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Youth Insearch weekend programs



Youth Insearch runs weekend programs for youth in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. These programs include an early intervention 'peer-to-peer' assistance program for troubled young people aged between 12 and 18 years. The participants are from rural and regional communities and experience a range of difficulties, including:

At the end of the program participants are briefed and support networks are established for post program support. Approximately 30% of participants are Aboriginal and receive support from Aboriginal volunteers who understand and value cultural sensitivity.

Abstract adapted from Youth Insearch


Youth Insearch
Suite 7, 9 Hudson Ave
Castle Hill NSW 2154
PO Box 6570
Baulkham Hills BC NSW 2153
Ph: (02) 9659 6122
Fax: (02) 9659 6133

Related publications

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2012)

Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people – edition one.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report, prepared by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, provides the details of 82 evidence-based programs from WA and across Australia. These programs demonstrate best or promising practice and all aim to increase the wellbeing of children and young people. Each program addresses at least one of the eight areas of wellbeing:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 26 March 2015
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