Adolescence & early adulthood

Adolescence and early adulthood is an important period of transition from dependence on family towards independence.

Publications about Adolescence & early adulthood

A photo of a young woman sitting at a desk staring at a laptop
Research Report— May 2018

This Research Report focuses on the factors associated with successful transitions from out-of-home care.

Group of youths playing with mobile devices.
Research Report— Dec 2017

This Research Report gives evidence about the impact exposure to and consumption of online pornography has on children and young people.

Group Of Children Sitting In Mall Using Mobile Phones
Research summary— Dec 2017

A discussion of pornography and its effects on children and young people.

CFCA— Oct 2017

An overview of key statistics and research findings to assist professionals working with parents of teens and tweens.

CFCA— Oct 2017

This resource explores the issues that are commonly experienced by adolescents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia.

CFCA— Sep 2017

A list of national and state/territory helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents.

LSAC Annual Statistical Report 2016— Aug 2017

This is the seventh volume in the LSAC Annual Statistical Report series, which uses data from the last six waves of the study.

Teenage girl working cash register
LSAC Annual Statistical Report 2016 chapter— Aug 2017

This chapter explores the employment of teens at 12-13 and 14-15 years, by looking at the percentage who worked in the previous year.

teenage girl looking out at the sea
LSAC Annual Statistical Report 2016 chapter— Aug 2017

This study found that 10 per cent of 14-15 year-olds reported that they had self-harmed in the previous 12 months and 5 per cent had attempted suicide

young girl with trainer
LSAC Annual Statistical Report 2016 chapter— Aug 2017

Six in ten Australian 14-15 year-olds know what career they would like to have in the future but the jobs that boys aspire to are different to girls.

Australian children’s screen time and participation in extracurricular activities
LSAC Annual Statistical Report 2015 chapter— Sep 2016

A majority of Australian children are spending more than the recommended two-hour daily limit for screen time.

Life satisfaction across life course transitions
Australian Family Trends— Sep 2015

Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?

Keeping up with information and communication technology
Australian Family Trends— Mar 2015

Older people feel left behind by technology, but so do one in ten younger Australians.

Commissioned report— Nov 2014

Examines the impact of four programs designed to divert Indigenous people from entering the justice system.

AIFS tile
Commissioned report— Jun 2014

Explores the prevalence of different types of family environments, and the influence of these environments on children's developmental outcomes.

Review of early childhood parenting, education and health intervention programs for Indigenous children and families in Australia
Closing the Gap— Feb 2014

Reviews the research literature on the effectiveness of intervention programs for Indigenous children and their families in early childhood.

The tyrannies of distance and disadvantage
Research Report— Nov 2013

This research report investigates whether children in regional areas experience a "tyranny of distance" or a "tyranny of disadvantage"

Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk
Closing the Gap— Sep 2013

Reviews effective mentoring relationships, how they work, and what further research is needed.

Australian families with children and adolescents
Australian Family Trends— Jul 2013

This facts sheet examines the extent and nature of change in household and family forms.

The Australian Temperament Project: The first 30 years
ATP Report— May 2013

This report highlights some key learnings about human development from the Australian Temperament Project (ATP) - a groundbreaking longitudinal study