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Struggling with compliance fatigue? Don’t let it impact your school’s child safety culture

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  Embedding and continually building a strong child safety culture must be the priority for every school, so here Child Wise shares some tips on how schools can cultivate a child safe culture.

Students fight to increase the post-discharge support of acute patients

Annette Syahlani, Thursday, 10th September 2020 -  A bill being debated in the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament aims to ensure that individuals who choose to leave hospital after being admitted due to a mental health crisis receive ongoing support, writes Annette Syahlani, a journalist for YMCA Youth P

Improving safety for young people in residential care

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th September 2020 -  Young people living in residential care are at significant risk of experiencing sexual abuse 

Creating a new deal for young Australians

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th August 2020 -  Researchers say young people are struggling to make the transition from education to employment

Young people send strong climate message

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  “We see the world in a different light. Politicians need to start listening to us and taking action,” a youth leader says.

Opinion

Five challenges facing children and young people

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  To mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children and young people from Australia and the Pacific met to identify key areas of concern for governments and policy makers to address. Mercy Chipo Jumo, se

How can childcare organisations handle abuse disclosures and problem sexual behaviours?

Contributor, Thursday, 20th August 2020 -  It is difficult to know where to start with becoming child wise, but with courage, transparency and commitment to change, any childcare organisation can handle disclosures and problem sexual behaviours effectively. 

Opinion

The young Australians tackling the world’s biggest problems

Samuel Philipos, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  To mark International Youth Day 2020, Samuel Philipos from Benevolence Financial Group picks out some of the inspiring actions young Australians have taken recently.

Opinion

Disadvantage is a virus, it’s time we intervened with a vaccine

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Friday, 7th August 2020 -  Evidence-based early intervention is a tried and tested solution. Instead of removing children we must shift our focus from crisis care to preventative care to create lasting generational change, writes OzChild CEO Dr Lisa J. Griffiths.

Youth matters

Creating better, safer mental health support starts with listening to young people

Kirra-Alyssa Horley, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  Coping and managing your mental health is hard enough without the additional barriers created by systems and services, writes Kirra-Alyssa Horley reflecting on her own experience as a young person in the mental health system.
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