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Spin 4 Ya Health Engaging Yp Yhm09

  1. 1. SPIN 4 YA HEALTH! Tools for engaging Homeless Young People
  2. 2. Workshop Brief <ul><li>Young people’s experience at BYS. </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement and intervention strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Spin 4 Ya Health! – an example and a tool. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is BYS? <ul><li>BYS works with homeless and at-risk young people and young families (across all levels of homelessness) and has done so for over 30 years. </li></ul><ul><li>BYS see’s itself as a community hub model; offering various types and various levels of support/service; </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are split across 6 teams with key targeted services offered by each of these; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Young Families Team </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Team </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Development Team </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homelessness and Housing Team </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment and Training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management/Admin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CRISIS/IMMEDIATE NEED SUPPORT (LEVEL 2) Immediate assistance, Basic order needs including meals, laundry; storage; showers; personal hygiene; clothing; mail collection; computers Financial Assistance – Emergency Relief and Brokerage Information and Referral Medical services Crisis counselling Referral & advocacy for to emergency accommodation, legal assistance etc PLANNED SUPPORT (LEVEL 4) Holistic needs assessment, collaborative goal setting & planned individual support provided by a Key Worker Internal co-case management across teams – regular case conferencing Joint casework with other agencies Specialised Group work Therapeutic Intervention Referral and advocacy Employment and Training GOAL – Stabilization to self-determination BRIEF INTERVENTION (LEVEL 3) Medical and health services Harm Minimisation and Reduction intervention Drug and alcohol services Life skills program; Health promotion and educational workshops Parenting group programs Accommodation and support services Onsite clinics – Centrelink, Legal, Mental Health, others Referral and advocacy ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES/ ENTRY POINTS (LEVEL 1) Fixed site centre – drop-in, activities, arts and cultural processes Outreach strategies e.g. mobile workers; specific activities, community events. Key goal relationship building LEVELS OF SERVICE - BYS MODEL OF SERVICE DELIVERY
  5. 5. Some statistics! <ul><li>Each year we see approx 1000 different young people with about 11,000 contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>About 85% of the young people we see we see 12 times or less </li></ul><ul><li>About 15% - 150 or so young people we see over 12 times within one year – these are the young people we could “case manage”. (planned support) </li></ul><ul><li>We have 29 staff </li></ul><ul><li>Last year ATSI young people made up 28% of our clients </li></ul><ul><li>19 distinct cultural groups </li></ul><ul><li>Largest group are 22-25 (45%), followed by, 18-21 (34%) then 14-17 (14%) </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of the young people we see have “ complex trauma ” with histories of abuse and neglect by family, community and the system and are engaging in drug use, mental health, behavioral issues, self-harm etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some recent findings <ul><li>ACU research, Heather Stewart and Helen Rodd. </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship as primary focus and robust outcome in itself, though not often formally valued. </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of multi-dimensional relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>AHURI case management report, Dr Hellene Gronda. </li></ul><ul><li>A persistent and comprehensive relationship based on intimacy and respect. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recent Findings Cont. <ul><li>QCOSS report – Identifying population health interventions that effectively target disadvantaged Queenslanders. </li></ul><ul><li>Spin is effective because: </li></ul><ul><li>-Flexible structure to meet yp circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>-Participants determine content </li></ul><ul><li>-Clear pathways for individual follow up </li></ul><ul><li>- Empowerment approach </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spin in Action
  9. 10. Engagement <ul><li>Focus on relationships- building connection and community </li></ul><ul><li>Icebreaker </li></ul><ul><li>Client directed where possible- planning and implementation. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Engagement Cont. <ul><li>Content- responsive and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse mediums </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the audience? </li></ul>
  11. 12. History of Spin <ul><li>In 2003 BYS Indigenous Youth Health Vulcana Women's Circus and Brisbane City Council ran weekly evening art workshops in King George Square. </li></ul><ul><li>At the time high numbers of young people were congregating and sleeping rough in the city </li></ul><ul><li>All agencies involved including QPS agreed that an arts based diversionary program should be implemented. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Spin History <ul><li>In early 2004 BYS Nurse and Art’s Health Educator developed a formula for a health focused workshops to be run at BYS. </li></ul><ul><li>SPIN 4 YA HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>The idea originating from the success of facilitating a arts based workshop in an outreach setting and its effectiveness as a tool of engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>Since this time BYS has being successfully running Spin’s. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, Spin was formally recognised by QCOSS as an example of best practice in engaging ‘disadvantaged young people’. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Engagement cont. <ul><li>Give People Something Real </li></ul><ul><li>Example of Auction </li></ul><ul><li>Keep working at it. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Building a culture. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Any Questions?