K- 10 Assessment tool
Depression in young people: what causes it and can we prevent it?
ABS latest report on Suicide figures
Teaching Students with Mental Health Disorders - British Columbia
A Guide to what works for Depression - from beyondblue
Clinical Practice Guidelines - Depression in Adolescents and Young People
Change Your Thinking - CBT - from beyondblue
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of a Child (child friendly version)
Parents Guide to Facebook (distribute this!)
Risk Taking in Adolescence
Importance of connectedness with parents, family and school - An ABC interview with famous adolescent health expert Dr Michael Resnick
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
Social Development Model
Want to complain about what's on TV? Contact the Australian Broadcasting Authority
US Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence
Bullying website - Queensland Government
Everything you need to know about the new Privacy Act
How to set up parental controls on a Mac
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SenseAbility is a strengths based resilience program designed for those working with young Australians aged 12-18. It consists of a suite of modules developed to enhance and maintain emotional and psychological resilience in young secondary school aged Australians. It was created with classroom delivery in mind; however, the modules have strong potential to benefit young people in other structured environments such as TAFE and Youth Organisations.
MindMatters Student Empowerment: Information Book. Mindmatters see student empowerment as a process through which young people are able to increase their participation in private, public and personal decisions about their own lives, and decision making with others about issues and actions that are important to them.