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eNewsletter
October 2018

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
New Team Members - CASS
Staff Profile
Mental Health Week 2018
School Holidays Report
Student Placement

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Mission Australia Disability Expo
Rural Health Tasmania - Family Fun Day

CEO MESSAGE

During October YFCC held its Annual General Meeting. Long term Board Members, Richard Muir-Wilson and Elizabeth Singleton, retired from the Board. These two Board Members provided a combined 24 years of service to the community. From all at YFCC and the broader communities in which we work, we thank you and appreciate your vast contributions.

This year we were excited to be able to include an Impact Report in our Annual Reports. YFCC now has capability to analyse outcomes data and measure the impact of interventions on the client’s overall health and well being. Client data can also be aggregated to provide an overall program impact measure. To see how we did, I encourage everyone to access our Annual Report on the YFCC website – www.yfcc.com.au.

Finally, were also pleased to receive our Audited Financial Reports from Synectic. The Auditor’s overall assessment of finance function was “We found the financial systems and processes of the organisation to be well organised and controlled, and the staff involved appeared to have a high level of understanding of the key drivers of financial performance, In particular, we were impressed with the standard of management reporting to the board and the structure and extent of the governance framework”.

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

Regards,

Ros Atkinson
CEO

NEW CRISIS ACCOMMODATION WORKERS - KAYLA MORAN AND KANDICE HOWE

YFCC would like to introduce Kayla Moran and Kandice Howe as our new Crisis Accommodation Workers.

Kayla has just completed her Diploma in Child, Youth and Family Intervention.
She is conscious of physical health and attends regularly at a local gym.

Kandice recently moved back to Tasmania after spending 5 years on the Gold Coast.
She is completing a Bachelor of Social Work from which she will graduate at the end of 2019.
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STAFF PROFILE - CRISIS ACCOMMODATION SERVICE

Name: Brett Steers
YFCC Service Area: Crisis Accommodation Service
Location: Devonport
Length of time working with YFCC:
Since 1987 give or take a month or two
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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2018

The theme for Mental Health Week this year was Stronger Together and YFCC was proud to demonstrate this theme by working with other local services to host Mentallect – a pop up event celebrating Mental Health Week.
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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

Over the October School Holidays YFCC ran four exciting events for young people to engage in; Target Golf at the Forth Driving Range, a Clay Workshop with local artist Tara Felts, Ten Pin Bowling at the Devonport Bowl, and a Pasta Making Workshop with Chef Matt.

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STUDENT PLACEMENT REPORT

From late June 2018, University of Tasmania (UTAS) student, Kandice (pictured above) had her third year Social Work practicum with Youth Family & Community Connections (YFCC). Kandice was placed under the supervision of the Family Support Team to complete a total of 500 hours work placement.

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Mission Australia's Day of People with a Disability Expo

The Expo is to be held in Devonport on the 28th of November.
It is a Free Event, with activities such as; Face Painting, Photo Booth, Harley Trike Rides, Free BBQ and more…..

We hope to see many people there; Families, Services and clients are all welcome!!

Rural Health Tasmania - Family Fun Day

January 16th
Rural Health Wynyard & Cow Park
10am - 2pm
FREE, Family Friendly Event
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