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eNewsletter
April 2018

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Board Profile
New Team Member - NDIS
Staff Profile
National Youth Week
Families Week
HELP Film Festival

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

ATDC Conference
Mission Australia Disability Employment Services
Cornerstone Youth Services Inc.
Cradle Coast Programs
Family Planning Tasmania

CEO MESSAGE

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break. This month we have some exciting news to share. After twelve months of planning, we can confirm that in early May we will be relocating our 81 Oldaker Street services to 62 Stewart Street, Devonport. This building is well known to me, having started my career in the not-for-profit sector from those very offices over 18 years ago. The building is right next door to our youth based services at the Junction so we will be able to increase opportunities for resource and asset sharing whilst remaining easily accessible to our client and community base.
In other news, please view our reports from our Youth Week events. We were so pleased to see the enormous contributions of so many vibrant and talented young people. These events, and others around the State, truly provide an opportunity for young Tasmanians to get involved and lead positive change.
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

BOARD MEMBER PROFILE - JESS DEANS

Name: Jess Deans
YFCC Service Area: Member of the Board
Length of time working with YFCC: Since 2014
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NEW PROJECT REACHABLE WORKER - LEANETTE BURKES

YFCC would like to introduce Leanette Burkes, our new Key worker for NDIS Project reachABLE.
Leanette is an experienced support worker who has worked in the community sector for over eight years. She has a strong personal focus on assisting people from all socio-economic backgrounds.
Originally from Texas, USA, Leanette now calls NW Tasmania home.
Leanette’s new role will be to support people to engage with the NDIS and provide referrals to services to best support a client’s needs.
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STAFF PROFILE - CASS

Name: Brian Harvey
YFCC Service Area:Crisis Accommodation Support Service (CASS)
Location: Burnie
Length of time working with YFCC: 26 years
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NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK - APRIL 13-22

YFCC had the pleasure of delivering two high profile and well attended events as part of celebrating Youth Week Tasmania this year. Reclaim the Lane and Burnie Youth Festival.
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FAMILIES WEEK - MAY 15-21

The IFSS Team have partnered with the East Devonport Child and Family Centre to hold a Families Week event. It will be held on the 17th May from 11am-1pm with different

HELP FILM FESTIVAL 2018

The Theme for the 2018 HELP Film Festival is “Stereotypes” in relation to Youth homelessness and/or Youth alcohol and other drug usage with a focus on positive solutions.
We are asking young people to explore the stereotypes surrounding young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness i.e. couch surfing etc and young people that are affected by alcohol and other drug use – themselves, family members or friends.
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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

ATDC Conference

The Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania conference
21-22 May 2018 - In Hobart
‘Shaping our future’ is the theme of this year’s conference<http://www.atdc.org.au/event/atdc-2018-conference-2/>.
The conference aims to challenge existing ideas, frameworks and practices and encourage reflection and innovation across the ATOD sector.

Mission Australia Disability Employment Services

Free employment supports
BURNIE - DEVONPORT - SMITHTON

Based in the North West of Tasmania, Mission Australia’s Disability Employment Services provide free job seeking support to eligible people in the above areas with a medical condition that may affect the type of work they can do.
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Cornerstone Youth Services Inc.

Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. are supporting The Butterfly Foundation to facilitate ‘Be Informed – Body Esteem Educator Training’ in both the North and North West of Tasmania in June of this year.
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Cradle Coast Programs

As we begin to prepare for our 2018 Cradle Coast Program, we are excited to inform you that we are now taking applications for our nine-day Adventure Under Sail Youth Development Voyages. Students aged between 14-18 years living or studying in the Cradle Coast region are eligible to apply for the following voyages:
  • Hobart - Strahan 13th May - 21st May 2018
  • Strahan to Hobart 9th July - 17th July 2018

Family Planning Tasmania - LARC4U

In 2018, Family Planning Tasmania will be working intensively on the North West Coast, delivering our exciting new project LARC4U.
LARC4U aims to reduce unplanned teenage pregnancy by increasing community knowledge about and access to Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).
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