- Hosted Comorbidity Bus Tour A
- Attended Evaluation & Assession Outcomes training
- Attended the CYFSP Youth Engagement Meeting
- Participated in the Education Ministers Roundtable on Schools for All
- Attended the Gold Creek School assembly to present a $1000 prize for having the highest number of students complete the Rate Canberra Survey
- Conducted interviews for the Young People and Gambling Project
- Carried out a focus group with Community Development students at CIT on Young People and Gambling
News from the Youth Coalition
The Youth Coalition currently has three Youth Work Diploma students completing their work placement with our office. One of the projects they are working on is completing an update of a Youth Coalition resource - The Big Red Book.
The Big Red Book is a resource book for youth workers to access information and assist in making referrals for clients. The Big Red Book hasn't been updated since 2010 and we are looking to find organisations that want to nominate to be included in the updated version. We want to make sure we have the most recent resources and information included.
The next Youth Worker Practice Network session will be held this coming Tuesday 7 June, from 9 - 11am. Nicole Townsend will be leading a discussion on what ethical dilemmas are, and some of the common ones that we might come across in our work with young people.
All frontline youth workers are invited to participate in this session. See attached flyer for more information.
The Youth Coalition of the ACT has joined with the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) and other community sector agencies from around the country to call for a government that works for young Australians. Young people want to be heard on many issues, from tax and justice to marriage equality and climate change.
The Youth Coalition of the ACT's Policy Director, Bec Cuzzillo, was interviewed on 'Drive with Adam Shirley' on 666 ABC Canberra radio about young people and voting ahead of the 2016 Federal Election. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Registrations are now open for Comorbidity Bus Tour B on Wednesday 22 June 2016. If you are interested in attending the tour, please register online here.
The Comorbidity Bus Tour visits a variety of services in the ACT from the alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD), mental health (MH) and youth sectors. The aim of the bus tour is to increase the capacity of frontline workers to support people experiencing co-occurring ATOD and MH issues (comorbidity).
The June - July 2016 Training and Professional Development Calendar is now available to download.
The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT. The Training Calendar provides training and professional development opportunities for workers in the youth, alcohol, tobacco and other drug, mental health, family support and community sectors.
- Met with ACTCOSS to discuss our joint education advocacy campaign
- Attended the Families ACT 10th Birthday Party. Happy birthday FACT!
- Interviewed a participant for the young person and gambling project.
- Met with ACT Education and Training Directorate, Catholic Education Office and Association of Independent Schools
- Attended the ACT Shelter Committee Meeting
- Met with the Youth Coalition Board Executive Team
- Attended the CYFSP Practice Leaders Meeting
The Treasurer is the person responsible for oversight of the administration of the financial affairs of the Coalition. This includes ensuring that correct accounts are kept, showing the financial affairs of the Coalition with full details of all receipts and expenditure connected with the activities of the Coalition.
On Tuesday 17 Tim Shaw from 2CC spoke to Bec Cuzzillo from the Youth Coalition of the ACT, and Canberra Young Citizen of the Year Jordan Kerr, as young people are urged to enrol to vote and have their say at the upcoming election. They explore the importance of voting and the power of harnessing your democratic right as a young person, and the change it can create.