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?

Want to let us know your thoughts on the above topic? - Click here to post your comments.

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For more information about items in this newsletter or should you wish to provide feedback please contact:

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.
Youth News

Peer Support Group for Young People with a Parent Affected by Mental Illness

The Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital established the Paying Attention to Self (PATS) Program in 1997. PATS is targeted to young people aged 13 - 18 years who have a parent affected by a mental illness such as schizophrenia, bi polar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.

Young people ignorant and embarrassed about sex

Children feel pressure to have sex at an early age but lack knowledge of contraception and sexual health.

Cardiff University to study adolescent depression

Adolescent depression may be identified and treated earlier if the aims of a new £1 million research project are successful.

Chronic Illness Alliance - Tell Us Your Story
The "voices" of those who have direct experience are still rarely heard. We are interested in receiving your stories about chronic illnesses and schools. Whether you are (or were) a student, teacher, administrator, friend or family member we would like to hear from you.

If you would rather submit your story as a document by email send it to: jtamlyn@chronicillness.org.au

Calling Young Writers and Visual Artists

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is calling for young people between the ages of 11 and 18 to enter the 'Human Writes' personal essay and 'Rights in Perspective' art competitions.

Book Project

Have you experienced homelessness?
Are you 14-19 years of age?
Do you write short stories, poems, or create art?
Then be a part of something original and unique!

Baptist Community Services of SA (Inc) is doing a book on short stories, poems and illustrations by young people who have been affected by homelessness in some way.

Invitation for Youth to Design Ad Targeting Drug Use

GETREEL is on again for 2006! Design a 30 second TV ad targeting drug use, and you could win great Sony prizes for you and your school. You could also have your ad professionally produced & shown on National TV!!

If you are aged between 10 and 16 years and you want to have your say, then this is the competition for YOU.

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This is SO cool....!! Before stepping into McDonalds, plan your intake. Just drag any item onto the tray and you will see the calories. Have fun! The purpose of the game is to educate players on the calorie and fat content of common fast-foods.

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