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Young people’s experiences of identity abuse in the context of family violence: A Victorian study

Adolescent violence in the home, AVITH, Children and Young People, Family Violence, lived experience, Young People

This study by Monash University provides an analysis of young Victorians’ (aged 16 to 20 years) self-reported experiences of gender-identity abuse, LGBTIQ+ identity abuse, and the cultural impacts of family violence victimisation. It forms part of a wider study contracted by Family Safety Victoria (FSV) to support the development of the Child and Young Person-focused MARAM practice guidance and tools.

Children and young people bereaved by domestic homicide: A focus on Australia

Children and Young People, domestic homicide, Family Violence

This brief report conveys key findings from the study “Children and young people bereaved by domestic homicide: Understanding home, relationships and identity, “with a focus on Australia. The research engaged a lived experience researcher, Kathryn Joy, and undertook focus groups with those on this panel, and others who as children or young people had experienced the death of their mother from domestic homicide.

Treading water: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth transitions

Children and Young People, Education

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research conducted a study using LSAY data to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on young Australians. Findings indicate increased underemployment, higher education participation, and a rise in probable serious mental illness among young people. The report sheds light on the effects of the pandemic on education, employment, wellbeing, and financial and social circumstances.

Supporting children who experience bullying

Children and Young People, Education, Health and Wellbeing

Emerging Minds podcast series on bullying explores supporting mental health of children who engage in or experience bullying. Part one discusses speaking sensitively about bullying, discouraging self-blame, and fostering self-worth. Valuable for practitioners seeking guidance on addressing bullying-related issues with children.

Place matters: The environment we create shapes the foundations of healthy development

Children and Young People, Health and Wellbeing

The working paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explores how built and natural environments influence child development and lifelong health. It discusses the effects of policy change and systemic barriers on resource distribution for healthy development and is relevant for practitioners.

I believe you: Children and young people’s experiences of seeking help, securing help and navigating the family violence system

AVITH, Children and Young People, Client Voice, Family Violence, Young People

The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC) conducted a research project in collaboration with FSV to develop MARAM practice guidance. This report presents findings from in-depth interviews with Victorian children and young people (ages 10-25) who have experienced family violence, providing valuable insights for practitioners working in this field.

Spotlight on child & adolescent health: Peer support

Children and Young People, Health and Wellbeing

In this episode of The Lancet, child rights expert and medical professionals come together to explore the significance of peer support and its role in promoting the physical and mental health of children and adolescents worldwide.

Child protection contact among children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: A South Australian linked data study

Children and Young People, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Health and Wellbeing

This Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health study provides valuable insights for practitioners in child and family services. It examines child protection contact among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children in South Australia and reveals a higher likelihood compared to non-CALD children. Practitioners can benefit from this research as it emphasises the importance of targeting support within the child protection system to address the specific challenges that CALD children and their families face.

Facing the aftermath of natural disasters with trauma responsive education

Children and Young People, Education, Trauma Informed Practice

This Education Review podcast talks to Deakin University education lecturer Tebeje Molla about how trauma-responsive education can help students respond to the stresses of a natural disaster, the presentation of trauma behaviours and the response from teachers.

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