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List of email discussion lists in the youth field

Lists focused on youth issues (research and practice)

Australian email discussion lists:

Notes:
  • The YARN list (Youth Affairs Research Network) closed in November 2007.
Announcement lists, rather than discussion lists, include:

International email discussion lists:

Lists with a specific subject focus:

Carers:
NSW Young Carer Association

Child abuse:
Childprotect
National Child Protection Clearinghouse

Drug and alcohol issues:
ADCA
DrugInfo Clearinghouse

Development:
Society for Research in Child Development list of communities

Education:
ACER email newsletters
Also see the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training web site

Experiential education:
See outdoor education discussion lists

Employment:
YES Discussion List

Family:
aifs-alert
http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/lists/listmenu.html

History:
H-Childhood
is an edited electronic network (based in the USA) focused on the history of childhood and youth. The network is co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) and H-Net.

Mental health:
AICAFMHA Youth Participation List and the
AICAFMHA Discussion List
 
MindMatters discussion group

Resilience; youth development:
Search Institute (USA) on resilience and developmental assets. Also see their HCHY listserv, 'Healthy Communities - Healthy Youth'

Rights:
HREOC

Rural issues:
YARN (Young Australian Rural Network) for rural youth

Students and tertiary education:
The (US) National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition hosts five listservs

Transport: The Dusseldorp Skills Forum web site has a section called Transport for young people in rural and regional Australia which includes an interest group on youth transport issues.