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Vulnerable teens more likely to self-harm and attempt suicide

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has found high rates of self-harm and suicidal behaviour among teenagers 14-15 years old. One in ten teenagers 14-15 years old reported self-harm in the previous 12 months, with five percent reporting attempted suicide. Risk factors were found to include gender, with girls far more likely to attempt premeditated self-harm; identifying as same-sex attracted, bisexual, or unsure of sexuality; pre-existing temperamental and mood disturbances including depression and anxiety; feeling bullied; and being involved with criminal activity. Read the full chapter on young people and self-harm from the published study for more details.

Anti-Poverty Week 2022

Anti-Poverty Week 2022 has seen the release of numerous publications reporting on poverty in Australia and its impact. Take the…

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A path forward for anti-discrimination law in Queensland

The final report and recommendations of the QHRC’s Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act were tabled in state parliament on 1st…

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Report into institutional child sexual abuse reforms

On Friday, 8th April 2022, the Queensland Government tabled its fourth annual report into the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual…

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Prioritisation of health services for children in care

Did you know that Queensland Health has an intention to prioritise provision of health services to children in care? Read…

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Queensland’s Residential Care Roadmap released – A new chapter for residential care in Queensland

The Queensland Government has today released the Roadmap for Residential Care in Queensland. Key focus areas for this roadmap include halving…

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Hundreds of Masterclass enrolments, youth justice news and initiatives and more in this week’s eNews

PeakCare is pleased to officially launch our first Hope & Healing Masterclass, with hundreds across the residential care sector already…

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