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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More than 100 young people, service providers, partner agencies and representatives from across the child protection sector, came together to celebrate the launch of the new Next Step After Care service at the Beenleigh PCYC on 23 April. Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child...
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Since the beginning of the year QCOSS has been hosting workshops for youth providers involved in the current round of renewal. To date we have compiled all the raw data collected which provides an insightful picture. On the QCOSS website you can find the links to the raw data from each location as...
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) has a range of free online eLearning resources. Introductory courses: Support learners to understand the impact of parental mental illness on the entire family unit and to recognise the benefits of a family-sensitive approach to working with parents...
beyondblue , with the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, has developed resources for people who have attempted suicide and their close family and friends. These resources were developed with major input from many people who have attempted suicide and their family and friends; people just like you...
Young Australians will be better off than their parents in health, technology and incomes but could be worse off in employment, housing, costs of living, the environment and quality of education, according to a report entitled Renewing Australia’s Promise, prepared by the Foundation for Young...
Anglicare Australia’s State of the Family report Being a/part is a national research collaboration that looks at the contribution a sense of belonging might make to the outcomes for young people using Anglicare services. Being a/part surveyed young people aged between 17 and 21 accessing Anglicare...
The first national survey of Aborigin al and Torres Strait Islander young people's sexual health has just been published. The Goanna Survey looked at knowledge, risk practices and health service access of just under 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 16 to 29 from all...
Queensland Government funds are available to deliver a youth support service based in Maryborough with satellite services in Hervey Bay. Organisations are invited to submit quotes through an open tender process to provide services ranging from advice and referrals to intensive support for...
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has published the results of a study into the effects of parental supply of alcohol to young people aged under 18. Many parents believe that supplying alcohol to their children can assist in developing responsible drinking patterns, however the results...
Children by Choice, the Brisbane-based non-profit organisation that provides unbiased information on unplanned pregnancy options, has launched a new website designed for young people - know4sure.org.au. The website includes information on common myths about contraception, pregnancy and abortion,...

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