Young People and Homelessness
The latest ABS data counted 28, 000 young Australians (12-24yr old) as homeless on Census night in 2016. In most instances, they do not have a home because they are escaping conflict and violence. Previous research found that 70% of young people who became homeless left home to escape family violence, child abuse or family breakdown (Rosenthal, 2006).
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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CHIA Vic is committed to improving the capacity of the community housing sector in Victoria by providing regular training and professional development courses on topics as diverse as defusing aggression and dealing with difficult calls through to understanding the Residential Tenancies Act.
We also create bespoke training courses to meet identified industry needs or the needs of individual workplaces. Our experienced trainers can deliver courses on-site or at our training facility in the CBD. If you would like to request a new training program, contact Holly Mullaney on 9654 6077.
Research and Reports
Children’s Emotional Development Is Built into the Architecture of Their Brains is an article written by National Scientific Council on the developing child.
A growing body of scientific evidence tells us that emotional development begins early in life, that it is a critical aspect of the development of overall brain architecture, and that it has enormous consequences over the course of a lifetime. These findings have far-reaching implications for policymakers and parents, and, therefore, demand our attention.
Published by the Austrlian Childhood Foundation, Heart Felt is a collection of children’s experiences and stories of abuse, recovery and hope.