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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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Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

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It’s your choice – this way or that?

The outrage and concerns for community safety expressed by many Queenslanders following recent tragic events involving young people committing unlawful…

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Child sexual exploitation and abuse – supporting SAFE and therapeutic conversations with young people

Across the sector we recognise that real solutions to complex social issues require a collective and collaborative response. We also…

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