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ABCD Parenting


Families, parenting and carers


Service delivery

A website for those interested or involved in the ABCDs of parenting teenagers, whether a parent or a professional. The ABCD: Parenting young adolescents is a program for parents of children who are about to enter their teenage years. ABCD helps parents understand the challenges their children face as they negotiate this critical period in their lives. 
 www.abcdparenting.org  

ACT Health


Health, wellbeing and development


Government

Community Health provides a range of services to youth at risk in the community. These include information, assessment education and referral in all areas that affect the health of a young person. Services are provided in collaboration with other youth services at locations across Canberra. 

Website: health.act.gov.au/c/health?a=da&did=10046674

 

ACT Now


Participation, citizenship and volunteering


Non-government organisation

ActNow is run by The Inspire Foundation, an Australian not-for-profit organisation that creates opportunities for young people to change their world. It provides a forum for young people to discuss and act on issues important to them.

Website: www.actnow.com.au

 

ACTU Worksite


Employment and careers


Non-government organisation

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) have developed a website for students and young people to gain understanding of their rights at work. 

Website: www.worksite.actu.org.au

 

AFFIRM


Mental health


Research

AFFIRM, The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research, provides funding and advocates for the importance of mental health research. AFFIRM is located within the Australian National University.

Website: www.affirm.org.au

 

Alannah and Madeline Foundation


Abuse


Non-government organisation

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects.

Website: www.amf.org.au

 

Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA)


Alcohol and other drugs


Peak body, union or representative body

The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) is the peak, national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector, providing a national voice for people working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. 

Website: www.adca.org.au

 

Alcohol.gov.au


Alcohol and other drugs


Government

The Alcohol.gov.au website is maintained by the Department of Health and Ageing and includes information about alcohol-related health issues and Australian Government policy.

Website: www.alcohol.gov.au 

 

Angels Goal


Bullying


Non-government

'Bullying cannot only take your confidence; it can take over your life.' 

Angels Goal is an Australian anti-bullying organisation. 

More information 

 

Art Education Australia


Arts, music and culture


Non-government

Information for visual art educators and those researching visual arts education.

Website: www.arteducation.org.au

 

Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH)


Health, wellbeing and development


Non-government

The Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH) is a national, non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members who work together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are recognised and met within hospitals and the health care system in Australia. 

Website: www.awch.org.au

 

Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA)


Youth work


Peak body, union or representative body

ACWA is the NSW non-government peak body representing the voice of community organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Website: www.acwa.asn.au

 

Attorney-General's Department


Rights and legal issues


Government

The Australian Government Attorney-General's Department provides support to the Government in the maintenance and development of Australia's system of law and justice and its national security and emergency management systems. 

Website: www.ag.gov.au 

The website contains information on access to justice, crime and anti-discrimination issues.

 

Australia 21


Future studies


Research

Australia21 is an independent, non-profit organisation whose core purpose is multidisciplinary research and inquiry on issues of strategic importance to Australia in the 21st century. Their work concentrates on 4 thematic programs:

  • Australians in society
  • Australians in the landscape
  • Australia in the world
  • Building Australia's resilience

Website: www.australia21.org.au

 

Australia Council


Arts, music and culture


Government

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. Its mission is to enrich the lives of Australians and their communities by supporting the creation and enjoyment of the arts. 

Website: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au 

Contact information: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/contact_us

 

Australia's Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC)


Rights and legal issues


The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC) is a United Nations (UN) declaration that Australia signed up to in December 1990. It represents a set of rights that nearly every government in the world has agreed that all children are entitled to.

Website: http://www.ncylc.org.au/croc/home2.html 

 

Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)


Health and wellbeing


ANZOS is a scientific organisation of medical practitioners, dietitians, scientists and other health care professionals interested in obesity research, treatment or public health initiatives directed at the prevention of obesity.

http://www.anzos.com

 

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)


Education and training


Research

AARE is the national association for fostering educational research in Australia. 

Website: www.aare.edu.au

 

Australian Association of Social Workers


Youth work


Peak body

The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of Social Workers in Australia, with 6,000 members nationwide. 

Website: www.aasw.asn.au

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Media


Non-government

The ABC features a number of programs and services for young people, including triple j and Heywire.

Website: www.abc.net.au

 

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


Statistics


Government

The ABS provides a diverse range of statistical information about all aspects of life in Australia. 

Website: www.abs.gov.au 

 

Australian Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing


Research


Based in the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the Australian Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing is an innovative interdisciplinary 21st century centre that integrates technology, research, teaching and practice in fields pertaining to the culture and wellbeing of children and youth.

The Centre has a diverse and high profile advisory board, and a growing list of partners and collaborations. Experts, both field practitioners and academics from across all disciplines, are working with industry and a range of research friends on projects designed to have strong and sustainable practical outcomes.

www.fass.uts.edu.au/research/centres/accy/

 

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault


Violence


Clearinghouse

The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) is funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and is hosted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. ACSSA is a central collection point for research, information and resources about sexual assault in Australia. Their key role is to facilitate access to the growing evidence-base on sexual assault and to support organisations, agencies and others use research and evidence in shaping policy, practice and research directions in responding to, and reducing, sexual assault.

Website: www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/

 

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network


Mental health


Clearinghouse

Information for those involved in the care of children/youth and interested in the potential impact of trauma, loss and grief experiences. The network is based at the Australian National University in Canberra and has a national focus with links to key stakeholders across each state and territory.

Website: www.earlytraumagrief.anu.edu.au

 

Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN)


Health and wellbeing


ACAORN coordinates research collaboration among Australian child and adolescent obesity research groups.

http://www.acaorn.org.au

 

Australian Children's Television Foundation


Media


Non-government

The ACTF is a national non-profit organisation involved in providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, and which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience. The ACTF acts as a funding body for other children’s television producers offering both script development funding and production investment. Recent funding decisions can be found in the Funding section. 

Website: www.actf.com.au

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)


Technology and communication


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of:

  • broadcasting
  • the internet
  • radiocommunications
  • telecommunications.
The ACMA works closely with relevant industries to achieve active self-regulation, while ensuring industry compliance with licence conditions, codes and standards. The ACMA monitors the effect of regulations to ensure they are responsive to the community's needs.

www.acma.gov.au

 

Australian Council for Children and Youth Organisaitons


Care and protection


Non-government organisation

Australian Council for Children and Youth Organisaitons (ACCYO) is a national not-for-profit organisation that assists organisations to safeguard children and young people. The ACCYO Safeguarding Children Program provides effective standards, training and an accreditation program  that help organisations to strengthen their capacity to protect children and young people in their care.

Website: www.accyo.org.au

 

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


Education and training


Research organisation

In addition to conducting research in education, ACER provides a range of services to the sector, including test scoring services, AQTF survey processing, evaluation service for effective schools and professional learning opportunities for educators. 

Website: www.acer.edu.au 

 

Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)


Youth work


Peak body, union or representative body

The Australian Council of Social Service is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.

Website: www.acoss.org.au
 

Australian Council on Children and the Media


Media


Non-government

The ACCM (incorporated as Young Media Australia) provides information on the role that media experiences play in that development so that policy decisions and media development will build and maintain an environment that fosters the health, safety and wellbeing of Australian children.

Website: www.childrenandmedia.org.au

 

Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)


Disabilities


Clearinghouse

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) is a web based information source that provides up to date, accurate and comprehensive information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, accommodations and support services for people with disabilities.

Website: www.adcet.edu.au

 

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse


Abuse


Clearinghouse

This is a national resource on issues of domestic violence and family violence, a central point for the collection and dissemination of Australian domestic and family violence policy, practice and research. The clearinghouse produces quarterly newsletters and issue papers, in addition to comprehensive literature reviews and occasional research reports.

Website: www.austdvclearinghouse.unsw.edu.au

 

Australian Drug Foundation (ADF)


Alcohol and other drugs


Non-government organisation

The ADF is Australia’s leading body committed to preventing alcohol and other drug problems in communities around the nation. 

Website: www.adf.org.au

 

Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)


Alcohol and other drugs


Government

The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and other drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and internationally. ADIN is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the National Drug Strategy and managed by the Australian Drug Foundation.

Website: www.adin.com.au 

 

Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse


Families, parenting and carers


Clearinghouse

AFRC is an information and advisory unit that provides advice and information for families, including parenting, relationships between family members, family breakdown and other issues that affect family relationships.

Website: www.aifs.gov.au/afrc/

 

Australian Human Rights Commission


Disabilities,Rights and legal issues


Government

The Australian Human Rights Commission is the new name of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament. We are an independent statutory organisation and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General. 

Website: www.hreoc.gov.au 

 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


Health and wellbeing


Non-government organisation

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible to contribute to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians.

Website: www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au

 

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)


Indigenous youth


AIME Indigenous Corporation provides a six-year Mentoring Program for Indigenous Australian students to access while undertaking their high school studies from Year 7 through to Year 12. AIME partners university student volunteers in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a high school Indigenous student, for an hour a week over the course of a 17-week program. AIME's goals are to improve Year 10 completion rates, Year 12 completion rates and university admission rates for all participating students. 

aimementoring.com 

 

Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association


Mental health


Non-government

The overall aim of the Association is to actively promote the mental health and well being of infants, children, adolescents and their families or carers. 

Website: www.aicafmha.net.au

 

Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)


Crime and justice


Government

The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.

Website: www.aic.gov.au

 

Australian Institute of Family Studies


Families, parenting and carers


Government

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is an Australian Government statutory agency in the portfolio of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. It undertakes research into issues that affect family wellbeing. 

Website: www.aifs.gov.au 

It manages four clearinghouses:

  • The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA)
  • The Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse (AFRC)
  • The Communities and Families Clearinghouse Australia (CAFCA)
  • The National Child Protection Clearinghouse (NCPC)
 

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Disabilities,Health and wellbeing,Development and resilience


Government

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information. 

Website: www.aihw.gov.au

 

Australian Medical Association (AMA)


Health and wellbeing


The AMA is the representative body for registered medical practitioners and medical students. 

http://www.ama.com.au

 

Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association


Technology and communication


Non-government organisation

The AMTA provides information about safe use of mobile phones, cybersafety and bullying.

Website: www.amta.org.au 

 

Australian Multicultural Affairs


Cultural and linguistic diversity


Non-government organisation

The Foundation has adopted an active role to develop intercultural initiatives. It operates through consultation with all community organisations, institutions, other foundations, Government and employer and employee bodies. In addition to providing funding, programs and initiatives, it assists all Australians to participate in bodies, organisations and institutions that are important to citizenship and community responsibility.

Website: amf.net.au

 

Australian National Preventive Health Agency


Health and wellbeing


Promoting a Healthy Australia (the Australian National Preventive Health Agency) is committed to improving health outcomes for all Australians.  In partnership with the Commonwealth and the state and territory governments, the Agency is driving the national capacity for change and innovation around preventive health policies and programs.  

http://www.anpha.gov.au

 

Australian Policy Online


Policy


Clearinghouse

APO is a news service and library specialising in Australian public policy reports and articles from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. As well as research, the site features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources focused on the policy issues facing Australia.

The website and news service are considered essential reading for anyone interested in public policy issues in Australia. Australian Policy Online is a not-for-profit project of the Institute for Social Research in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology. 

Website: www.apo.org.au 

 

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)


Research


Research organisation

ARACY is a national non-profit organisation of more than 1200 members (organisations and individuals) involved in research and collaboration in the child and youth sectors.

Website: www.aracy.org.au

 

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)


Sexual health


The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) carries out interdisciplinary research on sexuality and health that, within the context of society, draws on a social model of health and promotes social justice. It is a leading national and an international Centre for research on sexuality, health and gender and for research training in these fields. It also aims to achieve international recognition for knowledge transfer into policy and practice.

www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/

 

Australian Securities and Investments Commission FIDO


Economic and financial issues


Government

FIDO is the consumer website of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). ASIC is the consumer protection regulator for financial services. They also regulate and enforce laws that promote honesty and fairness in financial products and services, in financial markets, and in Australian companies.  Their website includes information of relevance to young people, such as handing debt and scams and rip offs.

Website: www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/information-for/under-25s

 

Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM)


Media


Non-government

ATOM is an independent, non-profit, professional association for Teachers of Media and Teachers who wish to use media effectively in their classroom. ATOM aims to foster and encourage a generation of students who are both multi-literate and 'technologically savvy'. Metro Magazine and Australian Screen Education magazine are owned by the Australian Teachers of Media. 

Website: www.atomvic.org 

 

Australian Temperament Project


Alcohol and other drugs


Research organisation

The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is an ongoing, longitudinal study following young people’s psychosocial development from infancy to adulthood, investigating the contribution of personal, family, peer and broader environmental factors to adjustment and wellbeing.

Website: www.aifs.gov.au/atp/

 

Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC)


Youth work


Peak body

AYAC is Australia's national non-government youth affairs peak body, representing the rights and interests of young people and the sector that supports them. 

Website: www.ayac.org.au

 

Australian Youth Mentoring Network (AYMN)


Mentoring


Non-government organisation

The Australian Youth Mentoring Network is a national hub for youth mentoring research, tools and resources. The organisation works with interested youth mentoring organisations and practitioners to foster the growth and development of high quality mentoring programs for young people in Australia by providing a national base of collaboration, support, guidance and expertise. 

Website: www.youthmentoring.org.au

 

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR)


Indigenous youth


Non-government

ANTaR is the preeminent non-Indigenous national advocacy organisation dedicated specifically to the rights - and overcoming the disadvantage - of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Website: www.antar.org.au

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y [Other]

 

Support in tough times: Encouraging young people to seek help for their friends

A new report developed by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) and the NSW Mental Health Commission shows schools can improve the lives of students by recognising the important role of friends in seeking adult help for young people with mental health problems. Original article

24 Oct 2014

Researchers using social media for youth study

The Hunter Research Foundation will use social media as part of a study into why many young people find it difficult to transition from education to employment. Original article

24 Oct 2014

Equity in education

A number of recent reports and reviews look at ways to provide education equality in Australia. More information

24 Oct 2014

Radicalisation of youth: Current discussion

The concern for the involvement of young Australians in ISIS activities has been growing. Recent discussion has turned to looking at policy development as a way of addressing the issue. More information

24 Oct 2014

What sort of people do we want young Australians to be?

Andrew Peterson, Senior Lecturer in History and Civics Education at the University of South Australia, discusses the recommendations from the Review of the Australian Curriculum and the noted absence of moral and ethical development in past curricula. Original article

24 Oct 2014

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