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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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Invitation to a special conversation on enhancing national recognition for kinship care

Dear colleagues I am pleased to share with you today that some further spots have become available for a special PeakCare…

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Increase announced to Queensland 2024-25 indexation rate to 3.94%

PeakCare is pleased to advise that the Queensland Government has announced an increase to the 2024-25 state indexation rate to 3.94% in…

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Release of the latest research on supporting staff wellbeing in our sector

Registrations will be closing soon for the release of the latest research on supporting the wellbeing of staff working in…

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