontline workers in health, education and social services who have regular contact with children and young people, and need some knowledge of the mental health issues that affect them, and the services available. 



Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior

Topic: Suicide

David N. Miller
Foreword by Alan L. Berman 
Guilford Press, 2011
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-60623-996-4
eBook: ISBN 978-1-60623-997-1 



Child poverty, evidence and policy

Topic: At-risk, disadvantaged youth

Nicola A. Jones, Andy Sumner
The Policy Press
ISBN 9781847424457



Cognitive-Behavioural Case Management in Early Psychosis: A Handbook

Topic: Mental health

ISBN 978-0-9805541-7-5

Available from Orygen Youth Health, this Handbook is a practical guide to implementing cognitive-behavioural case management (CBCM) for young people with early psychosis.



Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children

Topic: Mental health

The Guilford Press, 2010; pp. 332
ISBN : 978-1-60623-568-3  


Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children: Opportunities to Improve Identification, Treatment, and Prevention

Topic: Mental health

M.J.England & L.J.Sim
National Academies Press, 2010; pp. 488
ISBN : 978-0-309-12178-1   


Digital youth : the role of media in development

Topic: Technology and communication

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, David Smahel
New York ; London : Springer, c2011.
ISBN: 9781441962775



DIY Reality - Recipes to transform and inspire

Topic: Participation, citizenship and volunteering

From the Youth Action Policy Association NSW (YAPA), this book features stories of young people making a difference in their communities by organising community events and projects.



Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents

Topic: Mental health

J.R.Weisz & A.E.Kazdin
The Guilford Press , 2010; pp. 602  (2nd edition)
ISBN : 978-1-59385-974-9   


Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopathy

Topic: Mental health

Editors: R.T.Salekin & D.R.Lynam 
The Guilford Press , 2010; pp. 450
ISBN : 978-1-60623-682-6  


How to be Angry - Anger Management Skills for Kids

Topic: Health and wellbeing

Author: Signe Whitson

How to Be Angry is a complete social-emotional curriculum that provides step-by-step guidelines for educators, counselors, social workers, youth care professionals, and parents to help small groups of kids develop specific anger management and assertive emotional expression skills. Materials cover ages from young children through to teenagers.



In Their Own Hands: Can young people change Australia?

Topic: Participation, citizenship and volunteering

Authors: Lucas Walsh and Rosalyn Black
ACER Press, 2011 



Increasing Awareness of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Topic: Mental health

Editors: E.Garralda, J.P.Raynaud Lanham, Jason Aronson , 2010, pp. 338
Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 978-0-7657-0662-1 



Issues of our time

Topic: Future studies

Edited by Helen Sykes Future Leaders 2008
ISBN: 9780980332018, 192pp.  


Moral panics over contemporary children and youth

Topic: Attitudes and opinions

Charles Krinsky (Northeastern University, USA)
Ashgate Publishing
ISBN 978-0-7546-7465-8  


Navigating Teenage Depression A guide for parents and professionals

Topic: Mental health

First symptoms of depression often occur during teenage years, and it can be a disturbing and confusing time for families as well as the teenager themselves. How can you tell whether it's just typical teenage ups and downs that will pass, or something more serious? How can we reliably identify and support teenagers with depression?  


Normal is the only way to be: Adolescent perspectives on gender and school

Topic: Sexuality and gender

Wayne Martino & Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
UNSW Press.
2005, $22.75



Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices

Topic: Care and protection

Edited by Debra King and Gabrielle Meagher
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920899295

Care for Australia's children and elderly is provided in a mixed economy, in which for-profit providers are playing an increasingly important role alongside more traditional government and non-government organisations. Does the growth of for-profit provision affect the quality of services or of jobs in paid care? Does it change the political dynamics of the social care sector in contemporary welfare states? How might service users, their families, and organisations work together to sustain and improve the quality of care services? What theories and evidence help us to understand the process and consequences of the shift toward for-profit provision of social care? In nine chapters by leading researchers, this book explores these and other questions, to inform policy and practice in this key field of social policy.



Persistent young offenders

Topic: Crime and justice

David Lobley (formerly of Lancaster University, UK) and David Smith (Lancaster University
Ashgate Publishing
ISBN 978-0-7546-4183-4  


Reaching High: A program promoting positive approaches to learning differences

Topic: Education and training

Lyn Loger with Stuart Robins, Damien Tinker and Andrew Skinner
Connect Publications, 2006, 120pp., plus DVD
ISBN: 9780980313307  


Reasons for living: Education and young people's search for meaning, identity and spirituality. A handbook

Topic: Religion and spirituality

Marisa Crawford & Graham Rossiter
ACER Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780864316134  


Social Work Under Pressure

Topic: Youth work

How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace
Kate van Heugten



Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers: A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Topic: Mental health

A. Dyregrov London
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010; pp. 240
ISBN : 978-1-84905-034-0  


The other side of blue: What we learn through overcoming adversity

Topic: Mental health

Edited by Michael Colling
Finch Publishing


Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents

Topic: Peer relationships

Editors: M.J.Prinstein & K.A.Dodge
The Guilford Press , 2010; pp. 255
ISBN : 978-1-60623-647-5  


Young disabled people

Topic: Disabilities

Sonali Shah (University of Leeds)
Ashgate Publishing
ISBN 978-0-7546-7422-1  


Youth and society: Exploring the social dynamics of youth experience

Topic: Subcultures

Rob White & Johanna Wyn (2nd ed.)
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195551334; 320 pages  


Youth drinking cultures

Topic: Alcohol and other drugs

Margaretha Järvinen (University of Copenhagen and Danish National Institute of Social Research, Denmark) and Robin Room (University of Melbourne)
Ashgate Publishing
ISBN 978 0 7546 4996 0  


Youth health and welfare: The cultural politics of education and wellbeing

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development

Johanna Wyn
Oxford University Press
2009; AUD$59.95
ISBN: 9780195560466, 162pp.  


Youth in Crisis?: Gangs, Territoriality and Violence

Topic: Crime and justice

Edited by Barry Goldson
2011 Routledge
ISBN 0-203-83200-0



Youth work process, product and practice: Creating an authentic curriculum in work with young people

Topic: Youth work

Jon Ord
Russell House Publishing 2007; UK£19.95
ISBN: 9781905541119, 130pp.  


Budget must chart a fairer path back to surplus: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Government to focus on restoring revenue by addressing inefficient tax arrangements, rather than through spending cuts, and chart a fairer path back to surplus in its second Budget. In its Budget submission released today, the peak community sector body has identified more than $13 billion of potential savings in the next financial year, rising to over $18 billion in 2016-17, through measures which it says restore the integrity of Australia's progressive tax system.

29 Jan 2015

Can’t throw, can’t catch: Australian kids are losing that sporting edge

Australians like to think themselves as sporting and fit – a concept reinforced by the success of the country’s elite athletes. But evidence is emerging that Australian kids are falling behind their international peers and are performing worse in skills such as kicking, throwing, catching and jumping than they were 30 years ago.

29 Jan 2015

The likely cause of addiction is not what you think

The experiment... the rat is put in the cage all alone. It has nothing to do but take the drugs offered. But professor of Psychology Bruce Alexander wondered 'what would happen if we tried this differently?' .....

29 Jan 2015

State, federal subsidy cuts spur drop in new apprentices

VICTORIA has flagged an emerging crisis over the falling number of people entering apprenticeships and traineeships. New figures reveal a collapse in the number of starts in the wake of cuts to state and federal training subsidies since 2012. Since, costs have further shifted on to employers as award wages for apprentices have risen and government programs to help cover the costs of tools and travel have also been cut.

29 Jan 2015

AIHW Summary of Child Protection Reporting

This paper, published by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW] presents and discusses a snapshot of data describing child protection activity in Australia. The data presented is a summary of the data provided in the Child Protections Australia 2012-2013 Report.  For the first time, 2012-13 data is able to include unique child counts across the three areas of notification, investigation and substantiation; care and protection orders; and out-of-home care. The collection of unit record-level data substantially improves the quality of information available on child protection, and will benefit national reporting and research. It provides a more comprehensive and accurate picture of children within the Australian statutory child protection system than has been previously available

29 Jan 2015

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