Youth Field Xpress is a free monthly newsletter for youth researchers, youth workers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in youth issues. It contains news of research projects, reports, programs, projects and events that are relevant to the Australian youth sector and supporting services.
Number 207, November 2013
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The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre has released a new study that demonstrates moderated chat rooms are an invaluable tool for vulnerable young people with a chronic illness or disability – building strong peer-to-peer networks and resilience. Original article
This qualitative study involved consultations with 19 workers from six key agencies involved in out-of-home care and leaving care practice and policy to examine the current experience of, and support services available, to young people with a disability transitioning from out-of-home care in Victoria. Original article
The Department of Social Services has posted a video of 21 year-olds with disability speaking about their achievements, what it means to turn 21, and their hopes for the future. Original article