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 eNewsletter

June 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Tasmanian Youth Conference
YFCC New ATODS Workers
YFCC New Service Profile - CADSS
CASS Sport and Recreational Expo
New Logos On Buses
IFSS Staff Profile
HELP 2017    

                                                                

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Let's Read
Family Planning Tasmania
DEN - Drug Education Network

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CEO MESSAGE

Youth Family and Community Connections Inc. has been providing alcohol and other drug (ATOD) services in the North West region for 40 years. We are very pleased to see an expansion of these services, with the Community Alcohol and Drug Support Services (CADSS) commencing operation in May. The service, funded by Primary Health Tasmania, will provide early intervention, treatment and after-care to people, including Aboriginal people, experiencing negative effects from the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. The service is based in Wynyard, Smithton and King Island. Access to CADSS can be through self-referral, referral from families and carers, as well as referral from GPs, other health services, schools and community services. Read more from our new staff member, Jessica, who also joins John in our ATOD team.

Also, keep an eye out for our Youth Arvos @ the junction (both in Burnie and Devonport) and Arvos at the Ulverstone Neighbourhood House.  There are loads of fun activities to participate in. 

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

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TASMANIAN YOUTH CONFERENCE

The Tasmanian Youth Conference, coordinated by the Youth Network of Tasmania takes place annually in Launceston and offers professional development for sector workers and also an opportunity for young Tasmanians to attend and learn leadership and other skills. 2017 was a particularly exciting year for YFCC as we submitted a successful abstract to present a one hour workshop on the HELP Film Festival.

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YFCC NEW DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKERS

It is with great pleasure that Youth, Family & Community Connections welcome our newest staff members – John Veridiano & Jessica Riley who will work in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs’ (ATODS) Team.

John 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.

Jessica will be working in a new program – Community Alcohol & Drug Support Service as the Project Officer/Clinician. This exciting new program is outlined below.

 We welcome both John & Jessica to YFCC and in particular to the ATODS’ Team.   

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EXCITING NEW PROGRAM AT YFCC - COMMUNITY ALCOHOL & DRUG SUPPORT SERVICE (CADSS)

Youth, Family and Community Connections in collaboration with the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation have been successful in gaining from the Federal Government a contract to supply an AOD Worker to service the Circular Head, Wynyard & King Island Regions. The program is called the Community Alcohol & Drug Support Service (CADSS).

As part of this Program, both YFCC & CHAC are required to establish a Local Service Providers’ Group under the umbrella Service Hub to provide a more holistic way to accommodate our clients’ needs. As part of this Hub we are seeking key organisations to partner with us to provide this holistic care to our clients. This Hub can be considered as a “one stop shop” for prospective clients. This program will be available to all members of the respective communities. This is an exciting addition to the suite of programs currently being offered by YFCC. 

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CASS SPORT & RECREATIONAL EXPO

Where:                 The Hub 129 Wilson Street Burnie.

When:                    Thursday 10th August 2017, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm    

Who is invited:    All young people between the ages of 15 to 17 years

The expo has been set up to give young people a taste of activities that they may not have considered in the past. 

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A NEW LOOK FOR OUR COMMUNITY BUSES

Our YFCC12 seater buses are now sporting new logos, making them more identifiable within the community. They are available for hire in both Devonport and Burnie to community groups and sporting organisations.

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IFSS STAFF PROFILE

Name: Claire Baly

YFCC Service Area: Integrated Family Support Service

Location: Devonport 

Length of time working with YFCC: 16 months

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HELP 2017 UPDATE


If you work with young people who have an interest in film or social justice issues, then now is the time to get together a group and register for the 2017 HELP Film Festival. With the chance to win $1,000 for your school or organisation and also see your work on the big screen at Devonport CMAX. 

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Let's Read

Let's Read is a program run by The Smith Family which promotes reading to children from birth. The program encourages families and caregivers to share words, stories and books every day with children from birth to help them establish the building blocks for literacy and a love of books.

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Family Planning Tasmania

Welcomes Dr Ginita Oberoi to the team in our Burnie clinic.
Ginita now works on a Monday complementing Drs Emma Beddows and Lyndy Aldridge on Wednesdays and Dr Amanda Felmingham on a Thursday.  

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Possibilities – A Brief Intervention Resource

Possibilities is a new resource from The Drug Education Network (DEN) created to assist workers in developing conversations with patients / clients to provide guidance and structure to Brief Interventions. 

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