Youth Support Workers in Schools


Dr Tim Moore, Merrilyn Woodward, Prof Morag McArthur

Funding Source:

ACT Education and Training Directorate


This review of the Youth Support Workers in Schools initiative was commissioned by the ACT Department of Education and Training in October 2005. The review's broad aim was to identify the initial successes of the initiative, as well as the factors that have acted to both enable and restrict positive outcomes, and to present strategies to enhance and develop the initiative.

The research design included: literature review; surveys of youth support workers, principals and other school executive; focus groups with youth support workers; and interviews with District Coordinators in the program.


Institute of Child Protection Studies. (2006). Review of the Youth Support Workers in Schools Initiative. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.