[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100332]
Researchers Prof Joseph Ciarrochi; Dr Philip Parker; Prof Rhonda Craven; Prof Richard Ryan; A/Prof David Evans; Dr Cathy Little; Dr Baljinder Sahdra; Dr Fabri Blacklock; Dr Sarah McDonagh
Brief description This project aims to determine the best and most cost-effective way to help 12–15 year olds re-engage with school when they become at-risk for dropping out, by conducting a gold-standard randomized-control trial. 20% of Australians fail to attain a Year 12 or equivalent certificate, often for preventable reasons. Dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, have psychological, social, and health problems, and end up in prison. This project could influence implementation of programmes and policy related to youth dropout, promote youth economic, social and physical wellbeing, and decrease their chance of committing crimes and becoming a social burden.
Funding Amount $264,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects