Youth Field Xpress is a free monthly news briefing 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 217, September 2014
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Using data from specialist homelessness agencies, this bulletin from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare examines four cohorts, one of which is young people, vulnerable to homelessness and the differences in the housing outcomes both across and within the groups. Original article
The Pathways of Care longitudinal study (POCLS) is a new prospective longitudinal study designed to address the methodological limitations of previous research. The overall aim of this longitudinal study of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) is to collect detailed information about the wellbeing of children placed in OOHC in NSW and the factors that influence their wellbeing. Original article
An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook the most effective channel, according to a study from the University of Sydney surveying 3,600 young people (16-29 years) across Australia, the UK and the US. Original article
The Social Policy Research Centre has recently published its report, Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria, which finds that opportunities for autonomy and decision-making among children and young people with intellectual disability and their families remain limited despite the general trend from agency- to self-directed disability support. Original article