Young People

Young People and Homelessness

Young People and Homelessness

More than 26, 000 young Australians do not have a home. In most cases, they are escaping conflict and violence. The majority of young people experiencing homelessness are hidden from view in refuges, couch surfing situations and sleeping in cars.

National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH) states that young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness need access to supportive and well-resourced services which work with them in establishing foundations on which they can build a stable future. These services can be tasked with the provision of ensuring health and wellbeing, safety and stability, re-engagement and participation with education and employment services.


Youth Specific EHN Practitioner Meetings

Twice a year the practitioner meetings have a youth focus. This provides a great opportunity for practitioners and allied services to come together to share information and ideas and to enhance your professional networks.
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Sector News

AHURI, in partnership with Homelessness Australia will convene the National Homelessness Conference 2018—Ending Homelessness Together, in Melbourne on Mon 6 and Tue 7 August 2018 as part of Homelessness Week 2018.  

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Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) is pleased to inform you that the professional development schedule for the first half of 2018 is all online and you can plan training for you and your staff for the next 6 months.

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Upcoming Events

  • Start: Fri 13-Apr-18 12:00AM
    End: Sun 22-Apr-18 12:00AM

    13 April – 22 April
    Victorian Youth Week (formerly known as National Youth Week).
    A weeklong celebration of young people (12 to 25), Youth Week encourages youths to share ideas, attend events, discuss youth issues, showcase their talents and even have a bit of fun.

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workers toolkit

Client Supports and Activities

Bringing u Great Kids is a Parenting Program using mindfulness and reflection to support parents as they review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children. 

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Research and Reports

The specialist homelessness services 2016-17 web report is the sixth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC).

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Practitioner Resources

In 2012, the Victorian Government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The Betrayal of Trust Report, which detailed the inquiry findings, made a range of recommendations, including the need to better protect children from child abuse when they access services provided by organisations. 

Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing these recommendations.

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