Better Futures [Website]
by Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Victoria. Department of Health and Human Services Online Access: Website Notes: Better Futures aims is to engage earlier with care leavers, supporting them to have an active voice in their transition planning, and providing individualised supports both in-care and post-care across a range of life areas including housing, health and wellbeing, education, employment, and community and cultural connections.
Better Futures, was previously known as Leaving Care Support Services, post care support, information and referral, Springboard, Aboriginal leaving care support services, and mentoring. Care Services was previously known as out of home care.
Better Futures includes: Direct case work support ; Information and advice ; Access to flexible funding.
; We are working alongside the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) to develop a Better Futures (Advantaged Thinking) Practice Framework, which will guide workers to work in an 'Advantaged Thinking way', engaging with young people using a strengths-based approach, recognising and building their talents and aspirations, as well as assisting them to overcome challenges. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Better Futures : My Voice : Planning resources
by Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. : Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2020Description: PDFs.Other title: My Voice planning resources.Online Access: MY VOICE Planning Resources - overview | Address Book complimentary July 2019 | Address Book complimentary July 2019 interactive | Connections Tool CORE July 2019 | Connections Tool CORE July 2019 interactive | Deciding Goals complimentary July 2019 | Deciding Goals complimentary July 2019 interactive | Informal Mind Map complimentary July 2019 | Informal Mind Map complimentary July 2019 interactive | Next Steps complimentary July 2019 | Next Steps complimentary July 2019 interactive | Readiness Mind Map complimentary July 2019 | Readiness Mind Map complimentary July 2019 interactive | Reflection Tool complimentary July 2019 | Reflection Tool complimentary July 2019 interactive | Something For Something complimentary July 2019 | Something For Something complimentary July 2019 interactive | The Deal CORE July 2019 | The Deal CORE July 2019 interactive | Vision Tool CORE July 2019 | Vision Tool CORE July 2019 interactive | Where Am I Now CORE July 2019 | Where Am I Now CORE July 2019 interactive | Initial Fit Tool Oct 2019 | Initial Fit Tool Oct 2019 interactive | Initial Readiness Form Oct 2019 | Initial Readiness Form Oct 2019 interactive Notes: Better Futures - My Voice planning resources include: Overview document x 1 ; Core resources x 12 (hard copies x 6, interactive PDF x 6) ; Complimentary resources x 14 (hard copies x 7, interactive PDF x 7)
All the My Voice planning resources are attached as a PDF to this catalogue record.
Summary: Better Futures My Voice core and complementary planning resources support the Advantaged Thinking approach. My Voice resources capture those key elements from coaching conversations that provide an alternative way to typical case management practices. This approach supports young people to take the driver’s seat when developing, exploring and experimenting with opportunities based on their aspirations and intrinsic motivations. The intention of these resources is to support young people to make plans based on what they want to do and who they want to be. For this reason, we encourage them either to be completed by or co-developed with the young person.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Better futures : advantaged thinking practice framework / Joe Howie with Emma Cull, Sally James and Shelley Mallett
by Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2020Description: 69 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This second edition published in March 2020
The Better Futures Advantaged Thinking Practice Framework is supported by the Victorian Government.; The content for this Practice Framework was developed by the Youth Transitions Service
Development Team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) supported by the Children, Youth and
Families Unit within the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The BSL team includes:
+ Joe Howie (Program Manager, Youth Transitions)
+ Emma Cull (Policy, Research and Service Development Manager, Youth Transitions)
+ Sally James (Principal Advisor for Youth Transitions)
+ Professor Shelley Mallett (General Manager, BSL Research and Policy Centre)
+ Niamh McTiernan (former Practice and Service Development Manager, Youth Transitions)
+ Jade Purtell (Service Development Coordinator, Out-of-Home and Leaving Care)
The Framework draws on the Education First Youth Foyer Practice Framework, which was inspired
by the work of Colin Falconer, who first developed Advantaged Thinking during his time as Director
of Innovation and Strategy at the United Kingdom (UK) Foyer Federation.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank Barwon Child, Youth & Family and Jo Buick,
Sinead Gibney-Hughes, Diane Brown, Gail Jessen and Helen Philp for their contribution to the
development of this Practice Framework.
Summary: Developed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services in consultation with the sector, Better Futures is a new practice model guided by this Framework to support young people transitioning from care. For young people to develop skills, networks and capabilities towards sustainable independence they need access to community assets, institutions, services and people within the community who value their individual qualities, experiences and preferences. They also need access to supportive professionals who can help them to see opportunities and work towards their aspirations. As such, this Framework looks at the various aspects of support needed as they relate to practice, collaboration and the service delivery outlined.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Coaching in Action / Brotherhood of St Laurence
by Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence Description: 16 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: This document aims to provide a practical guide to assist you in having coaching conversations with the young people you work with. In this document you will find tools, techniques and step-by-step guides to support your coaching practice. A coaching approach is used across a number of Brotherhood of St Laurence programs including education, housing and homelessness and state based care. For further information about coaching theory, pedagogy and practice, please refer to the BSL Youth Transitions Coaching Guide. [Intention]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).