Exciting paid opportunity for young carers to lead a co-design project in WA!
The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) is collaborating with Red Cross WA on a co-design project that explores the needs of young carers living in Western Australia to develop ideas and solutions to the challenges they face. We are looking for five creative young people with lived experience of being a young carer to join our core team as youth consultants.Continue Reading→
Exciting opportunity to become MYAN WA Youth Consultants!
We are looking to employ a MYAN WA Training Coordinator to develop and deliver cultural competency and cultural intelligence training, and also up to six passionate youth consultants to co-design and co-deliver the two training packages!Continue Reading→
Matt’s Drive for Change
He's the winner of the WA Young Person of the Year (2017) award, and he hasn't slowed down since! Matt Bill (WA Young Person of the Year 2017) has just returned from an epic one-month drive around Western Australia (visiting over 20 towns!) and collecting the stories of young people, giving them a voice and capturing footage to create a deadly documentary raising awareness and highlighting the wins, as well as the collective issues young people experience in regional WA.Continue Reading→
Media Release with Youth Work WA – Appropriate Anti-Bullying Program Absent in Federal Budget
YACWA and Youth Work WA call on the Federal Government to implement a secular national anti-bullying program.Continue Reading→
Media Release – Student Teacher Violence in South West
The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) shares the concerns of many others in today's news reports of incidents of student-on-teacher violence in the South West.Continue Reading→
Hong Kong International Youth Exchange Program
The Western Australian Minister for Youth, Hon Peter Tinley MLA, the Department of Communities and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) are offering twelve young Western Australians aged between 18 and 25 years the opportunity to participate in an exchange program between Hong Kong and Western Australia in October 2017.Continue Reading→
Trauma-Informed Practice Symposium
There is an urgent need for the sector to respond to the physical, psychological and emotional needs of children and youth who have experienced trauma. Research indicates that adopting a trauma-informed approach to service delivery supports healing and empowers our young people.Continue Reading→
INTRODUCING YOUTH PRIDE NETWORK!
Do you like speaking up about issues that are important to you? Are you passionate about making Western Australia a better place for LGBTIQA+ young people from all backgrounds? Are you aged 12-25 and identify as LGBTIQA+? We’re looking for a great group of LGBTIQA+ young people to make WA a better place to be out and proud.Continue Reading→