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

ACYS calendar of events in the youth field

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Conferences

Bringing It Together: Inaugural Australian Rock & Water conference

The inaugural Australian Rock and Water conference will be held in Newcastle, NSW on 16 October 2006. The conference themes are "Implementing Rock and Water in different contexts" and "Evaluating Rock and Water programs". Keynote speakers include Freerk Ykema, the founder of Rock and Water and owner of the Gadaku Institute.

Download the Rock and Water Conference Program and the registration form now, or email Michelle Gifford for more information.

Working with Boys, Building Fine Men

The Working with Boys, Building Fine Men conference has been held every two years since 1999. The published papers from the 2005 conference, Educating boys: the good news, is now available for $45.00 plus post and packing. The book includes contributions from over 40 leading academics and practitioners, with case studies from low socioeconomic settings, Indigenous communities, singe-sex and coeducational environments. Drawing from presentations at the conference, this is a must-have for all parents and educators.

The next Working with Boys, Building Fine Men conference will be in Newcastle on 4-6 July 2007. Keep checking this space for further updates.

Family and Community Strengths

The next Family and Community Strengths Conference will be held in Newcastle in 2008. The first Indigenous Family and Community Strengths Conference will be held immediately prior to this. Watch this space for more information closer to the conference.