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News from the Youth Coalition

Director's Resignation

Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:00

The Youth Coalition of the ACT Board would like to inform you that Emma Robertson has resigned from the role of Director of the Youth Coalition of the ACT.  Emma has been in this role for 8 and a half years and has made a significate contribution to the ACT Youth Sector through her time here and in previous roles in the sector. We hope you will join us in thanking Emma for her contribution to the sector and wish her well in her new endeavours. 

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. 

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