The purpose of this program is to provide support services to CALD youth, aged 12-25 years. The program aims to promote personal development
and enhance health and emotional wellbeing through outreach.
During this financial year, regular school outreach sessions were conducted at Woodville High School, Underdale High School, Roma Mitchell Secondary College, and Craigmore High School. Through this service young people were provided with information on education and training pathways, health, social skills, job seeking, and accommodation.
Through our connection with young people via outreach, workers were able to identify emerging needs of the students they made contact with, thereby advocating on their behalf to the school.
CASSA Youth workers also developed invaluable connections with school staff as part of this process, providing teachers and counsellors with an established point of contact for referrals to one-onone support services.
A goal-oriented case management service is offered to young people who may benefit from one-on-one support. The Youth Worker is responsible for conducting intake and more comprehensive holistic assessments and can provide brief interventions where the young person is not willing to commit to a longer term support intervention.
Case management can be provided from 3 to 12 months, with one year being the maximum duration of service. This service is offered to youth who are experiencing persistent issues requiring more intensive support to help them to make long-lasting positive changes. During this financial year most meetings occurred off-site; in school or home environments.