Positive pathways for young people in remote communities: What works?

Positive pathways for young people in remote communities: What works? Report

  • Author(s): Delwyn Goodrick
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: Department of Education and Training

Abstract: This research project was undertaken to explore the meaning and characteristics of positive pathways for young people aged 12–19 years. The research focuses on the experiences of those who work in remote communities with young people. The purpose of the research was to: • enhance understandings of what works in supporting young people in four remote communities • identify important components of effective service delivery, including, but not limited to the role of agency and community partnerships • inform future Youth Attainment and Transition service delivery in remote communities. The research was initiated and supported by the Youth Attainment and Transitions National Network and Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The research involved two main phases: • Phase 1: A group of service providers with experience working in remote communities were consulted to document their ideas and experiences of what works to support young people. Sixty two participants attending the Youth Attainment and Transitions (YAT) Remote Service Providers' Forum attended data collection sessions built into the conference program. • Phase 2: Service providers, who worked within the four communities conducted individual interviews and small group consultations with other agency and service providers within the communities, and community members. The four communities were Maningrida (NT), Burringurrah, Karalundi and Meekatharra (WA). The focus of these consultations was to identify what works for young people, drawing on participants' experiences living and working within these communities. Data was collected over a two month timeframe. This report is based on a collation and synthesis of the material generated from the YAT Service Providers’ Forum and data collected in the four remote communities.

Notes: Based on research conducted by Jenny Allen, Esmeralda de Trafford, Jenny Dobson, Teri Hart, Tara McLachlan, Rosemaree Magro, and Christian Sayers

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Delwyn Goodrick, 2012, Positive pathways for young people in remote communities: What works?, Report, viewed 19 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=2597.

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