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ACYS books include titles such as Researching youth; Ethnic minority youth, Youth, crime and the media, and others on youth subcultures, and young people and work.

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Programs on at-risk youth

There are many programs that come and go in the youth field serviing the interests of "at-risk" youth, and this is not a comprehensive listing. It serves to give an overview of the type of program initiatives that have been developed.

CAPER (Child and adolescent psychological and educational resources)
This site is produced by a group of people who have developed a range of educational and psychological resources in relation to 'at-risk' children, adolescents and families. The website focuses on issues to do with stress, violence in schools (bullying) and teacher education. Website: http://www.caper.com.au

Project Hahn
This is a primary prevention program, focusing on supporting young people at risk or disadvantaged due to personal circumstances, location or economic conditions. Project Hahn provides opportunities for young people to take part in outdoor recreation activities that encourage aspects of personal and social development. Website: http://www.projecthahn.tas.gov.au


The Youth Enterprise Trust
This is an independent charitable organisation assisting disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 24 years through a personally challenging and intense program that begins in the wilderness of the Carnarvon Ranges in Central Queensland, then moves to semi-rural South East Queensland for practical follow-up. The program is completed when, using personal and vocational goals which are developed during this intense two-week experience, Graduates receive 12 months of encouragement and support by telephone from a volunteer 'off-sider'. Website: http://www.yet.net.au/