Face the Facts 

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.


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Young Australians and sexual health

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Fighting for youth: Youth homelessness in WA

Representatives from several community service organisations speak out about the high rate of youth unemployment in Western Australia. Original article 

30 Jul 2014

A strong future for young people leaving out-of-home care

This paper from UnitingCare presents key learnings from a review of Australian and international policy and program approaches relevant to improving outcomes for young people who are transitioning from OOHC to adulthood.  Original article

30 Jul 2014

The relationship between brand-specific alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth

This study in the US finds that there is a robust relationship between youth's brand-specific exposure to alcohol advertising on television and their consumption of those same alcohol brands and provides further evidence of a strong association between alcohol advertising and youth drinking behavior. Original article

30 Jul 2014

Literature review: Sucide and social media

The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre has compiled information on the use of social media by young people expressing suicidal feelings. Original article

30 Jul 2014

New report shows young people experience most youth justice supervision within the community

Of all young people aged 10-17 under youth justice supervision over a 12 year period, most were likely to experience only community-based supervision, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Original article

30 Jul 2014

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