yourtown is a charity which has the Mission of enabling young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice to improve their quality of life. Our doors first opened as BoysTown in 1961. Over the years the organisation has evolved: our services, the help we offer and the way we interact with the community has changed. So to reflect these changes on 28 February 2016 our name became yourtown.
The Strategy and Research Team gives expression to yourtown's Mission by exploring new ways to improve the wellbeing of marginalised young people by providing evidence that will lead to the development of innovative programs. Our social policy submissions both advocate for the needs of youth and provides solutions for the resolution of issues that impacts on the wellbeing of young people.
Link to organisation: http://www.yourtown.com.au/
Source Type: OrganisationAPO Member
The purpose of this report is to share practice insights around what works, and what doesn't work for creating better pathways for Indigenous economic participation in the construction industry....
This series of papers shares the views and experiences of young people with lived experience of thinking about, planning, and attempting suicide.
Mentoring is under the spotlight as a strategy to address the high rates of unemployment and low rates of job retention in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Analysing feedback from 547 users of the Parentline service from 2011 to 2014, this report shows that the service was highly effective in supporting these Queensland and Northern Territory parents...
This report describes the therapeutic model used for BoysTown's Expressive Therapies Intervention and presents the findings of a two-year evaluation of the program.
Kids Helpline has been operating for 24 years and is Australia’s only 24/7 counselling and support service for children and young people.
This study examined the tangible and intangible 12 month outcomes achieved by disadvantaged young people participating in an alternative learning program in regional Australia.