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.
A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows the number and rate of young people under youth justice supervision in Australia has dropped in recent years, but Indigenous young people continue to be over-represented. Original article
The Australian Government has endorsed the commitment by major Australian businesses to help address youth unemployment. Original article
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that skate parks are actually more likely to promote good behaviour - yet skate parks are often under threat from community opposition because of fears that young people who congregate at them will engage in anti-social behaviour. Original article
Flinders University researchers analysed data from more than 192,000 students from 22 countries and found that contrary to a popular view that increased videogame play can affect academic performance and concentration among teenagers, it in fact had little impact on exam results. Original article
Recently released, The Elders’ Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide, recommends that Indigenous elders should be put in charge of arresting an epidemic of youth suicide in Aboriginal communities. Original article