Face the facts analyses emerging issues and upcoming trends in the youth sector, and presents information about these issues in several formats:
Briefings – an in-depth report that reveals the complex factors at play and presents a ‘lay of the land’ view of the key issues involved. We include the major players, relevant policy implications and indications of where this issue may go in the future.
Snapshots – a short, sharp overview of the issue’s major themes and critical points, combined with informative graphics and statistics.
Case studies - insightful reports on programs or services working in the Face the Fact topic area. These provide background information, analysis of what worked, and reflections on successes and areas for improvement.
Podcasts and webinars - interviews and discussions with experienced practitioners, recognised researchers, and young people provide the personal insights that are vital to round out understanding and knowledge of an issue.
A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows the number and rate of young people under youth justice supervision in Australia has dropped in recent years, but Indigenous young people continue to be over-represented. Original article
The Australian Government has endorsed the commitment by major Australian businesses to help address youth unemployment. Original article
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that skate parks are actually more likely to promote good behaviour - yet skate parks are often under threat from community opposition because of fears that young people who congregate at them will engage in anti-social behaviour. Original article
Flinders University researchers analysed data from more than 192,000 students from 22 countries and found that contrary to a popular view that increased videogame play can affect academic performance and concentration among teenagers, it in fact had little impact on exam results. Original article