Caring for Youth Series
Youth cannot be considered in isolation. Their lives are in constant interaction with various institutional systems that make up their world. Family, school, peers, employment and technological advancement all shape the development of young people. In particular, the technology, media and telecommunications systems have made a great impact on modern life. This Caring for Youth Series has incorporated various research interests within a holistic and systems perspective, with the assumption that issues confronting youth are interactional in nature. Several core areas of research that can facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration will include: Child and adolescent development; Family and peer groups; Learning and career; Social interaction and identity; Virtual Communication; E-consumers’ Behaviour; Popular and Youth Culture; Deviance and Delinquency; Political Participation and Youth Leadership; Youth Justice System; Youth Policy and Services.