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October 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Board Profile
NDIS
Burnie Junction upgrades Complete

CADSS Update
TASS Good News Story
ParentNext update
Staff Profile
HELP 2017
CASS Expo Report   

                                                                

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

ATDC
DEN - Drug Education Network

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CEO MESSAGE

This newsletter I  really wish to highlight the incredible short film on bullying produced by Year 7 students at Devonport High School. This short film placed first at our recent H.E.L.P. film festival held at Cmax cinemas in Devonport. The film offers important insight into the issue of bullying, and skillfully offers some strategies as to how it can be addressed. Well done to these students. At the time of writing, the film, which is on the YFCC Facebook page, had over 46,000 views.

 Particular mention also goes to the equal second-place contenders in the film festival, St-Brendan Shaw College and Exeter High School, and to first time entrants, King Island High School and Romaine Park Primary School. All films demonstrated the significant effort students had undertaken in raising awareness of, and addressing, bullying in their communities. Congratulations to all involved.

 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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BOARD MEMBER PROFILE - KIM TIDSWELL

I began my career in the community sector at the Business Enterprise Centre – Mersey, here in Devonport.  I had a dual role.  I worked in employment services with disadvantaged jobseekers, and in business development within the Business Enterprise Centre movement. I have worked in vocational rehabilitation, in recruitment, as North West Manager for Coopers Recruitment, and in human resource management for Davey and Maynard.  I have provided Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Development and Human Resource Management Services in my own consultancy, Tidswell Consulting, since 2010.  

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NDIS PROGRAM

The NDIS represents a major change in the way disability services are accessed nationally. As we transition from the current service system to this new model of support, some Tasmanians experiencing disability may find that their needs are not readily met. 

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BURNIE JUNCTION UPGRADES COMPLETE!

After slowly chipping away at some significant upgrades over the last 18 months we are pleased (and relieved) to announce the Burnie Junction is now complete and ready for business. 

 

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CADSS UPDATE

Community Alcohol & Drug Support Services (CADSS) serving King Island, Circular Head & Wynyard.

In May of this year YFCC was awarded a Federal Government contract (under the administration of Primary Health Tasmania) to deliver drug & alcohol counselling services to King Island, Circular Head & Wynyard under a cooperative Hub model in partnership with the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation (CHAC) based in Smithton. 

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TASS GOOD NEWS STORY

Sometimes positive client outcomes are not seen until months or even years later.

 In 2016 TASS (as requested by an Education Dept. Psychologist) assisted a young lady to leave her long term foster placement and move into independent living. 

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PARENTSNEXT UPDATE

 ParentsNext currently has 269 Clients in its caseload.

Our recent Tour Guiding Course was a valuable learning tool for our participants and our ground staff. The participants all seemed to enjoy the course and the company of their fellow students. I was fortunate enough to be “bus driver” on one of the days of the course, and the Students were certainly the right fit for motivation and friendliness.

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ADMIN STAFF PROFILE

Name: Glenn Foster

YFCC Service Area: Administration/NSP

Location: Devonport 

Length of time working with YFCC: 9+ years

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HELP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - IT'S A WRAP! 

 

HELP 2017 was celebrated with a screening of finalists at Devonport CMax on the evening of September 25th. Over 150 people turned up to show their support for the young filmmakers and the feedback received and media coverage was overwhelmingly positive.  

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Managing Personality Disorders in AOD Treatment

This ATDC MEMBERS ONLY clinical workshop will begin with a
discussion of personality, evaluation of personality traits, and
common personality disorders in alcohol and other drug (AOD)
treatment.

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DRUG EDUCATION NETWORK

wungana makuminya is a state-wide training program to build the capacity of the drug and alcohol treatment sector to provide safe and appropriate care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Drug Education Network is collaborating closely with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre to deliver this training across Tasmania.

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