Youth Worker Training

For the Central North Island

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is a government agency that serves and connects people, communities and government to build safe and prosperous communities. Their investment is in the Youth Worker Training Scheme, which is provided to see the training and development of Youth Workers in the Central North Island (CNI). Through this partnership and delivery of this service by WACT the outcome is a level of improved competence and professionalism in youth work practice.

Training Schedule

*proudly sponsored by dia - All Workshops are FREE to youth workers

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Checking our Unconcious Bias

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Jul 28, 2021

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When: 28th July 2021, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Duration: 4 hours
Where: Equippers Church
65 Lakewood Drive, Nukuhau
Taupō 3330
About: Checking to make sure we are not applying our own world view or judgements on the young people we are supporting. This focuses on ensuring we are non-judgemental and non-comparative in our Youth Work practice empowering the young person and their world views and values. This includes:
• Understanding and maintaining our world view in our Youth Work practice
• Learning to recognise, value and grow the world view of our young people
• Being ‘comfortable’ in the normative environment of our young people
• Ensuring a balanced and neutral Youth Work practice

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Growing Youth Identity (Rainbow Youth)

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Aug 24, 2021

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When: 24th August 2021, 10am - 1pm
Duration: 3 hours
Where: 874 Hikumutu Road,
Hikumutu 3992 (Just outside of Taumarunui)
About: This workshop focuses on how to work with youth who have ‘different’ sexual preferences and how to acknowledge and celebrate these differences. You will learn how to:
• Work effectively with youth of various sexual preferences
• Knowing how to connect and relate
• Understanding the variations of youth diversity and responding effectively
• How to support whānau of youth who are ‘different’

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Drug and Alcohol

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Aug 24, 2021

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When: 24th August 2021, 2pm - 5pm
Duration: 3 hours
Where: 874 Hikumutu Road,
Hikumutu 3992 (Just outside of Taumarunui)
About: This workshops aims to provide your clarity on the following:
• How to notice the signs of youth on drugs?
• How to respond to rather than isolate the youth?
• What are the type of drugs out there now?
• How do we support whānau whose young person is on drugs?
• How do we keep ourselves safe?

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Youth Work Code of Ethics

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Aug 25, 2021

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When: 25th August 2021, 8am - 11am
Duration: 3 hours
Where: 874 Hikumutu Road,
Hikumutu 3992 (Just outside of Taumarunui)
About: The Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa New Zealand is designed for youth workers but is relevant to all individuals working with young people and provides guidance to keep workers and the young people they work with safe.

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Micro Counselling

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Aug 25, 2021

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When: 25th August 2021, 11am - 2pm
Duration: 3 hours
Where: 874 Hikumutu Road,
Hikumutu 3992 (Just outside of Taumarunui)
About: This workshop aims to increase your knowledge on you how to engage with and facilitate healing through micro counselling strategies and approaches

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Motivational Training (Goal Setting)

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Aug 25, 2021

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When: 25th August 2021, 2pm - 4pm
Duration: 2 hours
Where: 874 Hikumutu Road,
Hikumutu 3992 (Just outside of Taumarunui)
About: This workshop aims to increase your knowledge on the following:
• SMART goal setting
• Support measures to contribute to building motivation. Discussions with the young person about future, encouraging to take responsibility and act upon aspirations.

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Accommodation at Hikumutu Lodge

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Aug 24, 2021

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FREE Accommodation is available for up to 25 people at the Hikumutu Lodge on the 24th August 2021. Hikumutu Lodge is an old army barracks that has a kitchen, hot shower as well as many recreation facilities for attendees. If you are interested in securing accommodation here, please use the same link below and select the accommodation option. People who are travelling the furthest will be given priority if the accommodation reaches full capacity.

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