RISK-TAKING, HARM AND HELP-SEEKING

December 14, 2012

RISK-TAKING, HARM AND HELP-SEEKING

The most recent edition of Youth Studies Australia (Vol 31, Number 4, December 2012) contains an article from Queensland's very own Cassandra Davis and John Kelly from the Hot House.  The article titled "Risk-taking, harm and help seeking" reports on a pilot study conducted with young people engaged in treatment with the Hot House to consider the risk-taking and related harms experienced while involved in treatment.  We've often assumed that engagement in treatment reduces risk-taking, however this report found that young people continued to engage in risky behaviours (such as driving while intoxicated, or being in a vehicle with someone who is intoxicated) at least in the early stages of treatment The study indicates that workers need to consider ongoing exploration of risk-taking behaviour amongst young people.

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