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Submission to the Australian Youth Forum consultation / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Duizend, Emily.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 5 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence values this opportunity to contribute to the consideration of the role and functions of the Australian Youth Forum (AYF). As stated in Article 12 of the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child, to which Australian is a signatory, children and young people have a right to participate in the decisions that affect them. BSL believes this is true whether the young person will be affected directly as an individual or as members of a wider community. It is also a right that should be afforded to all young people. We agree with the Government’s concern expressed in the discussion paper that the Australian Youth Forum should be inclusive of the voices of young people who face disadvantage. There are several reasons for this: The ALP pre election document on Social Inclusion asserts that that having one’s voice heard and valued is a key element in achieving social inclusion (Guillard and Wong 2007). Many young people who are disengaged or ‘at risk’ have valuable insights to contribute to the Australian community and yet their voices and opinions are rarely sought, compounding their exclusion from full participation in society. BSL acknowledges that seeking the opinions of disadvantaged young people can be challenging, and may require creative and flexible approaches. More traditional methods of youth consultation, such as youth parliaments and roundtables, often exclude the participation of disadvantaged young people. However, BSL believes that hearing from those young people who are disadvantaged is both valuable and achievable. Providing opportunities for young people to participate in the civic life of their community – to be active citizens – is an important factor in building young people’s sense of agency. Social participation in community life has been noted as a key factor in engaging people with employment, family and community as well as enabling the development of transferable work skills (McClure 2000). As such, social participation plays an important role in assisting young people to make a successful transition from school to work. However, while social connectedness has been identified as important to the development of young people, disadvantaged young people have been shown to have unequal access to civic and social engagement when compared to their more advantaged peers (Boese & Scutella 2006). Finally, consultation with young people is a crucial prerequisite to ensuring that the policies and services designed by government to assist and support young people, are indeed appropriate, effective and well targeted to maximise the social and economic participation of all young people. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

The experiences of young people : how do their living arrangements impact? /

by Mission Australia Research and Social Policy.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Mission Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This publication explores the experiences of young people who are homeless or in foster care. Results draw from the National survey of young Australians 2008. In 2008 Mission Australia conducted its seventh annual National survey of young Australians with over 45,000 young people aged 11-24 years. The survey aimed to identify the important and emerging issues for young people through a series of questions on what they value, their issues of concern, where they turn for advice and support and who they admire.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Street kids: Australia's alienated young. /

by Wilson, Paul | Arnold, Josie.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. Collins Dove 1986Description: 121 p. Bibliography: p. 112-121.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Global Youth Wellbeing Index

by International Youth Foundation.

Description: HTML.Online Access: Youth Index (Website) Notes: Full report "The 2017 Youth Wellbeing Index" is also available to download on the website. Summary: Scores for countries are on a scale of 0 to 1, with 1 being the highest. Scores are given across seven domains comprised of a total of 35 indicators, and six of the seven domains include a youth perceptions indicator. Ranks are assigned based on the numeric scores from highest to lowest.Availability: (1)

Passions, people and appreciation : making volunteering work for young people : a report for NYARS. /

by Ferrier, Fran | Roos, Ian | Long, Michael.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Family and Community Services on behalf of National Youth Affairs Research Scheme 2004Description: vi, 154 p.Notes: April 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Foundation for Young Australians. /

by The Foundation for Young Australians.

Publisher: 02/01/2004 17:58:32http://www.youngaustralians.org/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 07/19/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The Foundation for Young Australians is a not-for-profit organisation committed to developing innovative initiatives that support and empower the lives of young Australians aged 12 to 25.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth Suicide Prevention Communications Project. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies. Youth Suicide Prevention.

Publisher: 23/05/2006 10:12:20http://www.aifs.gov.au/ysp/ 2006Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 23 May 2006 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: As part of Australia's National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (1995-1999), the Australian Institute of Family Studies was engaged by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care to address the information and communication needs of those involved in youth suicide prevention via the Communications Project and ro evaluate the Strategy. > The Communications Project has now been completed. This web site has been reviewed and revised, and except for the Links page, will no longer be updated.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Valuing all young people : submission to the Victorian Government on the Vulnerable Youth Framework discussion paper. / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 14 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission on the Vulnerable Youth Framework discussion paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The level of risk faced by young people today is far higher than for those from previous generations. The pathway to sustainable paid work for those who do not progress to tertiary studies is much more precarious than ever before, due to technological change and globalisation, resulting in the loss of low paid full-time jobs. Independent living for young adults today has also been delayed because of the imperative of obtaining tertiary qualifications and the shortage of affordable housing. The complex social context that affects young people’s development and learning is significantly understated in the discussion paper. We recommend that the range of the critical influences on young people’s development be considered as a starting point both for establishing the directions for better-integrated policy responses and for choosing success indicators. Only by acknowledging all the factors leading to the social exclusion of young people can we develop a youth service system that is responsive and effective. Key factors that should be considered include: family conflict, breakdown and violence ; parental incapacity, disability and chronic ill-health ; family homelessness and transience ; income poverty (especially of lone parent families) ; mental illness and substance abuse ; social isolation and lack of support networks (including role models) ; tension between cultural beliefs within the family and beyond the family. The discussion paper correctly identifies prevention as a key focus area. However, preventative approaches must be aimed at the population level through the availability of non-stigmatising assistance and support for young people through their developmental years. We must encourage young people to raise their concerns or ask questions through youth friendly access points—both within schools and post-compulsory learning settings and in the general community. We therefore recommend that a Youth Framework rather than a Vulnerable Youth Framework be developed. The Brotherhood welcomes a whole-of-government approach developed through the auspices of the four government portfolios. However, substantive improvements in the transition of disadvantaged young people will only be achieved if governance arrangements are implemented within individual departments to ensure mainstream public services are inclusive of all young Victorians. This requires the development of floor targets for particular indicators to ensure shared accountability for maximising the social and economic participation of young people. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Stories of early school leaving: pointers for policy and practice

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: viii, 67 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation as key note speaker Annual General Meeting Inner Northern LLEN Ntec at Northland Secondary College 26 May 2009 Janet Taylor, Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: The stories of eight young people who left school early, interviewed when aged 17 for Stage 8 of the Brotherhood of St Laurence s Longitudinal Life Chances Study, illustrate their complex lives as they consider employment, training and other facets of their future. Their experience leads to recommendations for policies to ensure that young people are not excluded from appropriate opportunities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Reforming youth allowance : the independent-at-Home category /

by Chapman, Bruce | Lounkaew, Kiatanantha.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Several of the Youth Allowance eligibility criteria for independent status were subject to severe criticism in the recent Review of Australian Higher Education (2008). ; Specifically, it seems to be the case that many students are able to qualify for socalled ?independent-at-home? financial support even though they may be living in circumstances of relative economic advantage. The paper examines the policy and ; statistical basis for these claims with the use of data from the HILDA survey and reports apparently strong support for the notion that the rules result in important ; inequities; the evidence was important to the deliberations of the Review Committee. ; The Commonwealth Government has recently announced changes to YA consistent with these findings.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The ABC of XYZ : understanding the global generations /

by McCrindle, Mark | Wolfinger, Emily.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2009Description: xv, 237 p. : ill., 1 map ; 21 cm.Notes: Missing 15 March 2012Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of racism upon the health and wellbeing of young Australians /

by Mansouri, Fethi et.al.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Foundation for Young Australians with Education Foundation 2009; Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation 2009Description: 135 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores the attitudes of Australian youth in relation to key issues in contemporary race relations, such as cultural diversity, tolerance and privilege. Understanding the direct experiences of young people facing racism who are from Indigenous, migrant or refugee backgrounds is critically important as we re-imagine the roles and values placed upon all young people, in all communities across Australia. One of the clearest messages to come from this report is a reminder of the critical role that our schools play and the core responsibility that is bestowed upon school communities to instil values and behaviours that contribute more directly to building a diverse and dynamic nation. ; The key objectives of the project were: ; -to examine the experiences of racism for young people in Australia of mainstream (English-speaking background), Indigenous, migrant and refugee backgrounds; ; -to investigate how young people in Australia report and respond to racism; and ; -to explore the attitudes of mainstream youth in relation to key issues in contemporary race relations, such as cultural diversity, tolerance and privilege.Availability: (1)

Youth in the Eighties : papers from the Australian Longitudinal Survey Research project. /

by Gregory, R.G. (ed.) | Karmel, T. (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. DEET & Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 1992Description: 381 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth : a problem for whom? /

by Edwards, Anne | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1995Description: 24p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 1995Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Rethinking youth. /

by Wyn, Johanna | White, R. D.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1997Description: 169 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes index. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting it together : the value of alternative behaviours to violence and peer mediation programs : making school happier and safer, and helping students at risk

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1997Description: 11 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The Prevention of Youth Homelessness Project (PYHP) auspiced by the Brotherhood of St Laurence ran from 1992 until the end of 1996. Using action research approach, it aimed to explore ways to prevent youth homelessness in two Victorian communities of Ballarat and Dandenong. The research report arising from this proposal, `Strengthening attachments' [B8518] found that homelessness may be prevented by schools and community agencies intervening early to help young people who are at risk.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Future perspectives - a forum for young Australians. Proceedings of the third National Forum, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, May 24-30, 1987. /

Publisher: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians 1987Description: 286p.Notes: V. Brady - Personal integrity and National Morality pp.213-219. P. Hollingworth pp.262-267.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth unemployment: the causes and consequences

by Griffiths, David | National Youth Council of Australia.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. National Youth Council of Australia 1976Description: 19-33p.Other title: Action strategies for employment and unemployment.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Seminar, 3rd December 1976, Janet Clarke Hall, University of Melbourne. Includes "Action Strategies for employment and unemployment" by David GriffithsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employment development : traineeship programme

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1987Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rationale and implementation plans 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Labour market entry points, 'additionality' and traineeships. /

by Livingstone, Charles.

Publisher: 1986Description: 9p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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