Youth Information Centres
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The City of Casey has three Youth Information Centres including 'Casey 360' Mobile Youth Information Centre, a converted low entry passenger bus.
Youth Information Centres offer young people aged 10 - 25 and their families activities, information, support and referral on a range of issues, concerns and needs. Centres are located at Hampton Park and Cranbourne. There is also a Mobile Youth Information Centre.
Activities for Young People
The Youth Information Centres offer fun after school activites for young people. Contact Cranbourne Youth Infomation Centre on 5996 7667 to find out whats on this week.
The City of Casey Youth Service have a particular interest in ensuring that our young people are provided with the information and skills necessary for them to make informed life choices and to fully participate in society at all levels.
Whether it be for a school assignment, a friend or yourself, Youth Information Centres have a large range of information and services relevant to young people. Centres have information on, recreation, employment, health issues, drug/alcohol, housing, personal development programs, sexuality, family issues, legal issues and education options.
At the Youth Information Centres, a youth worker is available to discuss any issues or concerns you have on a variety of topics. If the worker is unable to help you specifically, they will link you with someone who can.
Hampton Park, Casey 360 and Cranbourne Youth Information Centres have computers with internet access for young people to utilise for job searching, resumes, projects or information.
Standards for Youth Information Centres
The information provided can have a bearing on crucial decisions in a young person's life, so it must be accurate, reliable and effectively communicated. Casey Youth Information Centres operate under a Code of Standards which set out the core principles and procedures for the operation and evaluation of the centres. The code is based on the standards developed by the National Youth Information Monitoring Committee Ireland.
Youth Support Program
Youth Support Workers, a free service that gives young people someone to talk to and assist them when things are difficult to manage, can see you by appointment at the Hampton Park or Cranbourne Youth Information Centre. Click here for more information on the Youth Support Program.
The Youth Support Program offers 1:1 informal short term counselling for up to 5 sessions - This is a FREE service
Code of Ethical Practice
The City of Casey Youth Services commits to working ethically with young people and has adopted the YACVIC Code of Ethical Practice for the Youth Sector.
Mobile Youth Infomation Centre "Casey 360"
The City of Casey has a mobile youth infomation centre, Casey 360, a converted low entry passenger bus. Casey 360 provides information on a variety of issues relevant to young people.
Casey 360 is equipped with the latest audio visual, computer and sound equipment including 5 LCD screens capable of displaying TV, DVD and Play Stations; they can also act as computer screens for the 3 Apple iMac computers on Casey 360. The external facing screen has an additional function, a Nintendo Wii for young people to enjoy. The audio visual functions can be used for fun and they are also an excellent educational tool and resource.
Youth workers are always on Casey 360 to assist young people, families and the community.