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Sector Development / Tools for Workers

Sector Development: CYFSP Network Coordination Survey 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 08:15

Child, Youth, Family Services Programs (CYFSP) is currently running a survey to identify gaps and service needs in the Canberra region and ways to address these through collaborative practice. This survey is being conducted by Barnardos, YWCA Canberra, Woden Community Services and Belconnen Community Services on behalf of Network Coordination, Child, Youth, Family Services Programs (CYFSP). 

For any enquiries, please contact:

Michelle Vaessen-McLean, Network Coordinator - Inner North/Gungahlin Region on mmclean@barnardos.org.au

Sector Development: Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 08:00
Learning for Purpose

The Workforce Study is Australia’s first large-scale research study designed to identify what matters most for making Not-for-Profit work more developmental, healthy, meaningful, and productive. It is open to all levels of employees and volunteers. The more people who respond, the more representative and useful the results for growing people, organisations, and their impact. This online survey is approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Western Australia (RA/4/1/8885).

Youth Worker Practice Network Member Session - Alcohol and Prevention

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. 

Tools for Workers: Free Tax Help 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30
Mura Lanyon YWCA

YWCA Canberra Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC) is offering Free Tax Help 2017 at 22 Sidney Nolan Street, Conder

What is Tax Help?

Tax Help is a network of ATO-trained and accredited community volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax. 

What can volunteers help me with?

Volunteers can help you lodge your tax return or amendment online or complete a non-lodgement advice.

Tools for Workers: Fair Work Ombudsman - to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to navigate workplace rights

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 15:15
Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a suite of new resources aimed at helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and employers to understand their workplace rights and responsibilities.

The resources have been developed in response to research which showed that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities had a limited awareness of their workplace entitlements.

YWPN Member Session: Self Care for Youth Workers

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. 

Tools for Workers: GIVIT in the ACT

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 13:30

GIVIT is a not-for-profit organisation matching public generosity with genuine need, and have just started operating in the ACT. Working across Australia, GIVIT works to alleviate poverty by ensuring community service providers have the items required to support their clients. Since 2009, almost 500,000 quality items including white goods, clothes, furniture, IT equipment and personal care items have been donated via GIVIT, assisting Australians in need - all at no cost. 

Tools For Workers: Tips for talking with and helping children and young people cope after tragic events

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:45
Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society created a resource to help navigate talking about distressing events like tragic accidents in your local area, or that took place in familiar places like a popular holiday location, or even disasters that happen far away, but are covered by the media, can be powerful and upsetting incidents that intrude into daily life. This resource sheet includes some helpful tips for parents, caregivers and teachers for helping children and young people to cope following local, national, or even world tragedies. 

Tools For Workers: Talking to Young People about 13 Reasons Why

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:30

headspace School Support has received a growing number of concerns from schools and parents across Australia about the recently aired Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The series, which depicts a young woman who suicides after outlining 13 ‘reasons’ for her death, has divided opinion in Australia. While some people believe the show allows for authentic conversations about suicide, others believe the show exposes viewers to harmful suicide messages and imagery.


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