Resources: Children & young people

2021

  • Emerging Minds: Reframing Children’s Mental Health – a communications toolkit. More
  • Emerging Minds: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Toolkit. More
  • Monash University: Q Project Improving the use of research evidence in Australian schools. More
  • QLD Family & Child Commission: Our Household Activity Book. More
  • Tasmanian Government: Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework. More

2020

  • Active for Life: Activities to help raise physically literate children. More
  • Active for Life: Early years educators toolkit. More
  • AIFS Child Family Community Australia: Planning an evaluation | Step by step. More
  • Australian Childhood Foundation: The Day Morty’s Face Fell Off. More 
  • Australian Childhood Foundation: Bringing up great kids: resources for parents. More
  • Australian Childhood Foundation: Unpacking and responding to behaviour. More
  • Australian Council on Children and the Media: Children’s screen content matters: reviews, information, advocacy. More
  • Connect: Co-designing learning. More
  • CREATE Foundation: Best Practices Guide on Participation.  More
  • eSafety Commissioner: Online safety guidance and supporting material to assist Australian school leaders.  More
  • eSafety Commissioner: Engaging school communities in online safety. More
  • Emerging Minds: Identifying and responding to bullying in the pre-teen years: the role of primary health care practitioners. More
  • FFSP: Family and Friend Support Program. More
  • HJA: Advocacy tools for health justice partnership.  More
  • Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network: National Youth Settlement Framework Panel – Applying the NYSF in Practice. View
  • MYAN: National Youth Settlement Framework. More
  • National Office for Child Safety: Speak up and make a complaint. More
  • NSW Govt: Information for children about permanency and safety and how FACS is helping children have a permanent home. More
  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian: Help to become a child safe organisation. More
  • NT Dept of Education: Family Engagement Charter. More
  • Play by the Rules: Recorded session, Child safety in a post-COVID world. More
  • Positive Parenting: Teen Drinking: The Role of Peers.  More
  • PMC: New National Office for Child Safety website. More
  • SA Commissioner for Children and Young People: library of reports. More
  • The Smith Family: Let’s Count early mathematics program. More
  • University of Tasmania: Teen Parents in Australia. More
  • YMCA: Nutrition Blog. Learn about nutrition, level up your kitchen skills and have your questions answered!  More

VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS

  • ABC: Fierce Girls podcast series. More
  • ABC: Looking for educational podcasts for children? Check out Fierce Girls. More
  • ACU and ACT Children’s Commissioner: Re-imagining child safety in the ACT. Video. More 
  • Centre for Community Child Health: Raising Learners podcast series. More
  • Child Trends: Video and article: Too much structured playtime. More
  • CREATE Foundation: Voices in Action podcast: the voices of children and young people in care. More
  • CREATE: Gus talks COVID with and for young people. More
  • CREATE in Tasmania: Transition to Independence Webinar: More
  • Every Child: In discussion with youth advocates. More
  • Generation Next: Gaming Addiction: Understanding Excessive Gaming, Risk Factors and Warning Signs. More
  • Generation Next: Developing Willpower in Young People – Interview with Andrew Fuller. More
  • Griffith University: VIDEO | A new tool for measuring child wellbeing. More
  • Student Wellbeing Hub: Building hope and resilience during extraordinary times of change. More
  • YChats: Noelle Martin’s fight against Deepfakes. More
  • CRIS: Young people, race and new media. YouTube video. More

THE EARLY YEARS

  • Australian Catholic University: Kids Central tools and resources. More
  • Australian Childhood Foundation: My Sensory Hand activity to build a sensory guide of comfort to enhance the feeling of safety. More
  • Australian Childhood Foundation: Activity alphabet | activities for families to share at home. Preschool age | Primary school age
  • Australian Childhood Foundation: The Day Morty’s Face Fell Off. More
  • Child Trends: Brief on family instability and children’s social development. More
  • Child Trends: 10 Ways to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19. More
  • CREATE: Participation Principles: key messages from children and young people with a care experience.  More
  • eSafety Commissioner: Big Ted’s tech tips for 2020: good online habits start early. More
  • Generation Next: Children’s grief through the lens of The Lion King. More
  • Gowrie VIC & ECA: In their shoes, online resource to teach empathy. More
  • Lifecourse Centre: Early Childhood Literacy Fact Sheet. More
  • Raising Children: Activity Guide – Museum activities for young children. More
  • Raising Children: Comprehensive portal focused on First 1000 Days. More
  • Raising Children: Supporting children aged 2 – 5 years during disaster news and distressing news events. More
  • RWJF: Evidence-based recommendations for early childhood beverages. More
  • The Conversation: Talking through play: 3 ways puppets can help your child open up. More
  • The Sector: Resources for discovery – how loose parts play can energise environments. More
  • UniSA: Practice brief – supporting children and young people’s safety. More

TEENS & TWEENS

  • ACF: Magnetic mindfulness for young people. More
  • AMF: Media Literacy Lab, digital learning for students aged 12 to 16 – teaching a generation to fact check. More
  • CaringLife: a platform for record keeping of children’s memories within the OOHC sector. More
  • CEBC: Program overview, Too good for drugs. Target ages 11-14. More
  • Child Trends: Clear & common definitions of terms encountered by practitioners serving youth. More
  • CREATE: Create Your Future: Transition to independence: Their story. More
  • CREATE Foundation: Child-centred complaints handling – best practice guide. More
  • CREATE Foundation: Go Your Own Way kit for young people starting to plan for their transition to independence. More
  • CREATE Foundation: Poster to guide language use when working with young people. More
  • CREATE Your Future: Free mobile app – Sortli is your guide to becoming an adult, designed by young people, for young people. More
  • eSafety Commissioner: Online safety for young people. More
  • Generation Next: How to help young people, according to young people. More
  • Get Ready Queensland: interactive online game which challenges Queensland kids to prepare for future disasters and severe weather. More
  • Tamarack Institute: Meaningfully Engaging Youth. More
  • Whitlam Institute: What Matters?  – a catalyst for young thinkers to develop a perspective on where society is heading. More
  • YMCA: Stay Safe Online, Tell Someone Program. More