Header

 eNewsletter

February 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Summer School Holiday Programs
YFCC New Drug & Alcohol Worker
Your New Year Resolution
National Youth Week
YFCC Employment Opportunity
Helping Young Parents Update  
Promoting Awareness of Youth Homelessness 
HELP 2017    

                                                                

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

DCC - Diamonds of Devonport
Building Brighter, Stronger Families
Family Planning Tasmania (FPT)

---

CEO MESSAGE

Welcome to 2017. Hopefully everyone is rested from the Christmas break and ready to face the working year. We are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with our funders, partners and most importantly our clients throughout the year.

The Building Brighter Stronger Families Conference is just around the corner. It looks set to be an exciting day with three highly regarded guest speakers, Mem Fox, Maggie Dent and Steven Biddulph. The day will appeal  to  parents,  students, service providers  and community members who have an interest in the  well-being of families and children so come and join us on March 11.

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. If you would like to contribute in our next edition, please contact us on reception@yfcc.com.au

Cheers

Ros Atkinson

CEO

---

SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

2017 started with a great range of Summer Holiday programs for 10 – 18 year olds at both Devonport and Burnie Junctions.

---

YFCC NEW DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKER

It is with great pleasure that Youth, Family & Community Connections welcome our newest staff member – Nathan Lambie who will work in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs’ (ATODS) Team. Nathan will be available for Drug & Alcohol Counselling and will also be involved in many of the other health promotion activities that YFCC are so actively involved in.

 We welcome Nathan to YFCC and in particular to the ATODS’ Team.  

---

YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

or a Promise to Yourself for Better Health.

Yes we know it’s February already this year, but it’s still not too late to make a promise to yourself to strive for better health in 2017 – a belated New Year’s Resolution if you like.

---

NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK

31st March - 9th April 2017. Once again YFCC is involved in a range of activities across North West Tasmania to help celebrate National Youth Week. 

Read-More

---

YFCC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We currently have the below vacancy;

Executive Assistant

.8 fixed term contract until 30 June 2018 - part-time. We are seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Executive Assistant. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 10th March 2017.

---

HELPING YOUNG PARENTS UPDATE

The Helping Young Parents program is a collaborative project through the Communities for Children project. Staffed by a Key Worker from YFCC, and a Key Worker from Mission Australia, this program is facilitated by CatholicCare and the HYP team are co-located at the CatholicCare office in Burnie.

 

---

PROMOTING AWARENESS OF YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Youth Homelessness in the North West Region of Tasmania is a significant social issue effecting young people from all walks of life.   Youth Homelessness traditionally has been difficult to measure, as a number of young people reside in unsecure accommodation e.g. couch surfing etc. and do not report as being homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

---

HELP 2017

The HELP film festival is returning in 2017 and groups of students and young people will be invited to submit films that address the subject of Bullying

---

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

DCC-Diamonds of Devonport 

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Devonport City Council is pleased to recognise the contributions and achievements of local women through its ‘Diamonds of Devonport’ program along with a series of public workshops that aim to educate and empower women.

 Building Brighter, Stronger Families 

This conference on Saturday 11th March 2017 is designed as a day to learn and focus on our children, our families and our future, through continual improvement, learning and growth.

Family Planning Tasmania: (FPT) provides quality, non-judgmental and supportive Sexual and Reproductive Health services

Our Burnie clinic located at 1 Pine Avenue Upper Burnie is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00 to 5.00 Ph: 6431 7692. We are pleased to announce Dr Emma Beddows will be joining our team, working on a Wednesday morning from 8th March.

---

If you would like to contribute to future YFCC eNewsletters, please email your contribution to: tenille@yfcc.com.au

---

 81 Oldaker Street, Devonport Tas 7310
E: yfcc@yfcc.com.au
P: 03 6423 6635
F: 03 6423 6642
www.yfcc.com.au

Registered Charity