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How working as a facilitator has changed young people's lives

  • Ruqia Mohamed
  • 24 June 2024

How youth workers can provide mental health support

  • Amy Wooller, YACVic
  • 10 October 2023

What’s a Referendy, Wendy? A simple guide to the Voice to Parliament Referendum

  • Jacob Gamble, YACVic
  • 20 June 2023

Chris' story: Loss, urgency, grief and loneliness

  • Chris Lanyon
  • 16 February 2023

Marita's story: Coaching and helping young people at risk of homelessness to reach their goals

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 18 November 2022

Tiffany's story: Creating positive pathways for young people through early intervention

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 18 November 2022

Pattie’s story: Being the bridge for young people and the reality of life

  • Jay Lentini
  • 18 November 2022

Jay's story: From FReeZA participant to developing fresh, creative new programs for young people

  • Jay Lentini
  • 18 November 2022

Tony's story: Over 50 years of expanding youth work through his community development approach

  • 17 November 2022

Sione's story: Meeting young people on their terms with culturally competent youth work

  • 17 November 2022

Martha's story: Supporting Pasifika young people to succeed through schooling programs

  • 17 November 2022

Hannah's story: Youth work is healthcare

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 11 November 2022

Maree’s story: The power of early intervention in East Victoria

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 20 October 2022

Kieran's story: Providing young people with creative spaces to express themselves and get the support they need

  • 12 August 2022

Cihan's story: Muslim youth worker creating a better life for Muslim young people

  • 12 August 2022

Caitlyn's story: If I didn't meet that youth worker, I don't think I'd be where I am today

  • 12 August 2022

Yumna's story: tirelessly working for young people in regional Victoria

  • 12 August 2022

Cooking as community care with Ashvina

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 20 December 2021

Nurturing connections to support the youth sector

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 06 September 2021

How can youth workers find their ‘burnout boundary’?

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 01 September 2021

How to run safe youth spaces online: Tips by and for regional young leaders and youth workers

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 26 February 2021

Joining safe youth spaces online: Tips by and for regional young people

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 26 February 2021

A Fully Sick music festival success

  • Tabitha Rickard, FReeZa Coordinator and Youth Engagement Officer at City of Ballarat, and Katja Fiedler, Acting Coordinator Youth Services at City of Ballarat
  • 11 August 2020

How rural and regional communities are supporting each other during COVID-19

  • Lara Paull
  • 28 May 2020

A step-by-step guide for rent relief for young people in Victoria

  • Lara Paull, YACVic
  • 27 April 2020

COVID-19 Cybercrime and tips to avoid scams

  • Steph Brenkovich, YACVic
  • 24 April 2020

How making a complaint about a mental health service can help improve the system

  • 23 April 2020

5 budget-friendly meals to get you through COVID-19 restrictions

  • Julian Garrido
  • 17 April 2020

What young people and the youth sector can do about COVID-19

  • YACVic
  • 16 March 2020

How you can take care and action during the bushfires

  • YACVic
  • 07 January 2020

A 12-year-old’s desire for change in the resi care system

  • Kylie*
  • 18 November 2019

Why sexual health services need to be more accessible for young people

  • Law Donnelly
  • 29 October 2019

How the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme affects youth services

  • Luke Rycken, YACVic Policy Manager
  • 24 October 2019

How the Religious Discrimination Bill affects young people

  • Alberto Giglia and Luke Rycken, YACVic Policy Team
  • 26 September 2019

How to have your voice heard on mental health

  • Luke Rycken and Dr. Jessie Mitchell
  • 05 June 2019

Building an inclusive youth sector together

  • Sebastian Antoine
  • 03 May 2019

A guide to #vicyouth2020 – what we want to see at this year's state election

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell, YACVic
  • 18 October 2018

Starting with education: how youth work educators and young people are building a strong future together

  • YACVic
  • 14 August 2018

Building stronger schools is everyone’s business

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell, YACVic
  • 25 June 2018