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Re-engaging young people in education

Professor Barry Down with Dr Kathryn Choules conducted a major study ‘The Secondary Engagement Evaluation Project in Low SES' on behalf of the Western Australian Department of Education to examine how several Big Picture inspired schools successfully re-engaged young people in education. Original article

beyond blue chairman Jeff Kennett says young people biased against indigenous Australians

Results from a survey on people's attitudes towards discrimination has been published by beyond blue. The findings show that a significant number of young people hold negative perceptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Kids these days aren't what they used to be — they're a lot better. So why the fuss?

Commentary from the The Independent (UK) stresses that reports on young people need to be kept in perspective, as youth crime and teen pregnancy are both down, as well as smoking and drinking. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Teen insomnia linked to depression

Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia found that the presence of insomnia was independently linked with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder among teens. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Does financial stress impact on young people in tertiary study?

This paper from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research uses data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth to explore whether individual circumstances may influence this relationship; for example, whether the combination of work and study or living status (living independently compared with living with parents) contributes to financial stress. Original article

31 Jul 2014

Gay and bisexual youth are nearly 4 times more likely to attempt suicide

The study was the first of its kind to use US survey data to break down the link between race and the mental health of LGB (which it calls "sexual minority") youth ages 13 to 18. Original article

31 Jul 2014

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