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This list compiles research, journals, articles, books, websites, newsletters and programs into an alphabetical listing.

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Calmer classrooms - A guide to working with traumatised children

Topic: Grief and trauma
Resource type: Article

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. 

www.ocsc.vic.gov.au/downloads/calmer_classrooms.pdf 

 

Canadian Journal of Family and Youth

Topic: International perspectives
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Responding to the diversification of scholarly interests and regional concerns, the journal will be an outlet for Canadian and comparative scholarship on the changing dynamics of the family and the social situation of youth.
Website: ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjfy/index  

Cancer Council

Topic: Health and wellbeing
Resource type:

As Australia's peak national non-government cancer control organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care. 

http://www.cancer.org.au 

 

CanTeen

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development
Resource type:

The Australian Organisation for Young People Living With Cancer. They provide support services to its members who are young people aged 12-24 living with cancer. 

Website: www.canteen.org.au

 

Career Development for Exceptional Individuals

Topic: Disabilities
Resource type: Journal or periodical

CDEI specializes in the fields of secondary education, transition, and career development for persons with documented disabilities and special needs. CDEI focuses on the life roles of individuals as students, workers, consumers, family members, and citizens. Articles cover qualitative and quantitative research, scholarly reviews, and program descriptions and evaluations.
Website: cde.sagepub.com  

Carers Australia

Topic: Families, parenting and carers
Resource type:

Carers Australia and the network of carers associations in each state and territory's purpose is to improve the lives of carers. Together they provide services such as counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training.

Website: carersaustralia.com.au

 

Case management for community practice

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Book

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

Causes of Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency

Topic: Crime and justice
Resource type: Book

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

www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/lahey.htm&dir=pp/cpap&cart_id=834981.24214 

 

Centre for Adolescent Health

Topic: Health and wellbeing
Resource type:

Part of the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne,the Centre for Adolescent Health is recognised nationally and internationally for its commitment and achievements in advancing young people's health and wellbeing.

Website: www.rch.org.au/cah/index.cfm?doc_id=10392

 

Centre for Children and Young People

Topic: Research
Resource type:

The Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP) was established at Southern Cross University in 2004 to promote the status and voice of children and young people, and to contribute to their wellbeing, through its activities in research & evaluation, education and advocacy. 

The CCYP promotes the status and voice of children and young people through its research, education, and advocacy activities. The work of the CCYP is facilitated by a team of interdisciplinary researchers working collaboratively with practitioners and policy makers to enhance the well being of children and young people in their families, schools and communities. 

ccyp.scu.edu.au 

 

Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights

Topic: Migrant and refugee youth
Resource type:

The Centre for Citizenship Development and Human Rights aims to make a major contribution to socio-political theory, analysis and practice aimed at supporting human rights, citizenship, third sector organisations and democracy. This will be achieved through research, publications, conferences, seminars, public debate, training and consultancies.

Website: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/cchr/index.php

 

Centre for Cultural Research

Topic: Arts, music and culture
Resource type:

he Centre for Cultural Research (CCR) is a leading interdisciplinary research centre based in the College of Arts at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Website: www.uws.edu.au/centre_for_cultural_research/ccr

 

Centre for Developmental Health

Topic: Health and wellbeing
Resource type:

A collaboration between Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Curtin University of Technology, the Centre's researchers work across a diverse range of fields in child development and have fostered research partnerships that bridge traditional discipline boundaries.

Website: cdh.curtin.edu.au/about/index.cfm

 

Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies

Topic: Migrant and refugee youth
Resource type:

The Centre is part of the Australian National University and provides access to research conducted in immigration and multicultural issues. 

Website: cims.anu.edu.au 

 

Centre for Mental Health Research

Topic: Mental health
Resource type:

The Centre for Mental Health Research, located within the Australian National University, aims to improve the mental health of Australians through research and development, training, policy and the dissemination of health information. 

The Centre's website provides a number of self-help and self-evaluation tools. 

Website: cmhr.anu.edu.au/index.php 

 

Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

Topic: Migrant and refugee youth
Resource type:

CMY is a community-based organisation that advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. 

Website: www.cmy.net.au

 

Centre for Refugee Research

Topic: Migrant and refugee youth
Resource type:

The Centre for Refugee Research (CRR) is an interdisciplinary research centre at UNSW. CRR focuses on international refugee flows, internally displaced people, forced migration and resettlement issues. 

Website: www.crr.unsw.edu.au

 

Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research

Topic: Alcohol and other drugs
Resource type:

Based in the University of Queensland, the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR) promotes the health and well-being of young people by increasing Australia’s capacity to respond effectively to the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse. 

www.uq.edu.au/health/cysar 

 

CentreLines

Topic: Alcohol and other drugs
Resource type: Newsletter

A bi-monthly newsletter published alternately by the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Perth and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Sydney.

ndri.curtin.edu.au/research/centrelines.cfm 

ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/NDARCWeb.nsf/page/Centrelines 

 

Centrelink

Topic: Economic and financial issues
Resource type:

Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency, delivering a range of Commonwealth services, including the Youth Allowance, to the Australian community.

Website: www.centrelink.gov.au

 

Change It Up

Topic: Rural and remote youth
Resource type:

Change It Up energises and engages young people aged 16 to 19 living in regional and rural Australia who have an interest in sparking change in their local communities. In partnership with teams of local citizens, Change It Up ignites and empowers young people to have a voice and to act on issues that are important to them and to their communities. 

http://www.fya.org.au/initiatives/change-it-up/ 

 

Child Abuse and Neglect

Topic: Abuse
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Child Abuse & Neglect The International Journal, provides an international, multidisciplinary forum on all aspects of child abuse and neglect, with special emphasis on prevention and treatment; the scope extends further to all those aspects of life which either favor or hinder child development.
Website: www.ispcan.org/OnlineJournal.htm  

Child abuse and neglect in Indigenous Australian communities

Topic: Abuse,Indigenous youth
Resource type: Research report

An issues paper produced by the National Child Protection Clearinghouse surveys the scale of Indigenous child abuse and neglect (including the difficulty in obtaining comprehensive statistics), causes, Indigenous communities' reaction to prevention and intervention strategies, barriers to maximising service effectiveness and suggestions for dealing with the problems.  

Child Abuse Prevention Issues

Topic: Abuse
Resource type: Journal or periodical

The National Child Protection Clearinghouse, part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, produces issue papers, briefs, resource sheets and a range of other publications.
Website: www.aifs.gov.au/nch/pubs/pubs.html  

Child Abuse Prevention Issues

Topic: Abuse
Resource type: Newsletter

The National Child Protection Clearinghouse publishes Child Abuse Prevention Issues 2 - 3 times a year. Each issue covers a specific issue related to the prevention of child abuse and the protection of children. 

Website: www.aifs.gov.au/nch/pubs/issues/issues.html

 

Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia

Topic: Abuse
Resource type:

Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia is a strategic collaboration between the Australian Childhood Foundation and Monash University (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences).

Website: www.capra.monash.org 

Contact information: www.capra.monash.org/contact.html 

 

Child and Adolescent Health Care Newsletter

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development
Resource type: Newsletter

Published by the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare covers issues relating to the healthcare of children and young people. 

Website: www.awch.org.au/child-health-newsletters.php

 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Topic: Mental health
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Child and Adolescent Mental Health provides a forum for the exchange of clinical experience, ideas and research. Its principal aim is to foster good clinical practice. Wide-ranging in its coverage, CAMH includes research studies, descriptions of innovative techniques and both descriptions and evaluations of new service developments.
Website: www.acamh.org.uk/bfora/systems/xmlviewer/default.asp?arg=DS_ACAMH_DOCART_46/_firsttitle.xsl/69  

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Today

Topic: Mental health
Resource type: Book

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. 

www.pavpub.com/p-46-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-today.aspx 

 

Child and Adolescent Psychological and Education Resources (CAPER)

Topic: Bullying,Health and wellbeing,Mental health,Families, parenting and carers
Resource type:

CAPER focusses on issues relating to peer relationships, including bullying, as well as stress and wellbeing. 

Website: www.caper.com.au

 

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal features original articles that focus on clinical social work practice with children, adolescents, and their families. The journal addresses current issues in the field of social work drawn from theory, direct practice, research, and social policy, as well as focuses on problems affecting specific populations in special settings.
Website: springerlink.com/content/104690  

Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior

Topic: Suicide
Resource type: Book

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 

www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/miller10.htm&dir=edu/PIS_series&cart_id=834981.24214 

 

Child and Family Social Work Journal

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Child and Family Social Work provides a forum where researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and managers in the field of child and family social work exchange knowledge, increase understanding and develop notions of good practice.
Website: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2206  

Child and Youth Care Forum

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Child & Youth Care Forum has traditionally aimed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in children's intervention and services and the current editorial board hopes to build and expand upon this mission by publishing scientifically excellent empirical papers and theoretical reviews that have implications for child and adolescent intervention and services broadly defined.
Website: www.springerlink.com/content/1053-1890/  

Child and Youth Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Topic: Research
Resource type:

Based in the University of Woollongong, the Child and Youth Interdisciplinary Research Centre brings together researchers from a range of disciplines who work with social and cultural theory to address child and youth issues in local, national and international contexts. The purpose of the Centre is to inform policy and practices affecting children and young people with a view to improving their quality of life.

Website: https://misprd.uow.edu.au/ris_public/WebObjects/RISPublic.woa/wa/default?group=24

 

Child and Youth Services

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Child & Youth Services is devoted to research and theory about the development and care of children and youth in communities, human services, and education.
Website: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0145-935X&subcategory=PS150000  

Child Development

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Since its inception in 1930, Child Development has been devoted to original contributions on topics in child development from the fetal period through adolescence. It is a vital source of information not only for researchers and theoreticians, but for child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, specialists in early childhood education, educational psychologists, special education teachers, and other researchers in the field. 

Website: www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=192&Itemid=507

 

Child Development Perspectives

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development
Resource type: Journal or periodical

The journal's mission is to provide accessible, synthetic reports that summarize emerging trends or conclusions within various domains of developmental research and to encourage multidisciplinary and international dialogue on a variety of topics in the developmental sciences.

Website: srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=193&Itemid=533

 

Child Indicators Research

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development
Resource type: Journal or periodical

The official Journal of the International Society for Child Indicators, Child Indicators Research is an international, peer-reviewed quarterly that focuses on measurements and indicators of children's well-being, and their usage within multiple domains and in diverse cultures. The Journal will present measures and data resources, analysis of the data, exploration of theoretical issues, and information about the status of children, as well as the implementation of this information in policy and practice. It explores how child indicators can be used to improve the development and well-being of children.

Website: www.springer.com/social+sciences/well-being/journal/12187

 

Child Neuropsychology

Topic: Mental health
Resource type: Journal or periodical

A journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence. 

Website: www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713657840~db=all 

 

Child poverty, evidence and policy

Topic: At-risk, disadvantaged youth
Resource type: Book

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

www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781847424457&

 

Child Protection Guide to Policy & Practice

Topic: Care and protection
Resource type: Article

This guide, produced by a number of services in NSW, provides policies that can be adopted by organisations as their agency child protection policies, and material providing practice guidance promoting good practice in child protection and wellbeing.

http://www.yapa.org.au/youthwork/modelpolicies/childprotection/index.php 

 

Child Safety Australia

Topic: Abuse
Resource type:

Children’s Safety Australia Inc. is a charity established to inform and empower children, young people and those who work with them to understand the risks of harmful behaviours, such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse, bullying, self harm and substance abuse.

Website: www.childsafety.org.au

 

Child Welfare Journal

Topic: At-risk, disadvantaged youth
Resource type: Journal or periodical

A journal published by the Child Welfare League of America on disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

Website: www.cwla.org/articles/cwjabstracts.htm 

 

Child Wise

Topic: Abuse
Resource type:

Child Wise is Australia’s leading child protection charity working in Australia, Asia and the Pacific to prevent child abuse.

Website: www.childwise.net

 

Childhood victimisation as indicators of adult victimisation, 2004

Topic: Abuse
Resource type: Research report

A 2004 report on women’s experiences of male violence provides a detailed analysis of the Australian component of the International violence against women survey (IVAWS).   

Childhood: A global journal of child research

Topic: Research
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Childhood is a major international peer reviewed journal and a forum for research relating to children in global society that spans divisions between geographical regions, disciplines, and social and cultural contexts. Childhood publishes theoretical and empirical articles, reviews and scholarly comments on children's social relations and culture, with an emphasis on their rights and generational position in society. 

Website: www.uk.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal200979&crossRegion=antiPod#tabview=title

 

Childhoods Today

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

The aim of the journal is to provide an international forum designed exclusively for the publication of articles by postgraduate students (i.e. those studying for the MA, M.Phil. or PhD), as well as those who have recently completed their PhDs in the field of childhood studies, which can then be accessed by other postgraduates and academics working in the field.

Website: www.childhoodstoday.org

 

Children & Media Blog - ARACY

Topic: Media
Resource type:

As part of their Young Children and the Media project, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth as created a blog has been established to explore and discuss how media can be used to promote optimal outcomes for young children.

www.aracy.org.au/Blog/blog-children-media/

 

Children and Youth Health

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development
Resource type:

This site from South Australian Health, presents information for teens and young adults on health and wellbeing issues.

Website: www.cyh.com

 

Children and Youth Services Review

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Children and Youth Services Review is an interdisciplinary forum for critical scholarship regarding service programs for children and youth. The journal will publish full-length articles, current research and policy notes, and book reviews. 

Website: www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/556/description#description 

 

Children Australia

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Children Australia is a quarterly journal which aims to provide an opportunity for professional staff, academics and others concerned with children, youth and families, to report on research and practice in Australia and beyond. 

Website: www.ozchild.org.au/ozchild/about-ozchild/publications/40 

 

Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Topic: Mental health
Resource type:

COMPI provide information for family members across Australia where a parent has a mental illness and for people who care for and work with them.

www.copmi.net.au 

 

Children with Disability Australia

Topic: Disabilities
Resource type:

Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability and their families.

Website: www.cda.org.au 

 

Children's Geographies

Topic: Public space
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Children's Geographies is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum to discuss issues that impact upon the geographical worlds of children and young people under the age of 25 and of their families.

Website: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14733285.asp

 

Children, Youth and Environments

Topic: Environmental issues
Resource type: Journal or periodical

CYE Journal, the world's leading publication for the latest news on children, youth and their environments. The journal's mission is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and stimulate discussion in support of inclusive and sustainable environments for children and youth everywhere.

Website: www.colorado.edu/journals/cye/

 

Childrenz issues: Journal of the Children's Issues Centre

Topic: Health, wellbeing and development
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Childrenz Issues is published by the Children's Issues Centre (NZ). It focuses on matters to do with children and the context within which they live, learn and play.

Website: www.otago.ac.nz/press/journals/childrenzissues/

 

Children’s commissioners and guardians

Topic: Care and protection
Resource type: Article

Fact Sheet from the National Child Protection Clearinghouse.

Published July 2011.

This fact sheet provides definitions of the roles and responsibilities of a Children's Commissioner or Guardian, and lays out the frameworks within which all state and territory commissioners and guardians operate.  

www.aifs.gov.au/nch/pubs/sheets/rs15/rs15.pdf

 

Children’s exposure to domestic violence in Australia

Topic: Abuse
Resource type: Research report

This paper from the Australian Institute of Criminology describes current knowledge about the extent of children's exposure to domestic violence in Australia and documents impacts that this exposure can have on children.

www.aic.gov.au/documents/4/1/D/%7B41D5F5FD-2EE9-42C8-8796-1FB4B964806D%7Dtandi419.pdf

 

Choice and change: how disabled young people with degenerative conditions and their parents make choices about care and services

Topic: Disabilities
Resource type: Research report

Disabled young people with degenerative conditions and their parents face many service-related decisions. Previous research has typically focused on professionals' work with these families during decision-making situations. This study shifted the focus to look at the realities of choice-making processes within families, exploring the respective roles and experiences of young people and their parents. 

http://php.york.ac.uk/inst/spru/pubs/1996/

 

Christian Research Association

Topic: Religion and spirituality
Resource type:

The Christian Research Association was formed in 1985 to serve the churches of Australia. Its task is to provide up-to-date and reliable information about religious faith and church life in Australia.

Website: www.cra.org.au

 

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Topic: Indigenous youth
Resource type:

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of information on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.

Website: www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap/

 

CMY e-News

Topic: Cultural and linguistic diversity
Resource type: Newsletter

The Centre for Multicultural Youth publishes a bi-monthly newsletter featuring articles, news and information from young people on issues relating to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 

Website:  www.cmy.net.au/CMYeNews

 

CMY Multicultural Sport and Recreation Program

Topic: Entertainment, sports and leisure
Resource type:

The CMY Multicultural Sport and Recreation Program aims to create a more responsive sports sector that is attuned to the needs of refugee and migrant young people, as well as increase their access and participation in sport and recreation.

Website: www.cmy.net.au/MulticulturalSport/MulticulturalSportHome

 

Cognitive-Behavioural Case Management in Early Psychosis: A Handbook

Topic: Mental health
Resource type: Book

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.

http://orygen.org.au/shoppingItem.asp?productId=169

 

Collaboration Management Blog - ARACY

Topic: Sector development
Resource type:

This blog, provided through the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), is an extension of Advancing Collaboration Practice’s capacity building work. Content will focus on collaboration management theory and practice. Most of this information is identified through the general working practice of collaboration managers. The blog provides an opportunity to share this knowledge with our stakeholders. 

www.aracy.org.au/Blog/blog-collab-mgmt/

 

Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children

Topic: Mental health
Resource type: Book

M.D.Selekman
The Guilford Press, 2010; pp. 332
ISBN : 978-1-60623-568-3
www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript_new.cgi?page=pr/selekman3.htm&dir=pp/cpap&cart_id=433643.7956  

Collecting data from parents and children for the purpose of evaluation: Issues for child and family services in disadvantaged communities

Topic: Research
Resource type:

by Myfanwy McDonald & Kate Rosier

Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, June 15 2011, 11 pp. [ISSN 1838-7330]

http://www.aifs.gov.au/cafca/pubs/sheets/ps/ps8.html

 

Collecting data from parents and children for the purpose of evaluation: Issues for child and family services in disadvantaged communities

Topic: Research
Resource type:

This Practice Sheet from the Communities and Family Clearinghouse Australia outlines the challenges child and family services may face when they seek to collect data directly from parents and children for the purposes of evaluation. It contains some examples of how child and family services can engage children and families in the evaluation process in order to overcome some of those challenges.

www.aifs.gov.au/cafca/pubs/sheets/ps/ps8.html

 

Combined training intervention programme increases lean mass in youths with Down syndrome

Topic: Disabilities
Resource type: Research report

Research in Developmental Disabilities, August 2011 

Alejandro González-Agüero, Germán Vicente-RodríguezAlba Gómez-CabelloIgnacio AraLuis A. Moreno and José A. Casajús

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891422211002812

 

Coming Out Australia

Topic: Sexuality and gender
Resource type:

Coming Out Australia provides workshops, support, information, resources and organisations that help with "coming out". Coming Out Australia is a peer support organisation and runs a number of peer support workshops for GLBTIQ community.

Website: www.comingout.com.au

 

Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) Taskforce Final Report

Topic: Care and protection
Resource type: Research report

Final report from the Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) project seeks to promote the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families by identifying and responding to early indicators of need – before problems escalate into crises. Original article  

Common Ground

Topic: Public space
Resource type:

Common Ground was a pilot project to reduce fear of crime in Hobart and the satellite municipality of Glenorchy in Tasmania.   

Communities and Families Clearinghouse Australia

Topic: Families, parenting and carers
Resource type:

CAFCA provides assistance with accessing evidence regarding the planning and delivery of services to children and families in disadvantaged Australian communities.

Website: www.aifs.gov.au/cafca/

 

Community and Public Sector Union

Topic: Youth work
Resource type:

CPSU is a federal union with representation in every state and territory. The predominant area of coverage for the PSU group is in Commonwealth government departments, statutory authorities, business enterprises and the ACT and NT governments. PSU Group also has coverage in some community and private sector areas. 

Website: www.cpsu.org.au

 

Community for Rural Social Researchers

Topic: Rural and remote youth
Resource type:

This group is part of the Institute for Land, Water and Society within the Charles Sturt University. 

Website: www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/research/crsr.htm 

 

Community Integration Program (Victoria)

Topic: Participation, citizenship and volunteering
Resource type:

The Community Integration Program (CIP) was established to connect young people living in residential care with their local community. It involves volunteers from the community getting to know a vulnerable young person and supporting them to connect with others involved in a local activity, group or event that interests them. So far, some young people have participated in sports clubs, spent time scrapbooking, learned how to cook and taken dancing lessons, thanks to the generous support and time given by the volunteers.

Young people who are actively involved in their local communities are more likely to remain in school, get a job and lead a healthy and positive life. 

www.ocsc.vic.gov.au/cip.htm 

 

Community Services, Queensland

Topic: Youth work
Resource type:

Community Services is part of the portfolio for the Minister for Community Services and Housing in Queensland, who is responsible for policy and initiatives for young people.

Website: www.communityservices.qld.gov.au/youth/

 

Community-directed engagement and positive youth development: Developing positive and progressive pathways between youth and their communities in Reclaiming Futures

Topic: Social inclusion
Resource type: Research report

Laura Burney Nissen
Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 33, Supplement 1, September 2011, Pages S23-S28
ISSN 0190-7409, 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.06.009

Reclaiming Futures is an innovative juvenile justice reform initiative focused on improving the quality, quantity, and effectiveness of alcohol and drug treatment interventions for juvenile offenders. An important element of the Reclaiming Futures strategy has been the consistent and intentional involvement of community members as part of the systemic reforms and interventions in a way that attempts to share access to power and build agency for authentic community-anchored solutions. The purpose of these efforts is to assist young people to build positive and enduring connections that they can rely upon as a strong recovery network for ongoing support after their formal engagement with justice and treatment services is concluded. This paper describes relevant literature on positive youth development and community-directed engagement, the underlying philosophy of the approach, examples of how the Reclaiming Futures initiative has incorporated these ideas, discussion of barriers and supports to effectiveness, and implications for others wishing to implement similar strategies.

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740911002234

 

Community-directed engagement and positive youth development: Developing positive and progressive pathways between youth and their communities in Reclaiming Futures

Topic: Crime and justice
Resource type: Research report

Published in Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 33, Supplement 1, September 2011 

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740911002234 

 

communityNet

Topic: Sector development
Resource type: Website

communityNet is a news, information and resources website for the community sector, with a focus on Greater Western Sydney, to share news as well as information about upcoming events, conferences, seminars and workshops, training, funding, employment vacancies and web links.

While some news information are geared for the Sydney area, the site includes resources that are of interest nationally.

Website: www.cnet.ngo.net.au

Youth-related information: www.cnet.ngo.net.au/content/category/1/9/228/ 

 

Compact with Young Australians

Topic: Policy
Resource type:

At its 30 April 2009 meeting, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a Compact with Young Australians to promote young people’s participation in education and training, providing protection from the anticipated tighter labour market, and ensuring they would have the qualifications needed to take up the jobs as the economy recovered. www.deewr.gov.au/Youth/YouthAttainmentandTransitions/Pages/compact.aspx 

 

Condoms no Laughing Matter

Topic: Sexual health
Resource type: Research report

Australasian Medical Journal
Volume 4, Number 11 (2011)
Adam Jiwa

This multimedia project mimics a beer commercial, a lad’s night in, an environment that can be used to target the relevant audience. The goal was to deploy familiar atmosphere and recognisable characters whilst delivering a serious message with humour in a very short space of time.  

www.amj.net.au/index.php?journal=AMJ&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=1129 

 

Confidentiality With Adolescents in the Medical Setting: What Do Parents Think?

Topic: Health and wellbeing
Resource type: Research report

When confidential health care is provided to adolescents they are more likely to seek care, disclose sensitive information, and return for future visits. Guidelines for health professionals recommend seeing young people alone to facilitate confidential care. Results found that parents identified several benefits associated with confidential care, yet also believed they should be informed about a wide range of topics, even if their children did not want them to know. Parents' primary concern about confidentiality was a fear of not being informed about important information. 

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1054139X11000553

 

Constructing critical citizenship with young people: Alternative pedagogies

Topic: Participation, citizenship and volunteering
Resource type: Research report

Published in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3/4, 2011

Shannon Moore

The authors present theoretical and empirical arguments for adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (or CRC) to renew the teaching of citizenship to young students from a social justice standpoint (Giroux, 2003; Giroux & Searls-Giroux, 2004; Mitchell, 2010; Moore, 2008; Smith, 2007). The paper draws its analysis and conclusions from a descriptive, exploratory study with key participants from a 2009 rally hosted by Nobel nominee, child rights activist, and founder of Free the Children, Craig Kielburger. Four of the paper’s co-authors were senior elementary students initially chosen as interviewees for the investigation and subject to traditional research protocols for minors. During data collection, however, their status shifted reflexively to include their contributions – not as objects under study or subjects of the interviewer’s questions – but as co-constructors of new knowledge. Relative to the dominance of their teachers and other adult groups “engaging” their participation, this new status allowed a deeper exploration of the meanings they attached to active citizenship through an innovative dialogue (see Kellett & Ward, 2008; Kellett, Forrest, Dent, & Ward, 2004; also Devine, 2002). Through participatory lenses embedded within CRC principles, particularly Article 12, the analysis transcends traditional disciplinary silos to offer a critical and transdisciplinary alternative pedagogy.

journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijcyfs/article/view/7764   

CREATE Foundation

Topic: Care and protection
Resource type:

CREATE Foundation is the peak body representing the voices of all children and young people in out-of-home care.

Website: www.create.org.au

 

Crime & Delinquency

Topic: Crime and justice
Resource type: Journal or periodical

Crime & Delinquency is a policy-oriented journal for the professional with direct involvement in the criminal justice field. Addressing specific policy or program implications. 

Website: www.uk.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal200959&crossRegion=antiPod 

 

Crime families: Gender and the intergenerational transfer of criminal tendencies

Topic: Crime and justice
Resource type: Issue paper

Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice no.414
Vanessa Goodwin and Brent Davis
ISSN 1836-2206
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, May 2011

While it has been established that there is an intergenerational transmission of criminal behaviour (ie crime can run through generations in families), the role of gender in the intergenerational transfer of criminality has not been fully explored. The impact of a father’s criminality on the subsequent offending of his sons and grandsons has been established, but the impact of a father's criminality on the offending of his daughter and the impact of a mother's criminal history on the offending of her sons and/or daughters is less clear. This Tasmanian study of six known criminal families identifies clear differences in the intergenerational transfer of criminality from mothers to their sons and daughters. The influence of paternal (a father's) criminality on children of both genders is strong, but is particularly strong for male children. The more severe the criminal offending history, the greater likelihood of intergenerational transmission. To prevent the cycle of crime, policymakers should focus their attention on reducing environmental risk through intervention programs targeting children known to be at increased risk of involvement in crime due to the criminality of their parents. Such interventions should incorporate attempts to address the children's perceptions of themselves as 'criminals' in order to reduce the risk of 'self fulfilling prophecy'.

http://www.aic.gov.au/en/publications/current%20series/tandi/401-420/tandi414.aspx 

 

Crime prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia

Topic: Cultural and linguistic diversity
Resource type: Research report

In this paper from the Australian Institute of Criminology, key criminal justice issues in relation to CALD communities are reviewed and a summary of relevant protective and risk factors provided. Some CALD-specific crime prevention programs, which serve to promote resiliency and protective factors and/or inhibit risk factors, are then presented. In order to ensure relevance and currency, the paper is primarily limited to Australian research from 2006 onwards. There is extensive material related to young people's experiences. 

www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/rip/1-10/18.aspx

 

Cross-sectional study of adolescent rural health on-line

Topic: Mental health
Resource type:

University of Sydney, School of Rural Health

Rural adolescents are likely to have a higher prevalence of health issues and poorer access to services, contributing to greater health disadvantages compared to their urban counterparts. This project aims to describe and quantify important health and wellbeing issues in adolescents in rural NSW in School Grades 5-8 (10 – 14 years) Quantitative health and well-being data will be collected in a representative sample of rural youth using a questionnaire. This is the Academic Department of Adolescent Medicine’s tool for a broad health and wellbeing assessment in adolescents between 10 and 18 years of age. It comes in two age group versions and uses branched question techniques around sensitive issues. This questionnaire has been used successfully under supervision but this study will be the first time that adolescents will complete it on line. Geocoding information on community facilities and resources will also be collected. There is the opportunity for a further study once the data collection and analysis are complete to take the information to focus groups for adolescents and their parents in order to establish community priorities and plan intervention studies. 

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/1265 

 

CyberNetrix

Topic:
Resource type:

Designed for early teens, CyberNetrix is an engaging multimedia resource which includes interactive activities designed to simulate popular online activities, such as instant messaging. It amis to highlight age-specifi risks online and offer advise on how to avoid them. This resource includes a Teacher Guide with activity guildelines and student handouts.

Australian Communications and Media Authority
www.cybersmart.gov.au/cybernetrix/index.html

 

Cybersmart

Topic: Technology and communication
Resource type:

The Cybersmart program is a national cybersafety education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA), as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting online safety for children and young people.

www.cybersmart.gov.au

 

Cybersmart

Topic: Technology and communication
Resource type:

The Cybersmart program is a national cybersafety education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA), as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting online safety for children and young people.

Website: www.cybersmart.gov.au

 

Cybersmart Schools Gateway

Topic:
Resource type:

The Cybersmart Schools Gateway houses a wide range of cybersafety information and teaching resources for primary and secondary schools. These accessible and engaging materials are designed to help schools develop and implement a holistic approach to cybersafety.
Australian Communications and Media Authority
www.cybersmart.gov.au/Schools.aspx
 

CYC-NET

Topic: Youth work
Resource type:

The Child and Youth Network's main objectives are (primarily through the internet and electronic media) – “to promote and facilitate reading, learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families in difficulty.”  

Website: www.cyc-net.org 

 

CYC-Online

Topic: Youth work
Resource type: Journal or periodical

CYC (Child and Youth Care) is published by the International Child and Youth Care Network.  

Website: www.cyc-net.org/cyc-online/cyconline.html 

 

Research project into wellbeing of young people with vision impairment

Researcher with Monash University would like to work with young people aged 12-25 years old with a vision impairment to learn more about how they feel their vision impairment affects their life and wellbeing, and what strategies they use to manage it. Original article

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State and territory finalists announced for Young Australian of the Year 2015

The overall winner will be chosen from these state and territory finalists and will be announced on the eve of Australia Day in January. Check out some amazing young people from across Australia on the Australian of the Year Awards website. Original story

22 Oct 2014

CanTeen launch a new website

The Australian youth cancer charity has set up an Online Support Platform, a tool that will help the 23,000 young Australians diagnosed with cancer each year. Original story

22 Oct 2014

What the Millenials are really thinking

The Millennials, or Generation Y youth, are a generation of socially responsible young people who have the power to change the way society operates and believe in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Original story

22 Oct 2014

How can we best help young jobseekers

An article from the UK Guardian looks at the attitude of politicians towards young jobseekers, and concludes that the political classes need to show more empathy. Original story

22 Oct 2014

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