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.
An article in The Conversation looks at the reasons why young men continue to behave violently in urban areas, and the culture of male violence generally. Original article
The vast majority (89%) of 14–17-year-olds have mobiles; young people talk candidly about what they use them for. Original article
UNICEF has just released a report card about child wellbeing in 41 countries, and the effected of the economic crisis in Europe have been marked for children and young people although Australia did relatively well. Original story
This UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million. Original article