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Youth Studies Australia vol.12 no.3
September 1993

Travelling in the Wilderness: Experiential learning and youth-at-risk,
by Robert Sveen

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.14-20

A review of experiential programs aiming to widen the debate regarding our social and legal response to adolescent offending. The models of wilderness-based programs have been highlighted as an avenue to achieve a more holistic, heuristic and humanistic approach.

Risks and Rewards: Early intervention through a wilderness program,
by Nerida Bowling and Mary Williams

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.21-24

'Leading small groups is hard work. Make that a group of 'persons in need' and it is harder still. Counsellors, teachers and therapists need all the help they can get in order to bring about growth in their charges. Adventure based counselling can provide some of that help. Based on a mixture of experiential learning, outdoor education and group counselling techniques, it is a tool that can be adapted to almost any setting where group work is practised' (Schoel, Prouty and Radcliffe 1988).

Developing a course for young offenders,
by Mark Collis and Michael Griffin

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.25-28

This evaluation of a 12-week program (which only one of its original 13 participants completed) finds a number of reasons for the program's failure.

Shaftesbury Youth Program: A model for early intervention,
by Monica Novick and Annette Glasgow

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.29-30

Shaftesbury is about prevention - prevention of crisis events. It does not wait for youth to get into difficulty before offering help. It gets in there and reaches out to these young people offering direction, motivation and support. Shaftesbury is an effective program, providing early intervention and support to youth at risk. The program is clearly defined, and the concepts of friendship, support and referral provide the foundation for this successful, early intervention program.

Youth Subculture: Does it exist in the Real World?,
by Lisa Catherine Ehrich

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.31-33

This essay examines the idea of youth subculture as a manifestation of fashion conscious sociologists and xenophobes. The author does not wish the paper to be taken as a serious attack on ethno methodology but rather as an alternative perspective on a subject which she feels has many loopholes yet commands considerable academic respect.

Ethnic Schools: A first state study,
by Frances Hearn & William Ramsay

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.34-38

This is the first of two articles reporting a study of ethnic schools. Given the lack of information about these schools across Australia, the study is also an attempt to record an original documentation of ethnic schools in one state, Tasmania. This first article describes the emergence of ethnic schools Australia-wide and then reports the development of ethnic schools in Tasmania, particularly in Hobart, where most Tasmanian ethnic schools exist. The second article (in YSA Summer 1993) will present an account of selected schools which are interesting for their specific character. They also serve as examples of the ethnic school in the process of development.

Some day, when my health is good...: The experiences of young Southeast Asian refugees in Australian schools,
by Pranee Rice, Alan Rice and Pratin Dhamarak

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.39-43

Southeast Asian refugee children and adolescents face considerable trauma upon resettlement in a Western Country. Health problems and learning difficulties are among the ongoing problems discussed in this report.

The forgotten in-betweens: Middle to late adolescents with psychiatric disorders,
by Joan M Haliburn

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.44-48

Joan M Haliburn argues here for greater recognition of the special needs of mid to late adolescents and young adults.

Youth participation in youth-focused research,
by Victoria Wilkins Kerry Bryans and Sue Hetzel

Youth Studies Australia, v.12 n.3, pp.49-52

The involvement of young people as co-researchers in youth-focused research is (happily) increasing. This article reports on a study of partnerships between young people and professionals in 11 Australian research projects. It describes their experiences of, and beliefs about, this form of youth participation.