RYDON Inc [Regional Youth Development Officers Network] is a network of Youth Development Officers from the Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter and Wyong Local Government Areas.
RYDON’s primary purpose is to focus on community development activities that will assist young people to access community resources and opportunities.

 

    This is done through:
  • Promoting coordination, cooperation and networking between providers of services to young people;
  • Lobbying government and other relevant bodies on behalf of young people and providers of services to young people;
  • Supporting, organising and providing training for those working with young people;
  • Representing the interest of young people and those working with young people

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia National Conference

We live in times of complex and constant change. We are more interconnected- economically, environmentally, politically, socially – than ever before. We also face challenges that are global in scale and complexity. Young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia are impacted by these global trends at multiple levels.

The 2017 MYAN Conference will consider the experiences of young people in the context of current global challenges and explore how research, policy and practice can best respond into the future.  Exploring the themes ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Education to Work’ and ‘Social Cohesion’, this two-day event will bring together international an local policy-makers , practitioners, young people, academics and the business sector.

We hope the conference brings us one step closer to developing forward-looking, evidence-based strategic directions for research, policy and practice- helping young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds thrive over coming decades. 23rd – 24th Nov 2017, Melbourne. Click here to register.

 

3 Day Aboriginal Family Law Conference

A Statewide 3-day conference for community-mums,dads, grandparents, aunties and uncles as well as Aboriginal workers and service providers and those who work with community. Read more

NCOSS Pre-Budget Submission 2018/19

The NSW Council Of Social Services (NCOSS) Pre-Budget Submission (PBS) 2018/19-No Poverty: A roadmap for a fair NSW draws together the lived experience of people experiencing or at risk of poverty and disadvantage, the knowledge and experience of our members from the community sector across the state, the expertise of the advisory panels and the NCOSS team’s research and analysis. Click here to read the NCOSS PBS and Media Release

Early Intervention Workshops

TAFE NSW is providing capacity building workshops in relation to Early Intervention work around children aged 12-15 and their families. Click the link for details.

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