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

You can download our briefing for a clear and comprehensive overview of academic research into emerging issues in youth sexual health education.

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Young and Well CRC: Putting Technology into Practice

Collating the best available evidence, researchers conducted a comprehensive literature review exploring how technology has been used to engage young people in face-to-face clinical services, as an adjunct to face-to-face treatment and the interventions employed to promote the uptake of technologies by professionals in practice. Original article

21 Oct 2014

SBS Insight: Violent Femmes

Although males are responsible for most violent assaults in Australia, there has been an increase in violent offences committed by females, many of them aged 14-25. Victims and perpetrators discuss why.  Original article

21 Oct 2014

Young Carers Bursary program

The Young Carer Bursary Programme provided by Carers Australia assists young carers to continue or return to study. By relieving the financial pressure to undertake part-time work, the programme will help those in greatest need to combine education with caring responsibilities. Original article

21 Oct 2014

'Ice' destroying rural youth

ABC News reports on how crystal meth has affected the rural town of Smithton in Tasmania's north west, particularly young people and the limited services supporting them in the region. Original article

21 Oct 2014

The impacts of gambling on families and young people

A recording is now available online from the recent Child Family Community Australia webinar on the impact of problem gambling on families and current research into gambling and young people. Original article

21 Oct 2014

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