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.

Pair of young feet
Queensland Government media release Queensland’s young people are being encouraged to have their say on the state’s first-ever youth strategy. Acting Minister for Youth Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government was developing a strategy to guide how young people, the community, organisations and...
Young people smiling
Mission Australia’s 2015 youth survey has revealed that more than half of young people believe there are barriers which will prevent them reaching their goals when they leave school. The focus of this year’s survey was to uncover what young people perceive to be the main barriers to success. The...
Aboriginal children
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), Gulanga Program, developed this activity book as one of the many ways you can assist your organisation to support your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. The Gulanga Program is designed to assist ACT Homelessness Service Providers to improve...
Queensland parents, want help now? Free Triple P available to Queensland families.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting Queensland families to thrive and has invested $6.6 million to provide all parents and carers of children up to 16 years with free access to the world-renowned Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. The Triple P program helps parents and carers...
2015 QCOSS State Conference - Individuals building thriving communities 13 and 14 October 2015 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Visit the conference website to learn more about the conference. Register here to be part of this exciting two-day event DAY ONE – TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER This year...
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Ansvar’s Community Education Program (CEP) provides grants up to $50,000 for programs supporting Australian youth which fall under two categories: Empowerment and Education: Programs within this category must provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices...
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QCOSS is partnering with CitySmart on a Low Income Energy Efficiency Program: Reduce Your Juice. The program is designed to help young adult renters learn how to reduce their energy use and save money on energy bills through a smartphone app. Participants can earn rewards just by playing the games...
Hon Curtis Pitt MP
On 17 July the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, spoke about the state budget and how it will impact on the community service sector at the QCOSS State Budget Breakfast. You can...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...
Multicultural children
As a migrant parent you may have concerns about bringing up your children in a new culture. You may be wondering how you can reconcile your culture’s parenting values with those commonly practiced by parents born in Australia. Will your children reject or forget their cultural heritage and language...

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