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Projects

Yfoundations runs projects throughout the year to provide opportunities and support for young people, youth workers, and the sector to get involved and participate. Through workshops and trainings, Yfoundations is able to better engage with the community. Please find our current projects below:

Real Estate Training

Yfoundations, in conjunction with the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW), designed the Real Estate Training Program to engage private real estate agents in the conversation of access and sustainable tenancies for vulnerable groups, specifically young people at-risk of homelessness.

Evaluation of the Training Program has shown high satisfaction and positive outcomes among attendees. The full evaluation report is available here.

The view is to provide a centralised strategy to implement this training and education as part of real estate agents ongoing accreditation.

For more information on the Real Estate Training Program please contact Lauren Brown02 8306 7906lauren@yfoundations.org.au

 

 

 

Juvenile Justice Project

Yfoundations has initiated an important piece of research, the scope of which is two-fold. Firstly, to better understand the practical difficulties of section 28 (the residential requirement) of the Bail Act and how we might best address those issues. Secondly, to establish what current housing pathways exist for young homeless people exiting detention and how they might be strengthened to more effectively meet the needs of young people experiencing homelessness. Our shared goal is that no young person remain in detention simply because they are homeless.

As part of this we have run statewide consultations with: caseworkers at specialist homelessness services; solicitors working at Legal Aid and Aboriginal Legal Service; the President of the NSW Children’s Court and Specialist Children’s Magistrates; and staff working for JJ at detention centres and community offices.

For more information on the Juvenile Justice Project please contact Natalia Gale02 8306 7916 – natalia@yfoundations.org.au

Sticky Stuff

Sticky Stuff is a one-day training that aims to increase the confidence, knowledge and skill of those who work with young people on the topic of sexual health.

Through a series of activities, participants will develop a better understanding of the multiple issues experienced by young people. They will develop skills and plan actions that will make their service more engaging for young people.

The training includes

-Games, tools & Resources
-Up-to-date information
-Local info on testing & treatment
-tips for program development
-and more…

Sticky Stuff is a collaboration between Yfoundations, NSW Health’s STI Programs Unit and and NSW Health HARP Health Promotion. Sticky Stuff is delivered in 30 locations across NSW annually.

Sticky Stuff face-to-face trainings open to registration now:

Armidale – Hunter New England LHD – 27/3/19

Armidale – Hunter New England LHD – 28/3/19

Camperdown – Sydney LHD – 4/4/19

St Leonards – North Sydney LHD – 16/4/19

Hawksburry – Nepean Blue Mountains LHD – 15/5/19

Eugowra – Western LHD – 28/5/19

Gilgandra – Western LHD – 30/5/19

For more information on Sticky Stuff please contact Ben Corio02 8306 7913ben@yfoundations.org.au

Work with us towards a society where all young people are valued, engaged and supported.