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Youth Workers Unite

Youth Workers Unite is YACWA's COVID-19 resilience and recovery series. Through fortnightly webinars, we empower the youth sector with professional development, advocacy, training and collective problem solving.

Youth Workers Unite! brings together professional speakers, government, sector leaders and front-line youth workers into an interactive webinar format for the latest information, innovations and adaptations relevant to the youth sector.

With a focus on COVID-19 response and future-proofing the youth sector, Youth Workers Unite! is now in its professional development phase, delivering skill-building, educational webinars to equip youth workers to best support young people as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Next Session:

Youth Workers Unite #8: Financial Assistance for Young People Post-COVID 19
Wednesday 1 July, 9.30am-11am

with Amanda Ghouse (Midlas)
Joint metro & regional session
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As the economic impact of COVID-19 and lockdown hits Australia, young people face unprecedented financial instability and barriers to employment. Significant disruptions to daily life, the rapid changes to welfare payments and the broader effects of the developing economic crisis has made financial literacy and education for young people an imperative component of youth work practice as we navigate the rest of 2020.

In this free webinar, financial counsellor Amanda Ghouse from Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service (Midlas) will explore the various financial impacts COVID-19 and changes to the welfare system on young people in Western Australia, providing youth workers with tangible ideas and tools to support young people to secure and maintain financial stability.

About Amanda Ghouse
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Amanda has over 19 years of Banking and Finance experience and is a qualified Cert IV Trainer and Financial Counsellor. Amanda currently works for Midlas, a 30 year old established not-for-profit organisation based in Midland as a Financial Wellbeing Worker. Her role allows her to deliver financial literacy education workshops, information sessions and coaching to members of the public and supports them to change their behavior and to learn by doing.

Past Sessions:

Youth Workers Unite #7: Supporting LGBTIQ+ Young People – Wednesday 17 June
Joint metro & regional services meeting
with Bella Broadway (Connection and Wellbeing Australia
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In this free webinar, educator Bella Broadway from Connection and Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) will explores the specific challenges and impacts faced by LGBTQAI+ young people through COVID-19, equipping youth workers with the preventative and postventative tools to provide support and respond to their needs.

Youth Workers Unite #6 – Wednesday 3 June
Metro Services Meeting
with Paul Abbott (Mentoring2Work) & Charlotte Glance (YACWA)
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Regional Services Meeting
with Paul Abbott (Mentoring2Work) & Charlotte Glance (YACWA)
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Youth Workers Unite #5 – Wednesday 20 May

Metro Services Meeting
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Regional Services Meeting
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Youth Workers Unite #4 – Wednesday 6 May

Metro Services Meeting
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Regional Services Meeting
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Youth Workers Unite #3 – Wednesday 22 April

Metro Services Meeting
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Regional Services Meeting
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Youth Workers Unite #2 – Wednesday 8 April

Metro Services Meeting
Minutes forthcoming

Regional Services Meeting
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Youth Workers Unite #1 – Wednesday 25 March

Crisis & Accommodation Services Meeting
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Generalist Youth Services Meeting
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Regional and Remote Services Meeting
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Youth Workers Unite is made possible through the support of the Department of Finance.

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