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Youth Support Coober Pedy

What the program offers

The aim of the program is to mentor children and young people in Coober Pedy who are, or may be at risk of becoming involved with the youth justice system through community activities.

 

The program is designed to enable youth to set goals and strengthen protective factors by engaging with mentors and youth focussed activities. Outcomes include:

  •          Increased self esteem and confidence

  •          Skills for avoiding risky behaviours/engaging in positive social behaviours

  •          Increase in quality of relationships with peers, parents and other adults

  •          Youth voice in the community

  •          Decrease in youth involved in the youth justice system

  •          Decrease in mental health issues (depression / self harming)

  •          Increase in mental health and physical wellbeing (satisfaction, confidence, empowerment, healthy              choices)

 

Partnerships include District Council of Coober Pedy, Uniting Care Wesley Country SA, Umoona Aged Care, DCSI Youth Justice and the Remote School Attendance Strategy. Self referrals and agency referrals welcomed.

 

Program funded by Community Benefit SA.

 

Service areas

The program is available to Aboriginal youth in Coober Pedy.

 

Want to find out more?

Email afss@afss.com.au or phone (08) 8205 1500.

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