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BRV have commissioned the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) to deliver a series of workshops on engaging with young people. It is available to Community Recovery Committee (CRC) members across Eastern Victoria.

The workshops will assist CRC’s in developing engagement strategies when working with young people on recovery based activities locally. The workshops will be delivered CRC’s across each LGA (Towong, Alpine and East Gippsland) by young facilitators.

Workshops will be run at times that work best for CRC members over the next few months, starting in early 2021.

There are 30 places for CRC members in each local area (East Gippsland, Alpine and Towong). Ie. 90 places in total.

The following three topics will be covered in each workshop. You only need to fill out the form once to register your interest for each of these workshops.

Youth Engagement and Participation

Find out how toinvolve young people in decision-making processes. Examining theory and practice, this workshop uses interactive strategies for participants to reflect on how the work of their CRC impact on young people, and how to engage young people’s voices and perspectives through-out. Participants will commence development of a plan to ensure youth voice is included into key aspects of strategic and operational decision making, project design and delivery, governance and evaluation. This workshop is co-facilitated with a young person, and supported by two more (local) young people to provide support in online breakout groups and bring their local youth perspectives to the workshop.

This workshop will be offered in Alpine/ East Gippsland and/ Towong. Workshops will commence in early 2021.

Register your interest here

Child Safe Standards

Basics of the seven Child Safe Standards which, under the Victorian Government Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005, are compulsory for all Victorian organisations that provide services or facilities for children and young people.  https://www.yacvic.org.au/about-us/child-safe-standards/

This workshop is co-facilitated with a young person, to provide support in the online format and bring their youth perspectives to the workshop. 

This workshop will be offered in Alpine/ East Gippsland and/ Towong.

Workshops will commence in early 2021. Register your interest here

Code of Ethical Practice

The Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector (the Code) is a framework to help people who work or engage with young people to think through the ethical dilemmas that will arise. It is not prescriptive, because each situation will be different, but helps work through right or wrong, and what to do. The Code is based on human rights, and includes a set of youth work principles and ethical practice responsibilities. It supports, but does not replace, legal responsibilities. This workshop is co-facilitated with a young person, to provide support in the online format and bring their youth perspectives to the workshop.  

This workshop will be offered in Alpine, East Gippsland and Towong. Workshops will commence in early 2021. Register your interest here

Register Your Expression of Interest

You can register your interest across all three of the workshops using this form.

Contact Us

Please contact YACVic Rural Manager, Derm Ryan at dryan@yacvic.org.au or call on 0408 674 738 for any queries.