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'Turning Ideas Into Action' Regional Youth Forums

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The Youth Affairs Council Victoria is thrilled to be partnering with the Victoria Government to deliver a series of 12 youth forums across the state. The forums, themed 'Turning Ideas into Action', are designed for young people to learn how to develop skills in community involvement and as a platform to discuss their ideas. 

The forums will help determine the agenda of the inaugural Youth Summit, to be held during National Youth Week next year. Participants will also elect regional representatives to the Victorian Youth Congress, a diverse group of young Victorians who will advise the Government on priority issues for today’s young people.

Youth Affairs Council Victoria CEO Georgie Ferrari said, “YACVic has long advocated for young people to be seen as the experts in their own lives. These regional forums are the exciting beginning of a process that will ensure young people’s ideas are front and centre in policy making in Victoria.”

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Holistic Approaches to Engaging Young People Through Social Enterprises

A conversation with Jimmy Pham AM of KOTO International

Join Jimmy Pham AM, CEO and Founder of KOTO International (Know One Train One) and youth and education sector colleagues for a morning of learning about the KOTO International program.

KOTO’s social enterprise model and the industry and training partnerships have been developed in and outside of Vietnam to train and prepare young people for employment pathways.

Hear also from Berry Street’s Youth Engagement Coordinator, Lauren Oliver, about their plans to build a social enterprise model out of an existing youth leadership and social change program.

Monday 17 October 2016

9.30am (10am start) – 12pm

RSVP: www.etouches.com/jimmypham

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

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