7 Year Data Project

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) has completed comprehensive intake assessments with all young people accessing the service for ongoing planned support over the past seven years. Data has been collected from more than 3,000 young people seeking support at BYS. We are currently analysing this data to track patterns of youth homelessness and the most common intersecting issues of family and relationship violence and primary and mental health.

This data set also includes comprehensive data on young people’s financial wellbeing; engagement in education and employment; substance use; connection to supports; parenting and child safety concerns; and legal issues. Change/outcomes data is also collected as part of the process of young people exiting support.

A series of reports will share findings from the analysis of key trends within these data sets, with the aim of supporting improved policy and practice locally in Queensland, as well as to contribute to national and international efforts to support young people and their children experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more about this project or are working at an academic institution and would like to explore partnership opportunities: research@brisyouth.org.