Monday, November 20, 2017

Sector Development

The Youth Coalition provides a number of sector development activities to workers and services in the youth and community sectors; that focus on information provision, training, networking, resource development, collaborations and partnerships. These activities aim to support workers and services to build their capacity and improve their practice in working with young people in the ACT.

Youth Coalition Sector Development activities include:

  • Weekly eBulletin: A summary of important activities, events, resources and information relating to young people and the youth sector in the ACT;
  • Monthly Forum: An open forum held on the third Thursday of each month (except December and January), that provides workers with opportunities to network, hear from guest speakers and share information;
  • Training and Professional Development Calendar: A bimonthly calendar that outlines training and professional development opportunities for workers and services;
  • Workforce Development;
  • Comorbidity Bus Tours: Monthly bus tours of services that support people experiencing co-occuring alcohol and other drug, and mental health issues in the ACT, for workers;
  • Training: Regular training opportunities provided by the Youth Coalition for workers and services that work with young people;
  • Multicultural Youth Affairs Network: A Network that seeks to progress issues for multicultural young people (particularly those who are newly arrived or of refugee background) aged 12 - 25 years in the ACT;
  • Youth Housing Homelessness Forum: A Network that seeks to provide a forum for housing and homelessness providers to improve their practice in supporting young people in the ACT who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness;
  • Annual YOGIE Awards: These Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in youth work, and are held in December each year.
  • ACT Youth Affairs Conference 2013: The Youth Coalition hosted the ACT Youth Affairs Conference in November 2013.
  • Big Red Book: A Handbook and Directory for people who work with young people, which profiles 96 youth programs and services in the ACT;