Kalwun’s newly-formed Youth Wellbeing Program has been developed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people who may be living within at-risk families or who are at risk of entering (or already in contact with) the Youth Justice system and Child Safety.

The program focuses on offering support to young people on an identified need basis.

The aim of the Youth Wellbeing Program is to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to enable positive change, building and strengthening their relationships with their families and support networks, empowerment, self-determination, and improved life skills and choices. The program works across sectors to ensure promotion of better life choices to enable the young person’s potential.

Connection to culture is an important factor in the development of the whole person and a focus on health, spirituality, culture and personal wellbeing will empower our children and young people to be the best they can be.

The Kalwun Youth Wellbeing Program is proud to be a part of the Street Cred Program; Street Collaborate, Re-engage, Empower and Deter (C.R.E.D). The initiative combines stakeholders from the Queensland Police Service, Cross Cultural Liaison Unit, Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct Group, Department of Child Safety, Department of Youth Justice, representatives from the Gold Coast Youth Service and a G:link representative to maintain positive relationships with young people who have been identified as ‘at risk’ of engaging in antisocial behaviours or criminal activities. Together we all work toward encouraging young people to re-engage with family, culture, community, education and employment.

A referral is required to access this service and measured on a criteria basis.

Please do not hesitate to call the team on 5520 8600 for more information.