Child & Adolescent Health Care


July 2006 Issue #20

In This Issue

What's New.........

AWCH is happy to announce that it has become a National Child Protection Week partner.

To find out more about National Child Protection Week and activities happening in your state, visit the NAPCAN website at www.napcan.org.au

National Child Protection Week

3 - 9 September 2006

Quick Poll
At your hospital, in the last 12 months, have any adults been hospitalised in the same ward as children?

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Anne Cutler
National Liaison Officer
Email: awch@awch.com.au
Web: www.awch.org.au

Phone: 02 9631 9208

Fax: 02 9631 9390
Address: PO Box 113 WESTMEAD NSW 2145

The Australian Association for the Welfare of Child Health (AWCH) is a national, non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members who work together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are recognised and met within hospitals and the health care system in Australia.

Australian hospital statistics 2004-05

This summary report presents an overview of hospitals and hospital activity in Australia, further data on public hospitals, hospital performance indicator data, information on non-admitted patient care provided in public hospital emergency departments, and summary data on elective surgery waiting times for patients admitted to public hospitals.

Online Youth Networks: Researching the Experiences of 'Peripheral' Young People in Using New Media Tools For Creative Participation And Representation

Online networks can support broad communicative participation and interaction and new media technologies have the potential to allow individuals and groups to reflect, create, maintain, establish, challenge and subvert the media and political representations that affect them.

Don’t push me around!

This report has been written by Barnardo’s and Whizz-Kidz in order to bring about change in wheelchair service provision for disabled children with mobility needs in the UK.

Indicators of risk to the wellbeing of Australian Indigenous children

Anne Daly and Diane Smith use a range of indicators established in the literature to examine the risk of exclusion from mainstream Australian society for Indigenous Australian children. The results show that Indigenous children continue to be among the most socially disadvantaged in Australia, and this is particularly the case for those living in remote and very remote areas.

The right to the highest attainable standard of health: opportunities and challenges

This is the text of a recent speech by Paul Hunt, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, in which he asks: what does the right to health mean?

Children with autism face exclusion and bullying

Over a quarter of children with autism have been excluded from school and nearly half have experienced bullying, according to research published by the National Autistic Society.

Review of ACT Child Deaths - This report covers the period between January 1992 and December 2003 and identifies the deaths of 400 infants, children and young persons aged 0-17 years.

An Analysis of the Usefulness and Feasibility of a Population Indicator of Childhood Obesity - This paper provides an analysis of the usefulness and operational feasibility to monitor both obesity in children and young people, and the effectiveness of the collective strategies and interventions used to prevent and manage childhood obesity. The work uses a Leading for Outcomes approach.

Attack dogs used to control kids

Attack dogs used to enforce control, solitary confinement, non-consensual medical procedures ... Abu Ghraib? Not quite, rather the NSW juvenile justice system.

New Zealand and the UN General Comment on Corporal Punishment

Following two General Discussion Days on Violence Against Children, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child resolved to issue a series of papers on eliminating violence against children to guide State parties in understanding the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Access to Dental Services Among Australian Children and Adults

This report provides information on the use of dental services among
Australian children and adults in 2002.


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