An informal stack of books with strips of blue in different tones.

The following books are available for purchase through ACYS.

Small stories

Lloyd and Anthea Martin have taken young people into their home, provided alternative education and taken them on adventures in the outdoors. This collection of funny and sad stories spans thirty years of teaching and youth work in their community of Cannons Creek Porirua, New Zealand. Each story is followed with a short reflection linking ‘what actually happens’ to emerging ideas about how to support the development of all young people.

Apprentices: Young people in transition

Apprentices: Young people in transition is designed to enable those working with apprentices and young workers to better assist and support them to successfully complete their vocational preparation and move into full-time employment.

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.

'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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