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Tag: Youth

Care for young people should be extended to 21

Young people should be able to remain in care until they turn 21, politicians decided, rather than being kicked out of care when they turn 18.

Safe and Connected Youth pilot keeps young people off the streets

The Safe and Connected Youth pilot has reduced the risk of homelessness for all participating young people, an evaluation shows.

Gungahlin’s first Youth Centre offers young people safe space

Gungahlin’s first Youth Centre has officially opened to the public, providing an inclusive, welcoming, and safe space for young people at the Gungahlin Marketplace. Northside Community Services partnered with Barnardo’s and Multicultural Hub...

Few young offenders complete community-based orders

The ACT may have Australia’s lowest proportion of young offenders successfully completing community-based orders (CBOs).

Sleep helps keep teens’ mental health on track

As families settle back into a new school year, sleep experts are reminding parents about the importance of teenagers getting enough sleep, cautioning them that insufficient sleep can negatively affect their mental health.

Review finds systemic change needed to address youth suicide in ACT

A report into youth suicide in the ACT offers seven recommendations to better support services, schools, family, peers and create systemic change.

Fears for young detainees’ safety, officers lack ‘basic practical training’

A new report reviewing the ACT Court Transport Unit (CTU) reveals CTU officers expressed discomfort about a lack of training when it came to using force or restraints on children and young people in their care, which can be fatal when administered incorrectly.

Equity and discrimination main concerns for ACT’s youth

Young people in the ACT have identified equity and discrimination, COVID-19, and the environment as their top concerns in a survey this year.

Youth mental health awareness program wins award

The Black Dog Institute’s partner Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) have won 2020’s major mental health award for delivering the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program to 2,300 students. Presented at schools...

Cruisin’ Café hits the street to help youth stay on track

A new Youth Mobile Training Van - aka Cruisin’ Cafe - has hit the streets of Canberra, thanks to a collaboration between Canberra PCYC, the Snow Foundation and local business and community...

Youth to stage more climate change protests in Canberra

Extinction Rebellion ACT will target Canberra’s peak hour traffic bringing the “Discobedience Dance Squad” to the Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street intersection from 4pm to 5.30pm for a dance show and a chat with any interested parties.

ACT takes first step to raise criminal age

The ACT has taken the first step towards raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years, with a motion from the Greens committing the Government to consider the legislation...
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