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101 Things to Do on the Street : Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work (2011)
Book full of creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11--19 explore personal, social and emotional issues.
Child Protection (2018)
The reported prevalence of child maltreatment – neglect; physical, emotional and sexual abuse; and exposure to family violence – is at unacceptable levels in Australia.
Child Protection: The Essential Guide for Teachers and Other Professionals whose Work Involves Children (2012)
Covers all aspects of child abuse and neglect and presents recent case studies of acts of abuse and the ways they have been dealt with in recent times.
Articles on any aspect of administration, supervision, casework, group work, community organization, teaching, research or interpretation that extends knowledge in any child-family welfare or related service.
Children and Young People at Risk
Many Australian children and young people are at significant risk of abuse and neglect. The reported prevalence of child maltreatment (neglect, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse) is at alarming levels.
Children Living in Poverty (2014)
Examines the problems of child poverty from a global and Australian perspective.
Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal
Published by the Association of Childrens Welfare Agencies and NSW Family Services Inc. The journal is issued three times per year and is aimed at practitioners and managers who provide programs and services for vulnerable children, young people and families.
Australian Institute of Family Studies. ‘Family Matters’ is a lively and informative journal for students, family service providers, policy makers, and anyone interested in families. Readers will find the latest Australian and international research on family trends, family breakdown, what makes for strong and enduring marriages, child development, economic and social policy, and a range of other family-related issues.
Mental Health and Growing Up: Factsheets for Parents, Teachers and Young People (2012)
Collection fact sheets of various mental health issues. Explains the problem, causes and effects, practical tips to deal with it, the treatments available, available evidence and sources of further help.
Self-Harm and Young People
Explores the prevalence of self-harm, identifies the warning signs, and addresses the many myths and misconceptions. Advice is also presented on how to deal with these behaviours for people who self-harm and their concerned friends and families.
Single Parent Families
Explores the changes and challenges for the parents and children of single parent households, and confronts the myths about single parent families. Additionally the book addresses the emotional impacts, financial costs and the issue of welfare dependency.
Presents the latest statistics on young offenders. It also provides an overview of the juvenile justice system in Australia, including current trends in the detention and diversion of young offenders.
Youth Unemployment (2015)
Presents youth employment statistics and report findings, explores a range of strategies aimed at tackling youth unemployment and underemployment.
AIHW - Child protection
Child protection data Educational outcomes for children in care etc
Applying community capacity-building approaches to child welfare practice and policy
It is recognised that the welfare of children and families cannot be separated from the health of their community. However, much child welfare practice focuses on individual children and families, with limited resources devoted to influencing community-level factors. Community capacity-building is an approach that attempts to increase a given community's capacity to solve collective problems. It aims for "grassroots", "bottom-up", and sustainable solutions to problems.
Ask Izzy is a website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling and much more.
It is free and anonymous, with over 370,000 services listed across Australia.
And if you're on the Telstra or Vodafone mobile networks, you can access Ask Izzy on your phone even if you don't have credit or access to wifi.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. AIFS conducts original research to increase understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited, or ANROWS, is a unique research organisation, being one of the only national organisations across the world tasked with building, translating and disseminating the evidence base to inform policy and practice on women’s and children’s safety.
Child Family Community Australia
CFCA is an information exchange for practitioners, policy-makers, service providers and researchers working with children, families and communities.
CFCA provides evidence-based resources and interactive assistance for professionals working to protect children, support families, and strengthen communities across Australian jurisdictions.
Child Rights Information Network
We are a creative think tank producing new and dynamic thinking on human rights, focusing on children and young people. We believe children deserve to have their rights fully recognised and respected, just as all humans do.
Children & Youth 2018
Reports and statistics on children & youth
Family and Relationships
Links from government and non-government sources.
Longitudinal Surveys' of Australian Youth
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) track young people as they move from school into further study, work and other destinations. It uses large, nationally representative samples of young people to collect information about education and training, work, and social development.
SNAICC : National Voice for Children
For the last 40 years, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children has been a passionate national voice representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Teenagers and Communication
Negative communication is a common cause of conflict between a parent and teenagers. Appreciate that your teenager has a different view of the world and respect their opinions. Establish reasonable house rules in consultation with your teenager.
YMCA Family and Children's Services
The Perth YMCA Perth is committed to offering a safe, affordable, age-appropriate environment for children and their parents with professional, caring and motivated staff.
Legislation, facts, publications and data.
Australian & NZ journal of family therapy
Aims to represent not only family therapy, but any clinical approaches that can broadly be described as innovative or contextual.
Journal of Family Studies
The 'Journal of Family Studies' is a refereed international journal with three issues per year. The focus of the Journal is on the wellbeing of children in families in process of change. It publishes research articles and practical papers of interest to academics, researchers, administrators, educators, mediators, lawyers, and clinicians.
Streaming videos / DVDs
A sense of identity
Child Psychologist Andrew Fuller hosts a frank, honest discussion of identity with a panel of teens of various ages, gender and cultural background
Books in the Library
At Risk Youth
This text provides the conceptual and practical information on key issues and problems that you will need to prepare effectively for work with at-risk youth. Each chapter has resources that direct you to interesting and informative You Tube, TEDTalk, and research sites to expand upon and illustrate the written information. The authors describe and discuss the latest research-supported, evidence-based prevention and intervention techniques that will help you perform your job successfully and improve the lives of young people at risk.
Child abuse and neglect
1. The vulnerable young child
2. Neglect and sexual abuse
3. Psychological and physical abuse
his book's intention is to reveal what is really happening in our society and to spur people into action to turn this shameful and complex problem around so that abuse stops and healing can begin.
Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities
This title aims to: situate child and family health and nursing within the environmental, social, economic, and political contexts; Acknowledge diversity and difference as they influence child and family health and health care; critically analyse contemporary approaches to child and family health promotion; provide a practice development framework for improving effectiveness in child, youth and family nursing; and provide evaluative tools for assessing health-promoting programs.
Emotional Literacy for Adolescent Mental Health
This book offers a diversity of non-verbal experiential exercises, skills, and interventions for working with adolescents who may be facing particular challenges at a complex time in their lives.
Youth Work & Youth Issues
Looks at: youth participation, youth partnerships and the participation of marginalised young people; youth researching youth, health and wellbeing, young deaf people, suicide prevention, primary health care; mental health, services for homeless young people, and services for people with complex needs; sex and sexuality, including sexuality education, sexual health, masculinity, HIV/AIDS, sexual coercion, same sex attracted people; homelessness and accommodation; and alcohol and drugs.