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Our journal, Youth Studies Australia, is issued quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Acronyms

AAAH Australian Association for Adolescent Health
AASN Active Australia Schools Network
AAYPIC Australian Association for Young people in Care: see CREATE Foundation
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACCP Australian Council for Children and Parenting -- Formerly, National Council for Prevention of Child Abuse
ACEC Australian Council of Education Centres
ACEE Australian Centre for Equity through Education
ACER Australian Council for Educational Research
ACOSS Australian Council of Social Services
ACSSO Australian Council of State School Organisations
ACTF Australian Children's Television Foundation
ACTU Australian Council of Trades Unions
ACWA Association of Childrens Welfare Agencies
ACYO Australian Council of Youth Organisations
ACYS Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
ACYS Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
ADAWS Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service
ADF Australian Drug Foundation
AFHO Australian Federation of Homelessness Organisations
AFS American Field Service
AHURI Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
AICAFMHA Australian Infant Child Adolescent Family Mental Health Association
AIFS Australian Institute of Family Studies
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ALGA Australian Local Government Association
AMA Australian Medical Association
AMYA Australian Middle Years Association
ANCD Australian National Council on Drugs
ANTA Australian National Training Authority
APPA Australian Primary Principals Association
ARACY Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
ARERA Australian Rural Education Research Association
ARY Australian Rural Youth
ASC ACTIVE AUSTRALIA - Australian Sports Commission
ASCS Australian Services Cadet Scheme
ASEC Adolescent Services Enfield Campus
ASTF Australian Student Traineeship Foundation: became the Enterprise and Career Education Foundation or ECEF, which then became part of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training.
ATSIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ceased)
ATYP Australian Theatre for Young People
AUSEINET Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health
AWCH Australian Association for the Welfare of Child Health
AYAC Australian Youth Affairs Coalition
AYAD Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development
AYCS Australian Young Christian Students
AYCWM Australian Young Christian Workers Movement
AYF Australian Youth Foundation: became the the Foundation for Young Australians
AYPAC Australian Youth Policy and Action Coalition
AYPE Australian Youth Parliament for the Enviroment
BB Boys' Brigade Australia
BSV Berry Street Victoria
BYIA Burdekin - Youth in Action
BYS Brisbane Youth Service
BYS Byron Youth Services
CACTUS Carers and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Teenagers United in Support
CAH Centre for Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne
CALD Culturally and linguistically diverse
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CCA Crippled Children's Association of SA Inc.
CET Community Education and Training
CHAIN Community Health for Adolescents in Need Inc.
CHP Council to Homeless Persons
CMYI Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
CNYJ Church Network for Youth Justice
COAG Council of Australian Governments
COPSG Children of Prisoner's Support Group Co-op Ltd
COSS Colony Outreach Support Service
COSS Council of Social Services
CREATE CREATE Foundation Ltd
CRLRA Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia
CVA, ATCV Conservation Volunteers Australia
CYDS Centre for Youth Drug Studies
CYS Copeland Youth Service Inc.
CYSS, ALIA Children's and Youth Services Section, Australian Library and Information Association
CYTS, YSTC Community and Youth Training Services
DCI Defence for Children International - Australian Section
DEETYA Department of Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs: now the Department of Education, Science and Training. For youth affairs issues, see the Department of Family and Community Services, Youth Bureau
DEST Department of Education, Science and Training
DETYA Department of Education Training and Youth Affairs - November 2001: now the Department of Education, Science and Training. For youth affairs issues, see the Department of Family and Community Services, Youth Bureau
DGL DGL International - Custodian Program
DICS Drug Information and Counselling Service
DofE Duke of Edinburgh's Award
DSF Dusseldorp Skills Forum
ECEF Enterprise and Career Education Foundation - ceased
ECEF Enterprise and Careers Education Foundation: now part of the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training.
ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Traffic in Children for Sexual Purposes)
EdNA Education Network Australia
ERMS Edmund Rice Mentoring Support
ESL English as a second language
EYIN Ethnic Youth Information Network: Replaced by the Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
FAB First Australian Business
FaCSIA Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
FECCA Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia
FLA Future Leaders of Australia
FReeZA FReeZA
FRY Federation of Rural Youth
FYA Foundation for Young Australians
GB Girls Brigade Australia,
GC Green Corps, Young Australians for the Environment
GLBT Gay, lesbian, bixexual and transgender
GLYSSN Gay and Lesbian Youth Social Support Network
Inc.) WA and Queensland
HREOC Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
IYEC Institute for Youth, Education and Community
JJJ Triple J
JPET Job Placement, Employment and Training
JPP Jobs Pathways Program
JSS Jesuit Social Services
MA Mission Australia
MCEETYA Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
MYSA Multicultural Youth South Australia Inc.Formerly, Multicultural Youth Network of SA
NAAH NSW Association for Adolescent Health
NAAH NSW Australian Association for Adolescent Health
NAPCAN National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
NCPC National Child Protection Clearinghouse
NCVER National Centre for Vocational Education Research
NCYS National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies: see
Australian
Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
NCYLC National Children's and Youth Law Centre
NESB Non-English speaking background
NIYLG National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group
NIYPAA National Institute of Youth Performing Arts - Australia
NMHS National Mental Health Strategy
NNAAMI National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill parent/s, Australia
NPEAB National Police Ethnic Advisory Bureau
NSPS National Suicide Prevention Strategy
NTYAN Northern Territory Youth Affairs Network
NUS National Union of Students
NYA National Youth Agency (UK)
NYAC/NYAN National Youth Affairs Coalition/Network
NYARS National Youth Affairs Research Scheme
NYCC Northern Youth Coordinating Committee, Tasmania
NYCH National Youth Coalition for Housing Inc.
NYI National Youth Initiative
NYIN NESB Youth Issues Network (Non-English speaking background Youth Issues Network)
NYPS National Youth Participation Strategy
OFY / OYA Office for Youth/ Office of Youth Affairs, in each State Government
PASTA Professional Association of SRC Teacher/Advisers
PCYC Police and Citizens Youth Clubs
PICYS Perth Inner City Youth Service
POWA Promoting Optimism WA
QGYSPS Queensland Government Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy
RAIN Recycling for Adolescents In Need
RC34 Research Committee 34 (Youth), International Sociological Association
RCVET Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training, UTS
REDI Resilience Education and Drug Information
RYIS Rural Youth Information Service
RYOT Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania Inc
SAYAB South Australian Youth Arts Board
SJAA St John Ambulance Australia
SLSA Surf Life Saving Australia
SPAUMAY South Port Anglican Uniting Ministries Among Youth
SRA Society for Research on Adolescence (USA)
STARS STARS - Students That Action Reconciliation Seriously
SYC Service to Youth Council Inc.
SYFS Southern Youth and Family Services
TAFE Technical and Further Education
TC Teen Challenge
TYA Trust for Young Australians see Foundation for Young Australians
TYCC Tolosa Youth and Community Centre, Youth Activity Service
UNYA United Nations Youth Association of Australia
VAYC Victorian Association of Youth in Communities
VECO Vocational Education Community Online
VET Vocational Education and Training
VIVAIDS VIVAIDS - The Victorian Drug User Group
VoY Voices of Youth
VSDC VSDC - Services for Deaf Children
VYDP Victorian Youth Development Program
VYRC Victorian Youth Reconciliation Committee
WFD Work for the dole
WRC Welfare Rights Centre
YAA Young Achievement Australia
YAA Youth Accommodation Association NSW
YACCA St George Youth and Community Association
YACSA Youth Affairs Council of South Australia Inc.
YACVic Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
YACWA Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia
YADA Young Adults Disabled Association Inc.
YAG Youth Advisory Group Tasmania
YAL Young Australia League
YALS Youth Advocacy and Legal Service
YANQ Youth Affairs Network of Queensland
YAP Youth Action Program
YAPA Youth Action and Policy Association
YAQ Youth Arts Queensland
YARD Youth Affairs Research and Development / Centre for Youth Affairs Research and Development
YARN Youth Affairs Research Network
YARN Young Australian Rural Network
YB Youth Bureau
YCA Youth Challenge Australia
YCACT Youth Coalition of the ACT
YEA Young Engineers Australia
YES Youth Environment Society
YET Youth Enterprise Trust
YF Youth Futures
YFCA Youth for Christ Australia
YFO Youth Forum Online
YFS Youth and Family Service Logan City Inc.
YFU Youth for Understanding International Student Exchange
YFX Youth Field Xpress e-newsletter
YHA YHA Australia
YIC Youth Involvement Council Inc.
YL Youth Link
YMA Young Media Australia
YMCA Young Mens Christian Association
YNOT Youth Network of Tasmania
YNPA Young National Party of Australia
YRC Youth Research Centre
YSA Youth Serving Australia Association Inc.
YSA Youth Studies Australia journal
YSAS Youth Substance Abuse Service
Yspace Yspace: The International Youth and Public Space Network
YSTC Youth Sector Training Council
YWAM Youth With a Mission
YWCA Young Women's Christian Association