Posted:Dec 18, 2008 The Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network
The network is based at the Australian National University and links people across Australia concerned with the trauma, loss and grief experiences of children and adolescents. It offers key resources to help understand and respond to the diverse and complex needs of children, adolescents and their families. It provides an online forum for people to communicate and share information and expertise.
You can access information through the network the following ways:
Be a Website Visitor - if you want to access information about many aspects of child and adolescent trauma, loss and grief.
Be a Friend of the Network - if you want to keep in touch with the website and network activities.
Be a Network Member - if you want to take part in a range of collaborative and interactive activities related to your work or study about children and/or adolescents.
LiNKing with the network is free. You can change the way you participate in the network depending on your needs.
Please visit the Website for further information.
Posted:Dec 5, 2008 New Koping DVD and Koping Facilitators Manual
The KOPING DVD and accompanying CD ROM resource has been developed to support children, young people and their families whose parent/s are living with a mental illness or dual diagnosis by providing information about other young people's experiences, ways of coping and how to get help.
The Koping Adolescent Facilitators manual is a step by step guide to running the Koping Adolescent Program (KAP). KAP is a 3 day psychoeducation, peer-support based program developed for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 that have a parent or carer affected by mental illness or dual diagnosis. Along with the appropriate KAP Facilitator Training, this manual and accompanying DVD give you a step by step guide to running a Koping Adolescent Program. The Koping Facilitators Manual and DVD package will retail at $90 (inc GST & P&h in Australia). For further information or to order your copy now, please Email
Posted:Dec 5, 2008 P5 Program
P5 stands for Participatory Program Promoting Pleasurable Parenting. The website provides more information regarding the program and training opportunities. P5 website
Posted:Dec 5, 2008 Making progress: the health, development and wellbeing of Australia's children and young people
Ensuring that children get the best possible start in life is a key priority for the Australian Government. This report delivers the latest and most reliable information on how, as a nation, we are faring according to key statistical indicators of child and youth health, development and wellbeing. The report covers children and young people aged 0-19 years, and includes indicators for the entire 0-19 year age range as well as indicators for three different stages of development: 1) infancy and early childhood; 2)
school age childhood; and 3) adolescence. Information is presented on important issues such as mental health, disability, risk factors for chronic disease, mortality, education, homelessness, crime, jobless families and family economic situation. Particular attention is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth, and to how Australia compares internationally. This is an essential resource for policy makers, researchers, practitioners and anyone interested in the progress of Australia's children and youth. AIHW catalogue number PHE 104. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/phe/mp-thdawoacayp/mp-thdawoacayp.pdf