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News from the Youth Coalition

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 13:15
  • Met with Canberra Times
  • Attended ACTCOSS Data Seminar Series
  • Hosted a Youth Worker Practice Network member session on Self Care 
  • Attended CYFSP Agency Directors Meeting
  • Attended sector briefing session between community services organisations and Director General, Community Services Directorate 
  • Hosted Youth Housing & Homelessness Forum 
  • Hosted consultation run by ACT Housing re affordable housing
 

Youth Worker Practice Network Member Session - Alcohol and Prevention

Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:45

The next Youth Worker Practice Network session will be held on Thursday 24 August, from 9:30 - 11:30am. The Youth Coalition of the ACT is partnering with ATODA to host a Youth Worker Practice Network session on Alcohol and Prevention. It is often forgotten that alcohol is a drug - the most commonly used drug in Australia, which causes the most harms, particularly to young people. 

Radio Interview with Adam Shirley about Lowering the Voting Age to 16 in the ACT

Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:45

Hannah from the Youth Coalition of the ACT and Youth Advocate, Courtney, met with Adam Shirley from ABC Drive on Monday the 31 July to discuss the proposal of lowering the voting age to 16 with the ACT Legislative Assembly. Listen to the podcast to hear the conversation in full.

YWPN Member Session: Self Care for Youth Workers

Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 17:45

The July 2017 Youth Worker Practice Network member session was focused on Self Care for Youth Workers. This was a practical workshop lead by Will Mollinson from Families ACT and Hannah Watts from the Youth Coalition of the ACT. A summary of the session is available via the links below, and includes links to online resources you can access. Also attached below are worksheets used in the session to develop self care plans, which all youth workers are encouraged to access. 

Youth Housing and Homelessness Forum: Forum and Consultation

Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:00

The Youth Coalition hosts the Youth Housing and Homelessness Forum (YHHF) every two months. The YHHF aims to provide a forum for housing and homelessness providers to improve their practice in supporting young people who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness in the ACT.  The next YHHF will be on Tuesday 1 August, 9:30am at the Youth Coalition of the ACT Office. The Community Safety Education and Diversion team from ACT Policing are organised to come along to the forum and speak to us.

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