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Michelle Blanchard


Understanding how best to respond to the needs of Australians living with personality disorder

The purpose of this report is to review current evidence-based practice, service availability and experiences of treatment for Australians with lived experience of personality disorder, regardless of their circumstances. An overarching aim of this body of work is to improve management of and access to...

Bridging the digital divide: young people's perspectives on taking action

Marginalised young people really do care about political and social issues, but that their day-to-day experiences often make it difficult for them to take action to create change in their communities, according to the findings of this report. "Taking action" means something quite different to...

Preventing youth disengagement and promoting engagement

ARACY commissioned this discussion paper to help clarify the problem of youth disengagement - its nature, magnitude, issues and trends – with a strong focus on including the voices and perceptions of young people. The paper includes a comprehensive literature review, an analysis of individual...

Bridging the digital divide: marginalised young people's use of information communication technology

The internet and mobile phones play a much greater role than expected in the lives of young people who are socially, culturally or economically marginalised, challenging the concept of the 'digital divide' which suggests that marginalised young people's use of technology is limited. Researchers found...