Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People – Generation Next
Sydney Town Hall | 3rd August | $199

The seminar includes leading experts that deliver up-to-date information on issues impacting the wellbeing of young people. You can find the flyer here

Date: Friday, 3rd August 2018

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Sydney Town Hall

Price: $199

Seminar Topics include:

  • Choosing Not to Hate
  • Alcohol and Consent
  • Gambling and Young People
  • E-safety
  • Sexting
  • Smartphones
  • Body Image
  • Adolescent Sleep

Teachers, Social Workers and Nurses can gain accreditation hours for attending this seminar.

Community Activities Lake Macquarie gets $185,000 for youth crime prevention at Cardiff, Glendale

Launch 3Community Activities Lake Macquarie (CALM) will receive $185,000 from the NSW government for an 18 month program aimed at stamping out youth crime and anti social behaviour.

CALM will use the money to fund the Cardiff Collaborative Community project, which will allow high schools, the juvenile justice sector, out-of-home care providers, youth workers, employment agencies and other bodies to work together to reduce youth crime at Cardiff and Glendale.

View the full article here


Assist Training

This workshop is available to anyone 16yo or older who would like to learn life saving suicide first aid skills. Workshop is suitable for healthworkers, service providers, carers of suicidal people,and general community.

Where: Muswellbrook Council Administration Building
(157 Maitland Street, Muswellbrook)
When: June 20th and 21st
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $110 (incl. GST) (normally $450)
Lunch and refreshments provided over the 2 days

To register, follow this link.

Homelessness in Australia

Launch Housing has commissioned the Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 (the Monitor), for this first-of-its-kind authoritative insight into the current state of homelessness in Australia.

The Monitor is an in-depth, independent longitudinal analysis examining the changes in the scale and nature of homelessness in Australia, as well as how social, economic and policy drivers influence these changes.

It brings together numerous existing data sets, in addition to in-depth interviews with a wide range of policymakers, service provider representatives and advocacy organisations; as well as an online survey of service providers.

To download the overview or full report, follow this link.

Australian Child Protection Legislation Resource

This resource sheet from Child Family Community Australia provides a brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia. Child protection is an area of public law where authorities may intervene in family settings because of an allegation of harm or significant risk of harm to a child (Titterton, 2017).

In Australia, state and territory governments are responsible for the administration and operation of child protection services. Legislative acts in each state and territory govern the way such services are provided. The main child protection acts in each Australian state and territory are listed in Table 1. The table also outlines other acts of Parliament that are relevant to the operation and delivery of various services to children and families across Australia. For an overview of these acts, grouped by topic, see the Appendices.

Resource sheet link

Joint statement calling for release of the Tune Review

Community sector peak bodies are asking the Government to immediately make public the full, independent Tune Review into out of home care.

This review was commissioned in response to the growing numbers of children going in to out of home care and the continuing poor outcomes for the most vulnerable families and children. It is important the full review be released so the the insights and recommendations contained within the report can be used to improve outcomes for children and young people in out of home care.

To read the full statement, follow this link.

Upcoming Events

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

Wakagetti Indigenous Corporation Corroboree 2018

Get your tickets early for the biggest display of traditional Aboriginal Culture in The Hunter for 2018. Through culture we connect.

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