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'Deconstructing hegemonic masculinity: An approach for high school students',
by Michael Paulsen

Youth Studies Australia, v.18, n.3, September 1999, pp.12-17

Michael Paulsen writes about a program which is specifically targeted at boys but which is based on the premise that the deconstruction of hegemonic masculinity will improve school life for both girls and boys. His approach embraces the concept that there is no such thing as masculinity, only a hierarchy of multiple masculinities struggling for dominance.

'Violence within relationships: What young people have to say',
by Chris Smith

Youth Studies Australia, v.18, n.3, September 1999, pp.18-24

This paper gives a group of young Australians a voice to talk about their experiences of violence in relationships and gives the reader an insight into how services might target and involve young people in violence prevention strategies. ()

'Young people and mental health - customer service',
by Sharon Wright and Graham Martin

Youth Studies Australia, v.18, n.3, September 1999, pp.25-29

This is the second part of a discussion of 'Out of the Blues' - a demonstration unit funded under the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy to provide care for young people suffering from depression, and focuses on the principles of customer service which have been identified as part of the working philosophy of the project.

'Workers and harm reduction: Who's using what and why',
by Ross Lambert and Ali Marsh

Youth Studies Australia, v.18, n.3, September 1999, pp.30-36

A cross-sectional survey of the use of one of Australia's three official strategies - harm reduction - finds that both workers and clients generally support the approach but that the application of techniques is restricted because of a lack of resources, a lack of training and concern that governing agencies do not approve of certain techniques.

'A fair go? The problems and needs of international and non-English-speaking background students at Australian universities',
by Krzysztof Batorowicz

Youth Studies Australia, v.18, n.3, September 1999, pp.37-40

With more international students coming to Australia every year for their education, it is time to ask how welcome do we make them feel, and how accommodating are our universities to their needs? A study at the University of Southern Queensland found that the process of internationalisation of Australian universities still faces many obstacles and that a formal policy on internationalisation or multiculturalism would benefit students from different cultures - and ourselves as well.

Seeking counsel: Young people's involvement in local government decision making processes',
by Karen Paterson

Youth Studies Australia, v.18, n.3, September 1999, pp.41-46

Local governments in NSW are now required to prepare social or community plans which describe the local community, identify the key needs of this community and formulate strategies to address these needs. Karen Paterson outlines a project aimed at providing local councils with information about how councils consult young people and what they consult about, and how young people would like to be consulted and what they would like to be consulted about.

Mapping career options for youth workers',
by Judith Bessant and Ruth Webber

Youth Studies Australia, v.18, n.3, September 1999, pp.47-51

Youth work is considered a small but significant component of the social and community services industry; however, there is tremendous occupational diversity within the youth sector and quite often it is not clear where the boundaries are between youth work and other human service work. To clarify the picture for prospective youth workers, the authors provide an overview of this sometimes complex network of career options.