Youth work and social diversity

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Youth work and social diversity
Doing youth work in Australia

Edited by Rob White

ACYS Publishing
December 2010
ISBN 9781875236633, 529pp

Youth work & social diversity

Doing youth work in Australia

Edited by Rob White

Having worked in the youth sector for over 20 years, I have found the journal Youth Studies Australia to be the most informative and stimulating resource available to youth workers. The recent three-volume series from YSA entitled Doing youth work in Australia is no exception. Rob White, as series editor, has done a tremendous job bringing together articles from many authors, covering both the theoretical and the complex practice issues of youth work in a systematic way. I recommend it to any youth worker new or old!

Tim Corney, Senior Manager, Incolink

Volume three, Youth work and social diversity, looks at:
  • working with Indigenous communities, including youth work in remote communities, the adoption of Nyungar cultural forms by youth workers, 'at-risk' Indigenous youth
  • working with young women, including issues of sexual abuse and violence
  • working with young men, including self-help support groups, young men and grief
  • working with culturally diverse communities, including drug education strategies, building capacity, young refugees and sport
  • hospitals, including motivating adolescents, youth arts programs
  • schools, including school-focused youth service; access, retention and participation
  • residential care, including blood-borne viruses
  • rural locations, including local services, mental health services, multimedia
  • integrated services and projects, including holistic and collaborative practice, best practice in youth work.

About the editor  

Rob White is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Criminology Research Unit at the University of Tasmania's School of Sociology and Social Work. Professor White is an internationally respected scholar in the fields of youth studies, sociology and criminology, and environmental and ecological justice. Among his books are: Youth & societyYouth subculturesNo space of their ownJuvenile justice; Crime & criminologyCrime & social controlCrime & societyControversies in environmental sociology;Crime prevention; and Crimes against nature. He has extensive practical experience in working with youth and community workers, police services, teachers, drug and alcohol workers, government policymakers and academic researchers.

Young people on remand in Victoria

This comprehensive report from Jesuit Social Services analyses current Australian and international trends in evidence-based prison policy in Australia and overseas. Original article

01 Mar 2011

The civic and political significance of online participatory cultures among youth transitioning to adulthood

Drawing on two large panel studies, this article from Digital Media and Learning finds that youth engagement in nonpolitical online participatory cultures may serve as a gateway to participation in important aspects of civic and political life, including volunteering, community problem-solving, protest activities, and political voice. Original article

01 Mar 2011

Bullying in an Aboriginal context

This paper from The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education describes part of the “Solid Kids Solid Schools” research process and discusses some of the results from this three year study involving over 260 Aboriginal children, youth, elders, teachers and Aboriginal Indigenous Education Officers (AIEO’s), and an Aboriginal led and developed Steering Committee. Original article

01 Mar 2011

Disability Care and Support - Draft report

The Productivity Commission has issued a draft report and recommendations for disability care and support systems in Australia. Original article

01 Mar 2011

Teens unaware of cancer vaccine benefits: survey

The ABC reports on a new study that found a quarter of teenage girls are not having the cervical cancer vaccine, despite it being free of charge at school. Original article

01 Mar 2011

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