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Events

YACVic and Youthlaw training opportunities: failure to disclose and failure to protect

New criminal offences have been introduced to improve responses to child sexual abuse. What are they and how do they affect youth workers and the youth sector?

Youthlaw and YACVic have partnered to deliver interactive training sessions across the state that will cover:

  • ‘Failure to disclose’ offence (see below)
  • ‘Failure to protect’ offence (see below)
  • Mandatory reporting

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Inclusive Youth Participation: How to involve more young people

YACVic’s Youth Participation Practice Network (YPPN) is back for 2016!

This event will focus on inclusive participation, and showcase innovative ideas for including more young people. 

Join us for an opening address from Liana Buchanan, Commissioner for Children and Young People, and a panel and audience discussion with:

Following the panel presentation we will undertake a discussion around how we can better share our ideas and knowledge of youth participation across the sector.

9.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 12 May

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Ground Floor
210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

$20 for YACVic members, $30 for non-members.

Register here. Get in quick as places are limited!

For further info, please call Mel Jeffery on 9267 3788.

Koorie Youth Summit 2016

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The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is hosting the third Koorie Youth Summit (Summit) on 20 & 21 April 2016 at Mantra Bell City in Preston. 

The Summit is an annual state-wide gathering for Koorie youth who are passionate about connecting, sharing views and ideas, and gaining the inspiration to create positive change in their communities.

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Youth Arts for Meaningful Participation forum

YACVic’s Youth Participation Practice Network (YPPN) is back, bigger and bolder for 2015-16!

Our first event will help you to use youth arts for meaningful participation:

  • learn about innovative youth arts models that use a youth participation lens
  • discuss how youth arts can be used to empower, include and engage young people
  • learn how to create your own youth arts opportunities to build young people’s skills, community connections and self-advocacy.

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LGA Forums Series 2015 Wrap Up

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From October 2014 to June 2015, YACVic completed a series of forums across metro, rural and regional Victoria. These events were designed for Local Government Area (LGA) youth services coordinators, LGA youth workers and other LGA team members to share good practice, network and discuss current and emerging issues.

Featuring a range of guest speakers, the forums covered topics including the future of LGA youth service delivery, youth engagement in local decision making, grant seeking, family violence, education and employment pathways and the Victorian state budget.

For more information, download the forum summaries and presentations below. An overall summary of the event series, with key issues and recommendations, will be released by September 2015.

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Koorie Youth Summit 2015

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is hosting the 2nd Koorie Youth Summit (Summit) on the 14 & 15 May 2015 at Mantra Bell City in Preston. 

The Summit is an annual state-wide gathering for Koorie youth who are passionate about connecting, sharing views and ideas, and gaining the inspiration to create positive change in their communities.

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YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Western District, Barwon, Central Highlands - Hamilton

 

On Wednesday May 6 Southern Grampians Shire Council will host the sixth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums in Hamilton

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YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Ovens Murray Goulburn - Wangaratta

 

On Thursday 21 May the Rural City of Wangaratta’s Youth Services team will host the ninth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums. 

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YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: South Eastern Metro - Dandenong

 

On Thursday 30 April City of Greater Dandenong Youth and Family Services will host the fifth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums. 

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YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Western Metro - Hoppers Crossing

 

On Thursday 7 May, Wyndham City will host the seventh of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums, a Western Metro LGA forum in Hoppers Crossing.

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YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: North Eastern Metro - Ivanhoe

On Wednesday 20 May Banyule Council's Youth Services team will host the eighth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums. 

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YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Campaspe - Echuca

On Thursday 23 April Campaspe Shire Council's Youth Services team will host the fourth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums. The April 23rd forum in Echuca will be the second of four LGA forums to be held in rural and regional Victoria.

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Rural youth advisory group training workshops 2015

Throughout April and May, 2015 the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria’s Rural Youth Service is running a series of four fun and interactive training workshops that will equip young people with the skills they need to create change, better understand themselves and their potential, work well together and have a greater impact in their community.

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YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Wallan

On Tuesday March 24 Mitchell Shire Council’s Youth Services team will host the second of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums in Wallan. The eight-part series of forums hosted by YACVic across metro, rural and regional Victoria, is designed for LGA youth services coordinators, LGA youth workers, and other LGA team members keen to engage well with young people. YACVic's Victorian Rural Youth Service Initiative (VRYS) is hosting four of these in rural and regional areas throughout Victoria.

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YACVic Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums

Over the next few months YACVic will host the continuation of a ten-part series of forums across metro, rural and regional Victoria designed for LGA youth services coordinators, LGA youth workers, and other LGA team members keen to engage well with young people.

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A forum on the federal budget and the potential impact on young people and youth services

YACVic, in partnership with VCOSS, the Council to Homeless Persons and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare will host a forum for the youth sector on the recent Federal budget and how it might impact both young people and the sector that supports them. 

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YOUth Untitled Conference 2013

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On the 20th of September 2013 YACVic’s Youth Reference Group (YRG) was proud to present ‘YOUth Untitled’ – a unique forum run FOR youth BY youth, to ensure young people’s voices were truly heard.

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Parks Have It: Young people, Environment and Volunteering

5 December 2012

The Parks Have It forum was the result of a partnership between the Department of Planning and Community Development, the Office for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and Parks Victoria. 

The purpose of the form was to explore young people's engagement with the natural environment by providing an opportunity to share innovative ways to engage young people in environmental issues, inspire participation and promote the benefits of the outdoors. The forum started with a welcome from Kate Colvin, the Chief Executive Officer at YACVic, who introduced how the forum will bring together ideas around young people's wellbeing, nature and participation. View Kate Colvin's presentation.

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CONNECT FOR improved outcomes for Victoria's vulnerable young people

25 - 26 June 2012

Melbourne Park Function Centre

CONNECT FOR improved outcomes for Victoria's vulnerable young people was a two day collaborative conference that brought together government, local government, schools, and the community sector.

The conference was in response to children and young people experiencing barriers to accessing opportunities to learning and development. It was designed for those working in education, youth support, health, housing, justice services, and police.

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YACVic has a number of partner agencies. For more information click on the logos below.

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