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Doing youth work in Australia

 

Doing youth work in Australia is a three-volume resource designed specifically for Australian youth workers and students of youth work courses.

Each volume contains a select range of contributions from the journal Youth Studies Australia chosen for their relevance to and practical significance for youth work in Australia today. The series is edited by Professor Rob White, Professor of Criminology, University of Tasmania and published by the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

This is the first time in the history of youth work in Australia that the writings of so many leading figures in the youth work field have been brought together in a focused series.

Within a very short space of time, the Doing youth work in Australia series is sure to become an indispensable resource for the youth work field.

Sounds of then, sounds of now: Popular music in Australia

At a time when Australian popular music is enjoying increasing international critical and commercial success, this wide-ranging new collection offers a critical revision of popular music's place in Australian society.

 

Concepts and methods of youth work

The first volume in the Doing youth work in Australia series, Concepts and methods of youth work, looks at the key issues of youth work as a career and as a profession, including models of youth work intervention, general youth work skills, and workplaces.

Youth work and youth issues

Doing youth work in Australia is a three-volume series edited by Rob White and published for the youth work field by ACYS Publishing.

The second volume, Youth work and youth issues, looks at the place of young people in the youth work enterprise, including issues such as youth participation, youth researching youth, health and wellbeing, mental health, sex and sexuality, homelessness and accommodation, and alcohol and drugs.

Youth work and social diversity

Doing youth work in Australia is a three-volume series edited by Rob White and published for the youth work field by ACYS Publishing.

Youth work and social diversity acknowledges, from a youth worker perspective, the diversity of Australian society in terms of culture, linguistics and a variety of social norms and ways of being. It covers the areas of youth work with Indigenous communities, young women, young men and refugees; and youth work in rural locations, integrated services and projects, hospitals, schools and residential care.

Outrageous! Moral panics in Australia

In this detailed examination of case studies, a distinguished group of experts demystifies the social processes of moral panic in Australia. Seventeen chapters explore not only the salience of the notion of moral panic in contemporary Australia, but also the relevance of moral panics in Australian history, the impact of new communication technologies and the demonisation of social categories, such as cultural minorities.

  

Youth subcultures: Theory, history and the Australian experience

This is the classic text on Australian youth subcultures and an essential guide to the lifestyle and cultural concerns of young people in Australia.

   

Researching youth

This collection of essays explores methodological issues in the field of youth studies, interrogates how we research youth, and links these discussions to contemporary theoretical debates in the social sciences.

  

Australian youth subcultures: On the margins and in the mainstream

This collection of essays explores the activities, attitudes, behaviours, images and experiences of young Australian people from widely diverse social backgrounds and personal circumstances.

  

Against the odds: Young people and work

This book is the first book to bring together such a wide range of perspectives on the subject of young people and work, and is essential reading for youth and community workers, teachers, academics, policymakers, politicians, as well as young people.

Youth, crime and the media

Leading Australian researchers and commentators explore how youth are represented in the media. This collection of papers shows how youth are too often represented as a threat to law and order, morality or community standards, and how the media can be used as an expression of youth culture.

  

Ethnic minority youth in Australia

From Vietnamese-Australian youth in Sydney's Cabramatta, to Muslim students in Port Hedland, this book provides stimulus for discussion, activity and further research, revealing much about Australian society's basic institutions, processes and structures and about the way we are dealing with questions of social justice, equity and human rights.

   

And when she was bad

Statistics and common knowledge tell us that young women compose only a minority of the cases dealt with in the juvenile justice system. Given these small (in comparison to male) numbers, it is unsurprising to find that facilities and programs to accommodate the needs of these young women are fewer in number and narrower in scope than those available to young men.

  

Opting out: Early school leavers and the degeneration of youth policy

This study by Peter Dwyer and the Youth Research Centre examines the causes and outcomes of early school leaving and considers policy implications and effective ways to respond to the issue.

NYARS Reports

The National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS is a cooperative arrangement between the Federal Government and the State, Territory governments to facilitate nationally-based research into current social, political and economic factors affecting young people. Each Australian state/territory has a NYARS representative. For details contact the federal government, Office for Youth.

Pregnancy loss linked to depression in young men

Young men whose partners have had an abortion or miscarriage are twice as likely to develop depression than those whose partners have never been pregnant, a new study has found. Original article

11 Aug 2011

New deal helps disadvantaged kids study

A new cooperative relationship agreement between The Australian National University and The Smith Family will support the Learning for Life program, which gives disadvantaged young people assistance stay engaged in their education. Original article

11 Aug 2011

Twelve going on 20: are girls reaching puberty earlier?

Research over the past 20 years has suggested girls are reaching puberty at an earlier age. Original article

11 Aug 2011

Grants for Community Projects to Prevent & Reduce Binge Drinking by Young People 12-24 Years

As part of the Australian Government’s Community Level Initiative of the National Binge Drinking Strategy, the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) is offering $10 million over two years for a third round of grants. Original article

11 Aug 2011

Falsely imprisoned children commence class action

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and law firm Maurice Blackburn have commenced a class action against the State of NSW on behalf of young people falsely imprisoned by NSW Police because of out-of-date bail information. Original article

11 Aug 2011

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