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Youth Worker Symposium

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Te Manawa

11 Kohuhu Lane

Auckland, Auckland 0814

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Sharpen your skills, deepen your practice, and strengthen your connections.

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Schedule for the day:

8.30 am Registration

8.45 am Welcome

9.15- 10.15- Keynote 1- Ritchie Hardcore

10.15-10.30- Morning Tea

10.30- 11.30- Keynote 2 - Tony Laulu

Breakout Workshops with 5 min turn around for the next group

11.30- 12.00 -First round

12.05- 12.35- Second round

Lunch- 12.35- 1.20pm

1.20 - 1.40 Regroup/ Icebreaker

1.40- 2.10 -Third round

2.15- 2.45 -Fourth round

2.45- 3.15- Get together and wrap up

Keynote Speakers!

Ritchie Hardcore- Manhood:

Richie will be talking about cultural constructions of masculinity, and the pressure they place on boys and men.

As well as unpacking the problems that emerge from the mainstream norms of masculinity, he will be exploring some solutions in his presentation.

Tony Laulu- Digital Discipline:

Tony Laulu is the founder of Digital Discipline which aims to raise awareness of social media and technology use, as well as considering the emerging experiences and patterns of addictions, dependencies and ensuring that intergenerational cycles of online wellbeing are established and fostered. Digital Discipline prides itself on being solution focused and endeavors to spread this kaupapa throughout New Zealand.

Breakout Groups:

Grace Kirk, Gabriel Elkhishin- Odyssey House- Harm Reduction:

Stand Up! is an Odyssey youth team that works in secondary schools and alternative education, to provide rangatahi with support around changing their drug and alcohol use.

Grace Kirk, Gabriel Elkhishin will discuss ways to support rangatahi to navigate a world where drugs and alcohol exist.

Regardless of the outcome of the cannabis referendum, our rangatahi are given a range of messages about the use of drugs and alcohol. We will provide a brief overview of drugs and alcohol, cover how to have conversations with rangatahi who may be using drugs and alcohol and approaches to harm reduction.

Brairley Birch and Simulata Pope- VOYCE/ Whakarongo Mai- Reaching in:

Reaching In – As we work in the youth sector, are we pausing with our birth right skills, of ko wai au, ko wai koe? Reaching in to build healing relationships. Let’s korero and discover.

Simulata Pope – A Tongan Niuean Wahine that hails from South Auckland and has a love for all thing’s arts culture and social justice. Currently Kaiarahi for Tamaki Makaurau team.

Briarley Birch – A Maori Wahine, that has been in the youth sector for a while now, currently working for VOYCE.

Jane Zintl- Te Ara Taiohi- Youth Development Strategy:

Jane Zintl, CEO, Ara Taiohi (the peak body for youth development in Aoteareoa). With over 30 years’ experience in the youth development sector, Jane is a youth worker, lawyer, facilitator supervisor and strengths coach. She has been key in the development of ethics in Youth Work, and the establishment of Korowai Tupu, the professional association for Youth Work.

Mana Taiohi is the framework of youth development principles for Aotearoa. This is the result of a substantial overview of the YDSA (youth development strategy of Aotearoa). This workshop will introduce you to these principles, and how they can support your mahi with young people.

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