Youth Action-Practical Resources

Youth Action is developing a number of practical resources to aid youth services in their work. We know that youth work can be complex, and that services face a variety of needs and questions. These resources are planned to equip service providers with the knowledge and tools they may need in some of the more difficult times. Follow the link to view resources.

Family Drug Support Online Service

Families of people using ice and other drugs are able to access support anytime of the day and night through a new Family Drug Support Online Service. The service includes evidence-based content relating to both early and advanced support for families at different stages of intervention.

The website was designed to expand the accessibility, scope and reach of Family Drug Services-particularly for people who aren’t able to attend its workshops. Follow the link for more information.

 

ACOSS Raise the Rate Campaign

Newstart and related payments including Youth Allowance, have not increased in real terms in 24 years.

They are now so low people cannot afford basic necessities like housing, meals, bills and transport, even if they get Rent Assistance. Follow the link to read more.

 

YMCA Youth Consultation Survey

The YMCA is currently working on a new youth mental wellbeing program specifically for young people. As part of this process, a survey has been created to hear the perspectives of young people.

The survey can be completed by any young person aged between 11-25 years and only takes a few minutes to complete. View survey

 

New FACS public website

The new FACS website has been designed to make it easier for you to find and understand information that helps you choose a service, make a decision or take an action. Follow the link to view the website.

Young People & Legal Consent

Youth Action is developing a number of practical resources to aid youth services in their work, to equip service providers with the knowledge and tools they may need in some of the more difficult areas. The fact sheet set “Young People and Legal Consent” include Background to Consent, Participation in Youth Services, Under-18s’ Participation in Research, and Photos and Videos.

To download the fact sheet, follow this link.

Upcoming Events

June VIBES

Maitland’s youth live music night is going down on June 1st at 6pm. Maitland City Library. If you’d like to play, message the Maitland Youth Action Team. VIBES happens on the first Friday of every month.

It’s time we talked: Pornography, young people and sexuality training

Training details

Date: Thursday 21st June 2018 (9am to 4.30pm)

Venue: Tocal College, Paterson

Cost: $116.59

Follow the below link for more information and to register.

It’s time we talked:Pornography, young people and sexuality

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Interagency Meetings

These meetings are open for any interested parties

2017 Maitland Youth Interagency Meetings

See the calendar here, and for information on this meeting click here

2017 Dungog Shire Youth Interagency Meetings

See the calendar here, and for more information on this meeting click here

2017 Maitland Networking Lunches

These Lunches are a partnership between the Maitland Youth Interagency & the Maitland General Interagency, and are open for any youth or community worker, group, volunteer, organisation or community member. See the calendar here.

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Actions Planning & Partnerships

Maitland Youth Partnerships & Planning Session

The Maitland Annual Planning Session is a fun, interactive day held each year. This is a chance to have your say about local young people & youth services and discuss issues of relevance or concern. Partnerships are developed during this day and plans put in place to ensure that young people in Maitland are receiving the best service.

Please SAVE THE DATE: Maitland High School, Friday 3 March 2017, 09:30am-1:30pm

See the flyer here, register for free here

According to participants, last year’s event “Increased collaboration with other services in delivering groups, knowledge of referral pathways” and ” It will help to directly influence the planning for our team around how we work with and support local young people in Maitland”

Dungog Youth Partnerships & Planning Session

The Dungog Shire Annual Planning Session is a fun, interactive day held each year. This is a chance to have your say about local young people & youth services and discuss issues of relevance or concern. Partnerships are developed during this day and plans put in place to ensure that young people in Dungog are receiving the best service.

Please SAVE THE DATE: Paterson School of Arts, Wednesday 22 February 2017, 10:00am-1:30pm

See the flyer here, and register for free here.

According to participants, last year’s event provided “opportunities to collaborate and work together with other services to assist them in service delivery”

Online Youth Sector Survey

To enhance service delivery to young people in Maitland & Dungog, I am committed to regularly consulting with others about what they see in their roles.

I feel that you are in a well-placed position to share knowledge and advice about the local needs and priorities for young people & youth sector workers in Maitland/Dungog.

The results of the survey will be shared with you in a fun infographic, so you can gain an understanding of what’s going on for local young people and youth sector workers. Some of the information will be used to inform future training, meetings and opportunities for you in your role.

All questions are anonymous and optional, feel free to include as much or as little information as you would like.

The deadline for this survey is Friday 17 February 2017. Although this sounds like a little while off, why not just take some time now?

Do you cover the Maitland LGA? Complete the Maitland survey

Do you cover the Dungog Shire? Complete the Dungog survey

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Maitland Service Directories

Maitland Community Directory: http://community.maitland.nsw.gov.au/BrowseProfile.aspx?mi=20

The Lifeline Service Finder: https://lifeline.serviceseeker.com.au/

Octapod: http://octapod.org/

Maitland City Library – What’s On: http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/library/events

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) – What’s On: http://mrag.org.au/whats-on/

My Maitland – What’s On: http://www.mymaitland.com.au/whats-on/

Dont forget to also check out the RYDON/HSNet Service Directory on the homepage of this website.

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