Face the Facts 

Face the facts analyses emerging issues and upcoming trends in the youth sector, and presents information about these issues in several formats:

Briefings – an in-depth report that reveals the complex factors at play and presents a ‘lay of the land’ view of the key issues involved. We include the major players, relevant policy implications and indications of where this issue may go in the future.

Snapshots – a short, sharp overview of the issue’s major themes and critical points, combined with informative graphics and statistics.

Case studies - insightful reports on programs or services working in the Face the Fact topic area.  These provide background information, analysis of what worked, and reflections on successes and areas for improvement.

Podcasts and webinars - interviews and discussions with experienced practitioners, recognised researchers, and young people provide the personal insights that are vital to round out understanding and knowledge of an issue.


Sexual Health briefing report cover

Young Australians and sexual health

You can download our briefing for a clear and comprehensive overview of academic research into emerging issues in youth sexual health education.

Download briefing

 

Sign up to receive Face the Facts alerts


Youthbeyondblue launches ‘Surviving Year 12’ fact sheets for students and parents

With the 2015 school year kicking off for students around Australia, the Youthbeyondblue website has published ‘Surviving Year 12’ fact sheets for students and parents. These fact sheets aim to help students prepare well for the year ahead and be aware of the supports that are available in the hard times. http://bit.ly/1K1h6DH

02 Feb 2015

‘Take back dinnertime’ and support youth organisations in Fone Free Feb

Fone Free Feb is a fundraising initiative that raises money for charitable organisations while highlighting our society’s dependence on mobile devices. Everyone is invited to host a meal for friends and family during February where diners switch off their phones for the duration of the meal and make a donation to help an organisation realise a specific dream. http://www.fonefreefeb.com

02 Feb 2015

Research identifies the barriers that stop young people from achieving their goals

A new national study from ReachOut.com, Australia’s leading online mental health service for young people, shows that the majority of Aussie teenagers (81%) set short-term or long-term goals, yet more than half of them (58%) may give up before they’ve managed to achieve them. http://bit.ly/1BQDNqu

02 Feb 2015

Indigenous youth 24 times as likely to be locked up, research shows

The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services released today showed indigenous young people aged 10 to 17 were almost 24 times as likely as non-indigenous young people to be locked up in youth detention centres in 2012-13.  bit.ly/1CFMNzW

30 Jan 2015

Appointment of Acting ACYS Director

Dr. Chris Rayner, Lecturer in Inclusive Education, at the University of Tasmania has been appointed as the Acting Director for the Australian Clearinghouse of Youth Studies (ACYS) following the news that Dr. Jeremy Prichard was stepping down from the role.  bit.ly/1CiCDGT

30 Jan 2015

  More news >