This list compiles research, journals, articles, books, websites, newsletters and programs into an alphabetical listing.
The resources listed here are also available in each of the topic headings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ed. Elizabeth Moore
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195562149, 448pp.
Edited by Benjamin B. Lahey, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Avshalom Caspi
Foreword by David P. Farrington and Rolf Loeber
Guilford Press, 2003
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A bi-monthly newsletter published alternately by the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Perth and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Sydney.
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.
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.
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 Research Australia is a strategic collaboration between the Australian Childhood Foundation and Monash University (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences).
Contact information: www.capra.monash.org/contact.html
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.
Child Adolescent Mental Health Services are managed at a state and territory level.
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.
CAPER focusses on issues relating to peer relationships, including bullying, as well as stress and wellbeing.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Child & Youth Services is devoted to research and theory about the development and care of children and youth in communities, human services, and education.
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.
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.
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.
A journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence.
Nicola A. Jones, Andy Sumner
The Policy Press
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Available from Orygen Youth Health, this Handbook is a practical guide to implementing cognitive-behavioural case management (CBCM) for young people with early psychosis.
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.
The Guilford Press, 2010; pp. 332
ISBN : 978-1-60623-568-3
by Myfanwy McDonald & Kate Rosier
Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, June 15 2011, 11 pp. [ISSN 1838-7330]
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.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, August 2011
Alejandro González-Agüero, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Ignacio Ara, Luis A. Moreno and José A. Casajús
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 was a pilot project to reduce fear of crime in Hobart and the satellite municipality of Glenorchy in Tasmania.
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.
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.
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.
Published in Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 33, Supplement 1, September 2011
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.
Youth-related information: www.cnet.ngo.net.au/content/category/1/9/228/
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
Australasian Medical Journal
Volume 4, Number 11 (2011)
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.
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.
Published in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3/4, 2011
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
Crime & Delinquency is a policy-oriented journal for the professional with direct involvement in the criminal justice field. Addressing specific policy or program implications.
Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice no.414
Vanessa Goodwin and Brent Davis
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'.
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.
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.
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
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
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.”
Australia’s peak bodies for young people and the sector that supports them – the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC), the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic), Youth Action NSW, Youth Coalition of the ACT, Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ), Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) and the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) – have raised joint concerns about the Final Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Service (the McClure Report).
The youth peaks welcomed some of the report’s recommendations, such as a national Jobs Plan for people with disabilities and mental illness, and clearer financial information for people receiving income support. However, other aspects of the report were greeted with concern. See more
It may come as no surprise to many parents that half of Australians aged 18-24 are still living at home, with most young people saying money is a factor. Here's a snapshot of the latest stats from the ABS. Australians in the next age group, 25-34 years old, are more likely to have left, but an estimated 17 per cent still have not left the nest. See more
February 10th was Safer Internet Day. A day when we should remember kids like Sheniz Erkan. Sheniz was a 14-year-old Melbourne girl who was bullied on the internet. She took her own life in 2012.
Sheniz is not alone. About 25 per cent of child suicides each year are due to bullying. Bullying can take a number of forms, one of which is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying typically occurs via the use of social media networks. Research published by ACMA last year showed that 21 per cent of 14-15 year olds had been exposed to cyberbullying. In a 2013 global poll Australia was ranked as being the worst country in the world for bullying on social media network. The government is taking steps to address the alarming rate of cyberbullying being suffered by Australian children. The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 had its first reading in Parliament in December last year and a senate report on the bill is due in March. See more
Do you know someone under 18 that would be interested in sharing their views on issues for children and young people? The new Tasmanian Commissioner for Children, Mark Morrissey, would like to invite you to assist him with establishing a new way of hearing children and young people’s voices across Tasmania about the issues they face through new regional children and young person advisory groups. They are currently seeking children and young people who are interested in being part of these groups.
There will be two regional advisory groups in each region, North, North West and South. The groups will be 6 to 8 members with one for children under 12 years of age and the other for young people from 12 to 17 years of age. The advisory groups will meet in the region 3 to 4 times a year. See more
YOUNG people should have government benefits paid to their parents instead of their own accounts — until they turn 22 — under changes proposed to the welfare system. A report into Australia’s social security system has suggested simplifying welfare payments and places responsibility for financial support of young people firmly on their parents. Currently students are generally able to access their own welfare payments once they are 18 years old, and younger if they worked full-time, have a child or are unable to live at home due to extreme circumstances. The review led by Patrick McClure AO, noted that children were leaving home later, and suggested that if they were eligible for payments, this should be provided to their parents instead of being deposited into the young person’s account. See more