Fair and Accurate? Migrant and refugee young people, crime and the media – CMY

The public perception of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds is often associated with crime or offending behaviour. Unbalanced media stories sometimes reinforce these stereotypes.

This paper aims to gain a more accurate picture of migrant and refugee youth offending, by comparing media portrayals with available police, census and Youth . . . → Read More: Fair and Accurate? Migrant and refugee young people, crime and the media – CMY

Active Citizenship, Participation and Belonging: Young People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds in Victoria – CMY

All young people in Victoria have the right to participate as active citizens in shaping the community they live in, both locally and in society as a whole. However young people are frequently viewed as either ‘citizens in the making’, as disengaged or disinterested. Additionally, young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds often . . . → Read More: Active Citizenship, Participation and Belonging: Young People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds in Victoria – CMY

Annual report 2013-14 – AIFS

Director’s report – Extract

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has had a very successful year conducting research on issues related to family wellbeing and disseminating our research to a wide audience of policy-makers, practitioners and the Australian community. Our work has focused on our seven longitudinal studies and issues that directly relate to . . . → Read More: Annual report 2013-14 – AIFS

Young people transitioning from out-of-home care in Victoria – VCOSS

Strengthening support services for clients of child protection and youth justice

Authors: Associate Professors Philip Mendes and Pamela Snow and Ms. Susan Baidawi, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Extract

There has been longstanding concern about the over-representation of young people in the youth justice system who have a background in out-of-home care, and . . . → Read More: Young people transitioning from out-of-home care in Victoria – VCOSS

Child Protection in Australia: Part 9 – The Conversation

This is the ninth and final part of The Conversation’s series on Child Protection in Australia.

Authors*: Aron Shlonsky and Robyn Mildon

Extract

After a long period of expansion in the number of children living in out-of-home care, most modern child protection systems around the world have been labouring to prevent such . . . → Read More: Child Protection in Australia: Part 9 – The Conversation

Baby boomers blasted for ‘retiring’ on dole money – The Australian

Extract from an article by Natasha Bita

THE Employment Department has accused baby boomers of ­“retiring’’ on the dole, as the number of over-50s on Newstart jumped 9 per cent in a year.

Unemployment is rising five times faster for Australians in their 50s than for those in their 20s, the latest social-security data reveals, . . . → Read More: Baby boomers blasted for ‘retiring’ on dole money – The Australian

Immigrant and refugee mothers’ experiences of the transition into childcare: A case study [AU] – EECRJ

ABSTRACT

With increasing numbers of families arriving in Australia for humanitarian reasons or through migration, childcare centres may often be the first point of contact with dominant cultural practices for these families. This period of transition into childcare can be a fraught with anxiety. This article reports on findings from a case study conducted in . . . → Read More: Immigrant and refugee mothers’ experiences of the transition into childcare: A case study [AU] – EECRJ

Preventing child maltreatment and youth violence using parent training and home-visiting programmes – Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention

Extract

Parenting training and home visiting programmes have a long history, especially in the prevention of child maltreatment.

Home-visiting programmes are typically underpinned by ecological theories about the importance of addressing diverse aspects of family functioning, many of which are related to poverty and social disadvantage (eg improving the educational and job prospects of the . . . → Read More: Preventing child maltreatment and youth violence using parent training and home-visiting programmes – Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Journal: New issue – SLLS (UK)

Vol 5, No 3 (2014) Open Access

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies*, the international journal that brings together the range of longitudinal research within the broad framework of life course study. LLCS aims to meet the communication needs of researchers using longitudinal and life course study methods at the interfaces of social, developmental and health . . . → Read More: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Journal: New issue – SLLS (UK)

Are debt businesses unfairly targeting vulnerable consumers? Consumer Action Law Centre

Blog Post

Ever seen an ad urging you make a quick phone call in order to get debt free fast, so you can get on with living a stress-free life? Chances are it was an ad for a debt agreement.

Regulated by the Bankruptcy Act, debt agreements are one . . . → Read More: Are debt businesses unfairly targeting vulnerable consumers? Consumer Action Law Centre

Is formal volunteering finished? (UK) – NCVO

Blog Post

This is an edited version of a speech given at the AGM of the Association of Volunteer Managers on 23 October 2014

Widening the Civic Core

Official surveys suggest a slight increase in volunteering following the 2012 Games, with a tailing off in the past year. However, . . . → Read More: Is formal volunteering finished? (UK) – NCVO

When you say ‘end homelessness’, we think ‘housing first’ – Council to Homeless Persons

When people experience homelessness for the first time it’s critical that we stop the cycle of homelessness before it takes hold. That circuit breaker is almost always a safe, permanent, affordable home.

Rapid rehousing is a key plank of CHP’s state election platform and we’re calling for $54 million over four years to . . . → Read More: When you say ‘end homelessness’, we think ‘housing first’ – Council to Homeless Persons

How can homeless people afford cell phones? Homeless Hub

Extract from an article by Emma Woolley

Technology, with all its rapid growth and innovation, has long been considered an indicator of status. Perhaps this is why some people think of cell phones as luxury items, despite the fact that the vast majority of Canadians have them. (83% of households had . . . → Read More: How can homeless people afford cell phones? Homeless Hub

Aboriginal groups cool on remote dole shake-up – The Age

Extract from an article by Dan Harrison

Indigenous groups have reacted sceptically to reports the Abbott Government is considering forcing unemployed Aboriginal people in remote communities to do 25 hours a week of work for the dole.

News Corporation reported on Wednesday that the government was considering introducing tough new sanctions . . . → Read More: Aboriginal groups cool on remote dole shake-up – The Age

Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online: Vol. 9, Iss. 2, 2014

Special Issue: Refugee resettlement and seeking asylum in Aotearoa New Zealand. Guest editors: Jay Marlowe and Sue Elliott.

Table of Contents

Bloom, A. and M. Udahemuka (2014). ‘Going through the doors of pain’: asylum seeker and Convention refugee experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online 9(2): 70-81. A qualitative . . . → Read More: Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online: Vol. 9, Iss. 2, 2014

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