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Snuff Puppets will tell Tall Stories in Geelong
Giant puppet next two man, showing that the puppet is twice the size of the man.
Internationally renowned Snuff Puppets Inc. is coming to Geelong to create a bizarre new work with local young people. The program kicks off with a free introductory workshop on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2006 at the Courthouse Youth Arts Centre in Geelong, where everyone is welcome to design and build their own over sized puppets.
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Awards and Funding

  • Mental health funding for better youth servicesNew Item
    A new youth mental health service for is due to open its first funding round.
    Posted: 18-09-2006
  • National Homelessness Strategy funding opensNew Item
    Services and organisations working with people vulnerable to homelessness (both within and outside the homelessness sector) are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to receive funding under a new round of the National Homelessness Strategy (NHS).
    Posted: 15-09-2006
  • Water conservation awards for community groups and individualsNew Item
    The Savewater! Awards is calling for water savers – both individuals and groups - to enter the Community Action category of the 2006 awards program. Applications close Wednesday 18 October 2006.
    Posted: 13-09-2006
  • Funding Grants for Family Relationship Centres and ServicesNew Item
    Organisations interested in running one of the next 25 Family Relationship Centres or a range of other services under the Family Relationship Services Program can apply to the Department and Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs before October 30 2006.
    Posted: 12-09-2006
  • Parks Victoria Community Groups Grants Program
    Community groups around Victoria have obtained 168 grants to protect and restore Victoria’s natural environment, totalling $709,000 in funding, through the 2006-2007 Parks Victoria Community Group Grants Program.
    Posted: 11-09-2006

Education and Training

  • Bright IdeasNew Item
    Developing Optimistic Thinking Skills
    An Introduction. 5th October. 7-9pm Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. $25.00 including dinner, tea and coffee
    Posted: 15-09-2006
  • Juggling expectations: supporting CLD young people in the family context.New Item
    A full day training session for practitioners working with refugee young people run by the Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues, this training session explores issues around family conflict and how this relates to the experiences of culturally and linguistically (CLD) young people. Melbourne City. Wednesday 15 November 2006.
    Posted: 13-09-2006
  • Hospitality Education and TrainingNew Item
    The next Hospitality Education and Training (HEAT) program begins on Monday 16 of October and places are filling fast. Port Melbourne and Melbourne City.
    Posted: 13-09-2006
  • Training Programs for the Community SectorNew Item
    Karen Dempster and Associates offer over 120 different courses through specialist educators and consultants including specifically designed courses for community service providers. We also offer discounts to this sector, currently running a 2 for 1 purchase on selected programs.
    Posted: 12-09-2006
  • Motivational Interviewing: 20 Years On (9-10 November 2006)
    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counselling approach for helping people engage in and maintain behaviour change, especially where there is reluctance or ambivalence about the change. 9-10 November 2006.
    Posted: 11-09-2006

Events and Activities

  • Are We There Yet?-National youth conference call for abstractsNew Item
    National Youth Conference 1 - 2 May 2007
    National Youth Conference to be held May 1-2 2007, call for abstracts is open between september 18- October 30 2006.
    Posted: 18-09-2006
  • Strengthen your art musclesNew Item
    How does access to the arts increase your social and psychological wellbeing? A community arts & mental health discussion, facilitated by SBS Television’s RocKwiz creator and comedian Brian Nankervis (aka Raymond.J.Bartholomeuz). Frankston, 10 October 2006.
    Posted: 13-09-2006
  • Snuff Puppets will tell Tall Stories in GeelongNew Item
    Internationally renowned Snuff Puppets Inc. is coming to Geelong to create a bizarre new work with local young people. The program kicks off with a free introductory workshop on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2006 at the Courthouse Youth Arts Centre in Geelong, where everyone is welcome to design and build their own over sized puppets.
    Posted: 12-09-2006
  • Youth coalition conference
    Explore ideas, projects and theories about working with young people’s strengths at the From Strength to Strength Conference on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September, at Regatta Point ACT.
    Posted: 11-09-2006
  • Seriously Hip Hop Showcase
    Breaking Ground Dance Festival is presenting a hip-hop showcase, featuring Aussie hip-hop artists Diafrix. Fitzroy, Sunday 1 October.
    Posted: 11-09-2006

News

  • National Drugs Campaign New Item
    The National Drugs Campaign is designed to give young people and parents real information about the physical and emotional damage drugs can cause.
    Posted: 18-09-2006
  • Neighbourhood renewal hits the roadNew Item
    Year 11 and 12 students from Traralgon College will receive valuable training in the automotive field and raise funds to help kids with cancer through a project funded by the Victorian Government.
    Posted: 14-09-2006
  • Celebration of Melbourne's Youth CultureNew Item
    Part of Melbourne's Fringe Festival, Youth Muster will feature an exciting collection of musicians, activities and ideas centred around celebrating youth culture and identity, from 11am on Saturday 7 October, Melbourne City. No cost.
    Posted: 13-09-2006
  • Protecting Australian Children Online – National Child Protection Week
    Government ministers launched a joint initiative to educate children about the dangers lurking online, according to a media release from the Minister of Communications, Infomation Technology and the Arts on 6 September 2006.
    Posted: 11-09-2006
  • Medley Mag launch issue: Call for Contributions
    "Shining the spotlight on YOUth!"
    MEDLEY MAG, a new e-zine putting the spotlight on Australia's youth, is seeking contributions and supporters for its Launch Issue!
    Posted: 07-09-2006

Publications and Research

  • Generation Y and Crime: A longitudinal study of contact with NSW criminal courts before the age of 21New Item
    Nearly 1 in 10 young people born in NSW in 1984 have a criminal record before reaching the age of 21, according to a NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research media release, September 11 2006.
    Posted: 18-09-2006
  • One in five young people live below the poverty line
    The Brotherhood of St Laurence's recent report "Social Barometer: Challenges Facing Australian Youth" finds about one in five young people are living below the poverty line.
    Posted: 11-09-2006
  • Late Submissions Accepted for Making Links Conference 2006
    Abstracts for the Making Links Conference to be held in Sydney on November 14 and 15 2006 will now be considered up to mid-September. The two-day conference will address Information Communication Technology (ICT) capacity, infrastructure and community-building potential for the not-for-profit sector.
    Posted: 07-09-2006
  • Welfare Expenditure Australia 2003-04
    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a report that provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services and social security benefits in Australia for the period 1998-99 to 2003-04.
    Posted: 07-09-2006
  • Youth Homelessness in Rural Australia
    Young people facing or experiencing homelessness in rural Australia have very different experiences to their urban contemporaries. This AHURI research bulletin, by Bill Randolph, explores a response that could help young rural people establish themselves, without relocating them to cities away from their support networks.
    Posted: 31-08-2006

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Celebration of Melbourne's Youth Culture

Celebration of Melbourne's Youth Culture
Part of Melbourne's Fringe Festival, Youth Muster will feature an exciting collection of musicians, activities and ideas centred around celebrating youth culture and identity, from 11am on Saturday 7 October, Melbourne City. No cost.

Volunteers Needed for Drug Withdrawal Study

Volunteers Needed for Drug Withdrawal Study
Volunteers are urgently needed for a study to be conducted by the Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. If you have been or are currently a regular user of amphetamines, cocaine and/or ecstasy and over the age of 18, you may be eiligible to participate.

EastWeb Small Grants - StartUP!

EastWeb Small Grants - StartUP!
Do you have a great plan to implement an idea that advances the cause of Indigenous, Asylum Seeker or Refugee communities but do not have the means to do so? Due to a fantastic year of fundraising, EastWeb is planning an extraordinary funding round – StartUP! – to help you get your project going. Applications close 29 September 2006.

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