At Risk Forum 2018
The BGKLLEN, along with our partners Bayside City Council, Glen Eira City Council, Kingston City Council and Holmesglen Vocational College again held the increasingly popular At Risk Forum recently. We were amazed that the Forum was fully booked out within 4 days of registration opening!
It is always so exciting to see everyone engaging with each other, starting at registration, continuing over morning tea and again at lunchtime. The room ‘buzzes’ with conversation when those breaks are taken!
Our attendees are always appreciative of the day and we receive valuable feedback from the evaluation forms. Some of the comments we received are:
- Well run event, Excellent presenters
- Another great forum, looking forward to 2019
- Even better than last year if that is possible!!! Topics and presenters were excellent!!
- One of the best training events, excellent content and speakers
- An informative and well run forum on great topics
- All presenters had excellent knowledge and current information in their fields. Well run, great time management
- The presenters and workshops were very good. The content is particularly helpful for our work with young people
It is so rewarding for everyone involved in the At Risk Forum to see attendees engaged, absorbing information and discussing strategies which can help them in their day to day work with vulnerable young people.
The BGKLLEN would like to thank our partners Bayside City Council, Glen Eira City Council, Kingston City Council and Holmesglen Vocational College and to everyone who was involved with or attended the Forum for your contribution to making the Forum such a successful day.
Again, this year the BGKLLEN consulted with our partners and the local community to ensure that the topics chosen for the keynote and presentations were based on issues affecting our vulnerable young people and therefore the most relevant for our audience.
Whilst there are other issues affecting our young people the following kept coming up:
- Bullying and Cyber Bullying – Keynote
- Educating Young People with Autism
- Understanding OCD and Managing Reassurance
- Trauma Informed School Communities
- Creating Suicide Safer Communities
What we had to do then was find the right people to undertake the presentations and we were thrilled to find excellent presenters in each of the areas. The result was five individualised presentations delivered by five informative and engaging presenters.
Here are just a few of the comments made by attendees:
Bullying and Cyber Bullying – Lucy Thomas (PROJECT ROCKIT)
- Practical advice / strategies
- Liked the concept of adopting a positive approach
- Speaker was engaging and insightful
- Best information on cyber bullying I have ever attended
- Awesome and inspiring
Download – Bullying and Cyber Bullying
Educating Young People with Autism – Emma McCarthy (www.emcc.net.au )
- Great presenter
- Some good strategies
- Practical information
Download – Educating Young People with Autism
Understanding OCD and Managing Reassurance – Renee Tsatsis (Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria)
- Good being interactive
- Facilitator was able to answer all questions
- Really interesting
Download – Understanding OCD and Managing Reassurance
Trauma Informed School Communities – Hannah Weymes and Jayne Valle (School Focused Youth Service)
- Great strategies
- Really informative
- Good balance between technical and practical
- Very good presentation
Download – Trauma Informed School Communities
Creating Suicide Safer Communities – Michelle Graeber (Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria)
- Very relevant and good tools provided
- Raising awareness is very important
- Very interesting
- Great presentation
Download – Creating Suicide Safer Communities