Youth Field Xpress is a free monthly news briefing for youth researchers, youth workers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in youth issues. It contains news of research projects, reports, programs, projects and events that are relevant to the Australian youth sector and supporting services.
Number 222, February 2015
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A new report on the Brotherhood of St Laurence ‘Community VCAL’ (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program describes the evolution of an integrated approach to assisting young people through teaching, wellbeing and pathways support. Original article
Malcolm Smith, Senior Lecturer Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology, notes that Australian law has not kept up with the increasing number of Australian children accessing specialist health services for gender dysphoria treatment. Original article
This is the first national Australian longitudinal study investigating the economic, personal and social costs of youth homelessness over time across a broad range of locations. Original article