Welcome to Community Door's information portal about young people. In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relating to young people.

While many young people in Queensland are faring well in regard to health, safety and wellbeing, there are areas that cause concern. Obsesity, alcohol consumption, homelessness, mental or behavioural problems and suicide mortality are some of the issues that need to be addressed. You can find more information about mental health for young people on Mindhealthconnect. There is also information around suicide and what it means for young people.

Here you will find valuable information on the state of young Queenslanders, organisations dedicated to improving the lives of our youth, and relevant legislation.

Youth services renewal

In 2014-2015, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services implemented a new results-based investment and service delivery approach that focuses on purchasing and providing three types of services:

  • access services (information, advice and referral)
  • support services (one-on-one specialised support and assistance)
  • integrated response services (intensive, coordinated responses to complex needs).

QCOSS has developed a Youth Services Renewal Toolkit. This toolkit walks you through a series of strategic questions to help you understand what these reforms mean for your organisation, your service delivery models and the young people you work with.

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The Queensland Government has launched a new youth campaign, ‘ Stop the Hurting – End Domestic Violence ’. The campaign created by youth for youth (12 to 17-year-olds) provides an opportunity for Queensland teens to have their say and take a stand against domestic and family violence. It is...
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The Create Foundation has released Go Your Own Way (leaving care) Kit for young people, aged 15 and above, who are starting to plan for their transition to adulthood and independence. The kit is filled with resources and information to assist the planning process and provide caseworkers, young...
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Walk In Our Shoes Youth Festival is a multicultural event, targeted at young people aged 12 to 25 years old and celebrates the diversity and talents of young people living in the greater Brisbane area. The event takes place on Thursday 29 June, between 10am and 3pm, at Yeronga Park, Brisbane. The...
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Queensland Government media release Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups can join the fight against youth crime, with tender applications now open for funding to deliver cultural mentoring in Townsville. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke said this was...
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In a joint statement made yesterday the Queensland Treasurer, Curtis Pitt along with Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D’Ath announced that the Implementation Agreement had been signed by the Government and Life Without Barriers for Queensland’s second Social Benefit Bonds (SSBs)...
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The Queensland Government Office for Youth is calling for applications for the Queensland Youth Reference Group (QYRG). The QYRG will comprise eight young people who represent the diversity of Queensland’s youth and four sector representatives that have expertise in the issues that impact young...
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The Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University has released an animation presenting the findings of the study Safe and Sound: the Safety of Young People in Residential Care. The study builds on the Children’s Safety Study and explored the experiences of young people...
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Queensland Government media release The Queensland Government has called on expressions of interest from for-profit and non-government organisations to establish a new youth foyer in Townsville, which will provide supported accommodation for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness...
The Queensland Youth Strategy was launched by Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP for Waterford, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, on Friday 5 May, at the Queensland Young Achievers Awards. The strategy will pave the way for addressing many of the significant challenges and opportunities facing...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government is calling for nominations to its newly-created Youth Reference Group, who will chart a new direction for Queensland on the issues affecting the state’s young people. Minister for Youth Shannon Fentiman launched the call for nominations...

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