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Youth

  1. 1. Needs of the Youth
  2. 2. O Educational opportunities are provided to all young peopleO Health systems have youth specific services to cater for this populationO Financial assistance packages available through centerlinkO Counseling services such as kids help line for providing support with the struggles of being apart of the youth populationO Recreational facilities e.g. skate parks, entertainment venues etc.
  3. 3. O School is compulsory between ages of 6 and 15O Number of inceptives to participate in post-compulsory education e.g. unit, TAFEO Youth allowance available for students with low incomeO Private coaching to improve education
  4. 4. O Important for young people to develop independence through employmentO Employment consists of part-time and casual rather then full time due to schooling and various other activitiesO Employment assistance is given to youth through centerlink
  5. 5. O For young people with low income families the government provides assistanceO Variety of educational and employment allowances
  6. 6. O As injury is the leading cause of death in youth population there are national programs to reduce the risk of injuries occurringO E.g. national road safety strategy, National injury prevention plan, OHS commission etc.O Health system provides many youth health services to cater for the specific needs of this population group.O The national Mental health Strategy and the National Drug strategy have many initiatives to promote awareness and provide support for your people with mental health or substance abuse.O It is important for young people to know how to access such services.
  7. 7. O This population group usually has low income, so common type of accommodation is renting or paying board at home.O Housing assistance is available for those who can not stay at home or gain accommodation, e.g. national rental affordability scheme.O The department of family housing community service has established a program to assist young people which helps young people improve engagement with family
  8. 8. Security and SafetyO Ideally development for independence should occur in a natural environment such as with a supportive family and suitable peers.
  9. 9. Self EsteemO How young people view and feel about themselves effects the way they live their lives, opinions are shaped by family, school work, friendships etc.
  10. 10. Sense of IdentityO During adolescents people develop sense of identityO Peers and and peer acceptance becomes significantO Good role models are critical at this stage of identity development

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