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NCJ Number: 190800 Find in a Library
Title: Children, Young People and Their Communities: The Future is in Our Hands
Corporate Author: Tasmania Dept of Health and Human Services
Division of Child, Youth and Family Support
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Tasmania Dept of Health and Human Services
Tasmania 7001, Australia
Sale Source: Tasmania Dept of Health and Human Services
Division of Child, Youth and Family Support
GPO Box 125B
Tasmania 7001,
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report presents the proceedings of a 2001 conference that brought together over 300 participants from all parts of Tasmania, Australia, and New Zealand to discuss early intervention and the building of communities as means to secure the best possible outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Abstract: The conference stemmed from research which had shown that without adequate opportunities to live and learn within secure and supportive families and communities, children and youth were unlikely to reach their full potential and live a satisfying and rewarding life. Conference discussions recognized that although families were the primary source of care for children and youth, there were many parents who were without the support of family or friends and experienced financial and personal problems that affected the quality of care they provided. Under such conditions, the provision of early intervention services was essential to the health and well-being of their children, as is the provision of a safe community that would support children in their early years and beyond. The conference consisted of two keynote addresses and four "sessions" on early intervention and three keynote addresses and three "sessions" on community building. Among the topics discussed on early intervention were home visits and parenting centers, police involvement in early intervention programs, Aboriginal self-determination, the court's role in strengthening families, children's rights, family group conferencing, planning partnerships with families, and youth justice in Tasmania. Among the topics on community building discussed at the conference were community partnerships against domestic violence, rural mental health services, urban renewal, partnership-building, sexual assault services, and strengthening and supporting families that were coping with illicit drug abuse.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Family intervention programs; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Parent-Child Relations; Police juvenile relations
Note: Proceedings of a conference held on March 27-28, 2001, in Launceston, Tasmania; downloaded October 1, 2001.
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