The School Focused Youth Service is a joint initiative between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) and compliments the increase in support provided to schools in response to the recommendations of the Suicide Prevention Taskforce. The focus of the initiative is the co-ordination of preventative and early intervention strategies for young people aged 10-18yrs, to be delivered through school and community clusters.
The School Focused Youth Service is required to develop close linkages with school support personnel located within Government Schools as well as with Independent and Catholic Schools, and community agencies in contact with young people who are no longer connected to the school system. Developing these linkages enables identification of service gaps, development of strategies to respond to those gaps and the provision of a continuum of service intervention.
Establish collaborative structures and mechanisms between schools and the relevant youth services and community services which support young people, including welfare, health and mental health agencies;
Provide linkages for schools; and
Improve linkages, cohesiveness and integration of service provision for young people displaying 'at risk' behaviours who require support and intervention.
The establishment of linkages/coordination between youth services (in schools and in the community) which respond to the needs of young people. The capacity to purchase services as a result of identification, by the School Focused Youth Service, of current gaps in service availability.
The School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) aims to strengthen the support for 10–18-year old vulnerable children and young people by facilitating partnerships and coordination of services between schools and community service organisations at a local level. These partnerships facilitate the identification of key issues and the development of innovative strategies to address service gaps for vulnerable children and young people. Brokerage funding can be used to purchase services to meet those gaps.
Visit the SFYS download section for application forms and tip sheet (right hand sidebar)
Monash SFYS: Funding has been alocated for 2012
For more information or assistance
The City of Monash and Fonterra are proud to again present the Youth Award for 2012. This award recognises an individual or group of young people of secondary school age who has demonstrated leadership contributing to environmental action, awareness or research within the City of Monash. There will be three awards presented to participants aged 12-18.
Nominees might include environment groups, environmental champions, an organisation or individual with an effective program or idea leading to long-term environmental benefits. Achievements may include practical programs or projects, information sharing presentations, or a research project that has engaged the wider community. Initiatives leading to behaviour change with positive environmental outcomes will be looked upon favourably.
Parents, caregivers and teachers of students in grade 5 & 6 are invited to attend:
Monash Schools Transitions Expo 2011
15 November 2011
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Syndal Baptist Centre
588 High Street Rd, Glen Waverley.
Parking is available on Tricks Court, Glen Waverley
The evening provides parents, families and young people with an opportunity to explore and discuss key factors to consider when choosing a secondary school; including students social and emotional wellbeing, which is essential to consider during this time of transition from primary to secondary school.
The event includes a guest speaker, a panel of youth and education representatives. Additionally representatives from secondary schools in Monash have been invited to attend and promote their school.
SCHOOL FOCUSED YOUTH SERVICE RESOURCE LIBRARY
SFYS resource library is now in action, schools may borrow resources for up to two weeks to look at a program, book or other resource. Currently we have a number of St Lukes card sets, Programs and DVD’s.
See the attached file for a list of resources.
Contact Barb from MYFS on 9518 3900 for more information.
Cyber Relationships PD
Hi all, thank you for attending the Cyber Relationships PD held at Knox Civic Centre on 8th August 2011. The event was funded by School Focused Youth Services, the City of Monash Youth and Family Services and the City of Knox Youth Services.
The day was an exciting opportunity to hear the latest and greatest thoughts, theories and findings from the cyber world.
The notes from the day come in various formats and have not all arrived to us yet but we were keen to get them out to you so check back in a couple of days for the full set!
2012/13 funding rounds:
Funding has been alocated - congratulations to the successful schools.
SFYS TRAINING AND EVENTS:
Engaging Difficult Parents:
Click here for more details
8.30am - 12.30pm
16 Nov 2012
Primary Wellbeing Meeting:
21 June 2012
Location: MYFS, 14 Bogong Ave Glen Waverley
Monash Youth Workers Network:
10am - 12.30pm
5 Feb 2013
Location: Monash Civic Centre
MYFS.org.au changes it's theme based on the time of day. Try coming back at night to see the stars, or in the morning for the sunrise, there are 4 themes in total... check them all out!