The role of teachers in the lives of traumatised children cannot be underestimated. This booklet from the Child Safety Commissioner, Victoria encourages teachers and other school personnel to forge vital attachments to traumatised children through two key mechanisms: understanding traumatised children and developing relationshipbased skills to help them. Teachers who understand the effects of trauma on children’s education, who are able to develop teaching practices to help them, and who are able to participate actively and collaboratively in the systems designed to support traumatised children will not only improve their educational outcomes but will assist in their healing and recovery.
With more than 580,000 young Australians either underemployed or unemployed, the BSL is holding a seminar on 4 September in Melbourne on Future Foyers and how they can provide support to unemployed young people. Original article
Mental health experts have called for more mental health nurses, more effective telehealth services and more ‘home grown’ mental health workers to deal with the higher rates of mental health issues, including higher rates of suicide among young men, in rural communities. Original article
AUSTRALIA’s most dynamic and inspiring young leaders have been honoured at the Unleashed Festival, which celebrated the massive, powerful movement of young people creating social change.
The Unleashed awards recognise 13 to 28 year-olds who are shaping positive social change in innovative ways. Original article
As part of a scheme that enables the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to target urgent health priorities, four new grants will allow research aimed at stopping escalating rates of Indigenous youth suicide. Original article