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Research report

15 Dec 2016

Executive Summary: The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning). The program was developed in order to...

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Journal article

01 Oct 2016

On the 4th of May 2016, the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) held a forum to launch the May edition of Parity, titled ‘The Future of Youth Homelessness Support’. A panel of five people with direct experience of being a young person without a home, discussed their experiences and insight into...

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Research report

28 Apr 2016

Youth Homelessness remains a significant social issue in Australia. When young people are forced to leave home early, they find it very difficult to gain sufficient income to live independently. Family support is crucial for young people during the transition to an independent adulthood and a...

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28 Apr 2016

This article argues that the Australian government needs to adopt a more sophisticated approach to addressing social problems such as homelessness, by investing in early intervention programs and more supportive social housing services.

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Research report

01 Apr 2016

Trauma in one’s lifetime is virtually universal in homeless populations. Research on the background of homeless young people suggests that their lives are often characterised by family dysfunction, abuse, maltreatment and neglect, overcrowding in the family home and personal turmoil preceding...

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Research report

29 May 2015

The Couch Surfing Secondary Students (CSSS): Yarra Ranges Youth Homelessness Prevention Project has developed out of a research partnership between Anchor Youth Services, the Outer Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (OELLEN), Swinburne University and the University of Western...

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01 Apr 2015

Homeless young people are one of the most vulnerable populations in society. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of studies in the psychological literature detailing the links between homeless youth and a myriad of negative outcomes including poor physical and psychological health, substance...

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Article

01 Apr 2015

There are too many Australians who are homeless, living without shelter or a place to call home. Young people make up some 42 per cent of the Australian homeless population. Having no safe and secure accommodation can make everyday activities such as attending secondary school, engaging in...

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Research report

17 Feb 2015

Overview: This is the first national Australian longitudinal study investigating the economic, personal and social costs of youth homelessness over time across a broad range of locations.

Too many young Australians are without any form of safe and secure accommodation. It...

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Article

31 Dec 2014

State school education is widely considered to be free, but there are many extra costs parents are asked to pay. For families facing disadvantage, these can be difficult to meet and community organisations are increasingly stepping in to help families to meet school costs. 

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