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Youth Studies Australia v.12 n.2
June 1993

It's too clean in here!: Motivating adolescents in hospital,
by Julia White and Kathy Walker

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2, pp.14-17

It is generally assumed that adolescents in hospital are there primarily for medical intervention. At Monash Medical Centre not only are these medical needs being satisfied but it is also recognised that the psychosocial needs of the adolescents are an important factor in the overall well-being of individuals regardless of their medical condition.

Work of Art: Occupational analysis of a children's hospital youth arts program,
by Sally Denshire

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2, pp.18-24

In Sydney's Camperdown Children's Hospital the Youth Arts Program for hospitalised adolescents links health and arts professionals with young people through creative arts media. Youth creativity as an emerging philosophy of approach is described in this paper.

Aboriginal Youth: Social issues and policy responses in Western Australia,
by Quentin Beresford

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2, pp.25-30

With the current increase in the Aboriginal youth population there is a corresponding need for clear policies to address the social effects on yet another generation of people who, subject to poverty and marginalisation, are severely 'at risk'.

For some life is a stage!: Adolescents and the imaginary audience,
by Phillip Slee

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2, pp.31-33

It would appear that the imaginary audience effect is alive and well among young Australian adolescents. The most probable explanation for its existence lies with the combination of physical, social and psychological changes that occur in young adolescents' lives and which result in a heightened self-consciousness and sensitivity. Young adolescents, particularly girls, are subject to quite a number of pressures which increase their sensitivity and vulnerability to perceived evaluation, particularly in the young adolescent period.

The Dinkum Oil: Information needs and life concerns of Australian adolescent girls,
by Susan Edwards and Barbara Poston-Anderson

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2, pp.34-37

This study explores the way in which a selected group of Australian adolescent girls perceive their life concerns and their need for information. They find that the girls want neither advice nor facts but are more keen on strategies and tactics.

Streetkids to schoolkids: Education as a solution to homelessness,
by Brian Corbitt

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2 pp.38-44

How can education address the problem of homeless young people? The solution, according to a former principal of a school that included the homeless among its student population, does not lie in the curriculum but in providing access and practical support.

More heat than houses: Housing and young people. The debate to date,
by Rodney Fopp

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2, pp.45-50

From the well publicised issue of young people and homelessness there has gradually emerged a substantial body of literature covering a plethora of related topics. In addition to reports and evaluations, research and commentary, the print media have also contributed to the debate. What are they and what are the implications which are and can be drawn? The following examination begins by noting some implications of the definitions which are sometimes used.

Progress or Promise: Transition from school to the world of work: Initiatives adopted by the government of Western Australia,
by Lachlan Crawford and John Williamson

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.2, pp.51-54

This article reviews the initiatives taken by the government of Western Australia to facilitate the transition of students from school to the world of work and discusses the reaction of members of the community to the introduction of one initiative - competency-based training - in the state's secondary schools.