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.
This paper from UnitingCare presents key learnings from a review of Australian and international policy and program approaches relevant to improving outcomes for young people who are transitioning from OOHC to adulthood. Original article
This study in the US finds that there is a robust relationship between youth's brand-specific exposure to alcohol advertising on television and their consumption of those same alcohol brands and provides further evidence of a strong association between alcohol advertising and youth drinking behavior. Original article
Of all young people aged 10-17 under youth justice supervision over a 12 year period, most were likely to experience only community-based supervision, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Original article