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YWK1220 Youth Issues
Credit Points: 15
This unit will cover a range of youth issues which have implications for young people’s well being, including drug use, other risk-taking behaviour; youth suicide; anorexia and other eating or body-control disorders; sexually transmitted and blood borne diseases; youth homelessness; family violence and breakdown; youth poverty, unemployment, education and the labour market. Major policy approaches to these questions will be analysed, and students will be introduced to a range of youth field responses addressing these questions.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
DMAAAEAddiction Studies and Youth Work Double Major
DMAAAHAddiction Studies and Youth Work Double Major
K16Bachelor of Criminology and Juvenile Justice
DMAAACPsychology and Youth Work Double Major
MIYOUYouth Work Minor
MAYOUYouth Work Major
MIYHPYouth, Health and Physical Activity Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010