Youth Studies Australia ceased publication in December 2013

Youth Studies Australia was a peer-reviewed journal that for 32 years provided interdisciplinary, research-based information and analysis on issues affecting Australians from early adolescence to young adulthood. It ceased publication in December 2013 after funding was withdrawn in March 2013.

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Cover of Youth Studies Australia December 2013

Youth Studies Australia

ISSN 1839-4914

Volume 32, Number 4
December 2013

Contents of December 2013 issue

Body image of primary school children

According to new research from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), children are expressing dissatisfaction with their body size as early as 8-9 years old, and the majority of 10-11 year olds are trying to control their weight. Original article

23 Sep 2014

Unique Australian Rules program for Indigenous students in Cairns makes closing the gap a reality

Former Australian Rules football player, Rick Hanlon, established AFL Cape York House (CYH), a 48-bed residence set around an oval in Cairns, where students from remote communities can live while finishing secondary school. Original article

23 Sep 2014

Young Pacific islanders are not climate change victims – they're fighting

A young performance artist from the Marshall Islands will tell this week’s UN climate summit that it’s time for action. Original article

23 Sep 2014

10 tips for working with children & young people in care

The NGO Learning Centre has compiled video clips with some tips to OOHC caseworkers and managers, and include the advice and experiences from a young person who has been in care and works with CREATE Foundation. Original article

23 Sep 2014

YHunger Cookbooks

The Yhunger cookbooks, available through the NSW Healthy Kids website, are designed to be flexible to the different accommodation services, with options to cook 2,4 or 6 serves. Original article

23 Sep 2014

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