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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.

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.

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.

 

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.

'Let's talk about sex' - National survey

Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (YEAH) and the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) are conducting a national survey of young people on sex and sexual health education.  Original article

03 May 2012

New webinar series for the youth sector

The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) and the Youth Research Centre from the University of Melbourne will be co-presenting a webinar series, Open Space, looking at issues important to the youth sector. The first webinar entitiled Promoting young people’s wellbeing in communities will be held on 6 June at 2:30pm. Presenter Andrew Cummings from AYAC is joined by researcher, Richard Eckersley, Young and Well's Michelle Blanchard and other practitioners discussing the importance of community to the wellbeing of young people. Registration information

03 May 2012

Keep them safe interim review- workforce survey 2012

The NSW Government is undertaking an Interim Review of the NSW Action Plan Keep Them Safe: A Shared Approach to Child Wellbeing. This includes a survey targeting Mandatory Reporters across New South Wales. Original article

03 May 2012

Effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children and adolescents

A review conducted by the Anna Freud Centre and Tavistock Clinic in London suggests this treatment can be effective for a range of childhood disorders – though some disorders are more responsive to psychotherapy than others. Original article

03 May 2012

Youth Foyer for vulnerable young people in Victoria

Funding for a trial of youth foyers in Victoria has been included as part of the recently announced state budget, with first of three foyers to be built in Broadmeadows. Original article

03 May 2012

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