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News from the Youth Coalition

Youth Housing and Homelessness Forum: Forum and Consultation

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.

2017/18 ACT BUDGET

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 15:00
The 2017-18 ACT Budget was delivered on Tuesday 6 June 2017 by ACT Chief Minister and Treasurer, Andrew Barr MLA. 
The Youth Coalition has developed a response to and analysis of the budget, which is now available online. 
We welcomed a number of positive initiatives included in the ACT Budget that the Youth Coalition has been calling for over the last few years. In particular, we commended the ACT Government for investing in youth mental health services and increasing investment in child protection and out of home care services.

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:45
  • Met with Australia21 about youth employment and strategies for youth engagement
  • Attended a meeting of the Joint Community Government Reference Group
  • Appeared at the ACT Legislative Assembly's Budget Estimates Committee hearings and presented our response to the ACT Budget 2017-18
  • Presented to the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission on the findings of the At Odds Project Pilot
  • Hosted a Youth Worker Practice Network member session on Mental Health & Self Harm
  • Attended Youth Mental Health round table meeting with the Snow Foundation

YWPN Member Session: Mental health - Self Harm

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 14:30

The June 2017 Youth Worker Practice Network member session was focused on mental health, specifically around young people and self harm. Guest presenters from headspace Canberra and headspace Queanbeyan shared a range of information and resources. A summary of the session, the session powerpoint presentations, and a range of resources which youth workers can access are available via the links below.

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 14:30
  • Attended Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training
  • Attended Community Development Peer Network Group Meeting
  • Attended the ACT Budget 2017-18 Briefing 
  • Attended the ACTCOSS Peaks Forum RE: ACT Budget 2017-18 
  • Attended the ACTCOSS Community Briefing RE: ACT Budget 2017-18
  • Hosted a Youth Housing Homelessness Forum​
  •  Hosted a meeting of the MYAN ACT Reference Group
  • Met with Education Directorate, Catholic Education and Independent Schools Association of the ACT about finalising the Student Voice in the ACT Project

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:30
  • Attended meeting with Industry Strategy steering group
  • Attended meeting for Murrumbidgee Education and Training Centre Training & Employment Committee
  • Met with Senior Operations Manager from CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn
  • Held a Youth Worker Practice Network Member Session
  • Met with representative from Youth InterACT (Community Services Directorate) re-shared opportunities and future of National Youth Week in the ACT
  • Met with representative from Big hArt project re future work in the ACT


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