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.

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,...
The first Australian Census data analysis of young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FIND OUT MORE : Read the report here .
The Australian National Council on Drugs has published a report titled Young people's opinions on alcohol and other drugs issues . The report is the result of a survey of 2,335 young people from across Australia, the majority of whom had completed year 12 education and had experience with alcohol...
According to a new report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence the great untold story of the current youth jobs crisis is the sharp rise in youth underemployment. Underemployment is the situation where people have some work but want to work more hours. According to the report the pool of entry-level...
University of Melbourne researchers have found that Indigenous school attendance improved when there was a threat that the Federal Government would cut welfare payments if children didn’t go to school. However, when it became apparent that ceasing welfare payments would not occur, school attendance...
The National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University has published a report titled Drinking in the suburbs: The experiences of Aboriginal young people. The report came about as Perth-based Aboriginal organisation Maamba expressed concern about their young people consuming alcohol and getting...
Cairns-based youth service YETI (Youth Empowered Towards Independence) has published a research report titled Dignity, Diversion, Hope and Hope: A review of interventions for volatile substance misuse in regional North Queensland. This research report involved interviews with youth and AOD workers...
Dovetail's Schools and Drugs webinar happened a few weeks back and for those who couldn't make it along a recording of the presentation has been posted to their video library. The presentation provides an overview of the research in best practice school drug education and prevention, as well as an...
The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies has produced a report on the sexual health of young Australians: Face the Facts: Young Australians and sexual health . The briefing offers an overview of current knowledge about rates and the transmission of HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and human...

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