Picture1Registrations are now open for the one day workshop Sticky Stuff to be held Thursday 18th June at the Coolangatta Estate, Shoalhaven Heads.


The HARP Unit are pleased to offer this training in partnership with Healthy Cities Illawarra, YFoundations  http://yfoundations.org.au/  and Associate Professor Kate Senior from University of Wollongong and promises to be a productive day.

This free one-day training is designed to encourage workers from accommodation, youth and health services to engage with the young people they encounter on sexual health prevention, testing and treatment. Sticky Stuff provides practical ideas for working with young people, including games and group-work activities. We explore barriers to this engagement and develop shared values that help us work with young people without shame or judgment. The training develops an understanding of local networks and pathways to testing and treatment.

This FREE, popular training books up quickly, so please click on the link in the attached flyer to register.


What other people are saying about Sticky Stuff:

Great presenter, loads of fun.

Fantastic day, wish all my colleagues could have attended.

Fast paced, on task and relevant.

It was done in a safe and friendly environment and delivered in a way that was easy to understand.

I received up to date info and loved the games!

I liked the games and information provided – really inclusive language and discussion.

TAFE Student Project | Youth Workers Wanted

Community Services Diploma students at Shellharbour TAFE are  currently working on a workshop around emotional well being to young people.

We would like to invite 12 youth workers to be involved in a pilot workshop so we can receive feedback.

The workshop will be held on the Thursday 23  October from 10 am at Shellharbour Tafe

If you are interested in participating or have any questions just send Levurdra Slater an email on levurdra1990@gmail.com

Illawarra and South Coast Youth Services Conference

It’s that time of year again and organisation for the Illawarra and South Coast Youth Services Conference is well underway. The conference is in its 16th year of operation and continues to be an affordable and responsive training opportunity for local professionals working with young people in a variety of services and organisations.

In 2014 the conference is scheduled for Wednesday 29th and Thursday, 30th of October at Coolangatta Wine Estate Shoalhaven Heads.

Please see attached  the 2014 Conference Program outline. We have organised interactive and interesting workshops that are aimed to increase your networks and provide training on contemporary issues.

Training starts with our keynote speaker for day one being  Mel Brown, the Director of Spirit Dreaming Australia. Mel has spent over 20 years working in the areas of alternative therapies, and specialises in providing Aboriginal counselling, spiritual healing and wellbeing programs for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. As a Professional Speaker, Mel has presented workshops and papers at many National and International conferences across Australia. As an Artist, Mel has established herself as a recognised Aboriginal Artist, and is the sole creator and designer of the Aboriginal Spirit Oracle Cards.

We also welcome a keynote by : Prof Sandra Jones, ARC Future Fellow Director, Centre for Health and Social Research, Australian Catholic University who will talk about Alcohol advertising and how young people get sucked in and how can we counteract these messages

Professor Gordian Fulde, Director, Emergency Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney will facilitate a workshop on the effects and impact of ice and other drugs from an ED perspective.

On day 2 best-selling author, motivational speaker and child advocate Dr Michael Davey  will inspire us.  In 2012, Michael’s autobiography, Journey of Hope, became an Australian best seller he now tries inspire others to make a difference in the lives of Australia’s youth.

In addition to great keynote speakers we have a terrific program of training for people working with youth. The Youth Services Conference provides workers an opportunity to participate in dynamic and interactive training that will inspire conversation and increase practical skills. Workshops and networking provide ideal opportunities to learn, engage and interact with other industry professionals.

WEB REGISTRATION for the conference is NOW OPEN.

To REGISTER  your attendance follow the steps listed below:

FIRST – Go to  http://youthservicesconference.com/


  1. Download the 2014 Conference Program & 2014 Code of Conduct link on the Registration page
  2. Choose your workshop preferences
  3. Fill out rego form on the website making sure all fields marked with an asterisk (*)  are correctly filled out, ENTER the requested code and submit.

When you have submitted your registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you within 3 working days. If you do not receive a confirmation email within this time, your registration has not been successful.

If this happens please call 42952209 or email berenice.murphy@det.nsw.edu.au  for registration assistance


Following a successful Registration, a tax invoice will be sent to the email address indicated in your registration.

Payment option one: Cheque

Please return payment with a copy of the Tax Invoice (cheques payable to: Albion Park Youth & Community Care – Conference)

Payment option two: Direct deposit

Details for Direct Deposit payments will be forwarded on your invoice. ALL direct deposits must note the Conference Registration invoice number on the deposit record to assist us with record keeping.

If you require further information about this year’s conference, lack access to technology to register or have any trouble with access to the site please contact Berenice Murphy on 42 952209 or via  berenice.murphy@det.nsw.edu.au