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 210, February 2014
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A collaboration between EY and ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation, Crossroads – Rethinking the Australian Mental Health System demonstrates that Australia urgently needs to evolve the way the mental health system is oriented in this country to be more efficient and avoid becoming economically unsustainable. Original article
White Ribbon Australia and Youth Action NSW have launched a survey of Young People’s Attitudes towards Domestic and Family Violence. It will be the first comprehensive national measurement of young people’s understandings of and attitudes towards domestic, family and intimate partner violence (DFV/IPV) in 15 years. Original article
A 43 per cent drop in attention levels was recorded when five drivers were tested as they checked Facebook on their mobile phones while driving the Attention Powered Car at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia in Perth. Original article
Research shows that young people are spending slightly more time online than they were five years ago. However, parents' perceptions and concerns about the effect of this has grown. Original article