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WRAP around families experiencing AVITH: Towards a collaborative service response

Evidence Informed Practice, Family Violence, Young People

ANROWS conducted a study on the WRAP around families project, which aimed to create a framework for addressing adolescent family violence. The study identified practice and system challenges, as well as emerging promising practices in the sector. This research is relevant to practitioners working with families affected by adolescent violence and provides valuable insights for improving interventions and support.

Talking About My Generation: Australians 18–25 years old

Client Voice, Young People

The Australian Human Rights Commission's report provides insights from discussions with young people aged 18-25 on financial management, social conduct, mental health, and social media. It highlights a generational gap and is relevant for practitioners working with young people.

Evaluation of the pre-court support for adolescents using violence in the home (AVITH) pilot: Final evaluation report

Family Violence, Young People, Youth Justice

This Centre for Innovative Justice report presents evaluations and impacts from a Youth Law early intervention program for young people who use violence in the home. This report provides insights into the effectiveness and limitations of the program as well as an evaluation guide for service providers working in the AVITH space.

Pathways, engagement and transitions: Initial post-school transitions among young people experiencing disadvantage

Education, Young People

This Smith Family report, from an ongoing longitudinal study, looks at young people's experience of disadvantage during the post-school transition period. This report provides insight into factors and circumstances affecting work and study pathways for young people who experience disadvantages.

Adolescent family violence in Australia: A national study of prevalence, history of childhood victimisation and impacts

Client Voice, Family Violence, Young People

This Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety research report uses quantitative and qualitative survey data from young people who have used violence to gain insights into their use and experiences. This report offers recommendations for primary prevention strategies for services engaged with young people that use violence.

Healing Trauma and Loss and Increasing Social Connections: Transitions from Care and Early Parenting

Out of Home Care (OOHC), Trauma Informed Practice, Young People

This Monash University research article engages qualitative data from service practitioners to help identify factors that can lead out-of-home care leavers to become parents before age 21. Some key themes included feelings of loss and isolation and poor sex education with implications for service practitioners.

Youth Work Matters Social Return on Investment Study

Collective Impact, Program Evaluation, Young People

This Youth Affairs Council Victoria and Deloitte Access Economics report collaboratively gathered insights into the monetary and social impacts of youth work programs in Victoria. This report strengthens the evidence of the collective impact of youth work programs in Victoria.

Youth Work Matters Social Return on Investment Study

Education, Employment, Housing, Mental Health, Young People, Youth Justice

The Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to conduct a social and economic return on investment (SROI) to understand the impact of youth work in Victoria and strengthen the evidence base to inform policy decisions. The report covers mental health and wellbeing, education and employment, housing, and interaction with the justice system, and highlights the crucial role that youth work plays in improving the lives of young people in Victoria.

‘Mental health shapes my life’: COVID-19 and kids’ wellbeing 2022

Children, COVID-19, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Young People

In 2022, the Australian Human Rights Commission surveyed 4,559 children aged 9-17 and 2,796 parents and guardians across Australia to better understand the challenges that COVID-19 have posed to children’s wellbeing and mental health. Key findings are detailed in the report which also makes eight further recommendations.

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