The journal of interdisciplinary research-based information and analysis on issues affecting Australians from early adolescence to young adulthood.
Aboriginal advocates warn of youth suicide spike
|More than 100 people including Indigenous leaders and government representatives attended a crisis meeting to discuss a spike in Aboriginal youth suicides. Original article|
Father absence in early childhood linked to depression in adolescent girls
|New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol shows that girls whose fathers were absent during the first five years of life were more likely to develop depressive symptoms in adolescence than girls whose fathers left when they were aged five to ten years or than boys in both age groups (0-5 and 5-10), even after a range of factors was taken into account. Original article|
Research finds early adolescent bullies and victims three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts
|In a paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the researchers found children who are both victims and bullies ('bully-victims'), are at highly increased risk of considering suicide, or have planned and engaged in suicidal or self-harming behaviour by 11-12 years of age. Original article|
Negotiating danger, risk and safety: an exploration with young people in an urban neighbourhood
|The study in the UK was conducted between November 2008 and May 2011 combining ethnographic research to explore the diversity of perspectives, with intensive participatory research with girls and boys in their early-mid teen years to look in depth at the ways in which they understand and manage risks. Original article|
Gambling and young people in the media
|The issue of gambling advertising and young people has gained prominence in the media recently. More information|
Insufficient sleep boosts crash risk for young people
|The new findings, published in the journal JAMA Paediatrics, show that sleeping less on weekends and sleeping six hours or less per night over a sustained period are both factors that increase the chance of run-off road crashes. Original article|
Young South Australian women shunning regular pap smears
|The number of young women undergoing the cervical cancer screening tests has been declining in SA and across the country since the introduction in 2007 of a national immunisation program offering the Gardasil vaccine free to women aged 12 to 26. Original article|
Disadvantaged youth saddle up for rodeo schooll
|It is hoped a rodeo school in Queensland's South Burnett region will give disadvantaged youths the opportunity for future employment in the industry. Original article|
Investing in Aboriginal youth will pay huge dividends
|Footballer Craig Foster comments on the benefits that football programs can provide to the lives of Indigenous youth and their communities. Original article|
DSM-5: What is it?
|The latest release of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) has solicited a great deal of discussion. What is the manual, and what does it mean for identifying and managing mental health issues? More information|
Welcome to Youth Studies Australia online!
|Youth Studies Australia is now a completely electronic journal!|
Vol 31, No 2 (2013)
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