Reconnect and GIT
Creating positive change for young people
Reconnect assists young people who may be at risk of becoming homeless due to the breakdown of family relationships. We see the young person’s issues in a broader and holistic perspective taking into account the impact of family attachments as well as ruptures. Consequently we seek to address unresolved and ongoing relations ruptures and conflict and look at what kind of alliances would be supportive to the young person. We work on stabilising the young persons living situation and strengthening relationships within the family as well as establishing wider connections in the community.
GIT – Getting It Together (12-18 plus) focuses on young people who may be experiencing alcohol and/or other drug misuse or abuse and who would like more information about alcohol and other drugs. We support young people and their families by focusing on sustainable, positive family relationships with an emphasis on building self-esteem, personal growth and life skills.
Who is Reconnect for?
Our programs supports young people, aged 12- 18, by providing individual counselling, casework, mediation, family therapy and practical support. We also work closely with other services to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people.
How can Reconnect help young people?
We provide a range of support and services that can help young people to:
- Work out stable living arrangements
- Work on ruptures or conflict with their family
- Address any other relationship concerns
- Stay in school even when it gets tough
- Link into training options
- Link into appropriate services, such as programs that help to find employment
- Get income support (if eligible)
How can we work with you?
- We can assist by linking you to informal social networks (i.e. like sporting & social clubs, community groups etc.), organisations and mainstream services.
- We can work with you to identify your goals and overcome any barriers in achieving those goals
- We can advocate on your behalf, or refer you to specialist advocacy services
- We can work with communities, groups and mainstream services so they are more welcoming and inclusive
- We can work with your family, carer and friends to help you to become more confident and build new networks
Reconnect and GIT can provide help to people living within the Far North Coast of NSW from Tweed Heads to Grafton.
G.I.T – Getting it Together
Sometimes it can seem that life is spiralling out of control, causing depression and emotional distress. GIT helps young people with alcohol or drug misuse or abuse issues to create positive change in their lives and stop the downward spiral.
GIT aims to help young people find opportunities for positive change in their life by:
- Helping to create ongoing positive family and community relationships
- Building self-esteem, personal growth and life skills
- Addressing personal issues and health problems
- Education on the impacts of alcohol and other drugs (AoD)
- Promoting harm minimisation and AoD misuse reduction
- Connecting young people to specialist services where appropriate
Related programs and services
Life can be hard as a young person. If you want to get back on track, we can help. What is Youth on Track? Youth on Track is designed to help teens (10-17 years) who are at risk of long-term involvement in the criminal justice system. We work with young people and...read more
Key objectives of the Links to Learning Program include: CONNECT – schools identify appropriate students in partnership with Social Futures. ENGAGE – Students are actively engaged in meaningful activities delivered by Social Futures Links to Learning Coordinator and...read more
Everyone goes through tough times and sometimes young people and families need a hand. Connecting You helps young people (aged 12-15) from Tweed Heads to Grafton who are having problems at home, or who are at risk of becoming homeless, to get connected with family,...read more
Leading Youth Creativity Since 2014 An Innovative and FREE, Out-of-School Tech Space Are you 12 - 18 years of age? Are you passionate about creative technologies? Join a global community of creators today and learn through play to produce, create & design. Opening...read more
Unveiling extraordinary talent in regional Australia The Lismore Young Songwriters Competition gives regional young songwriters a chance to kick-start their careers through access to mentors and professional development. Prizes include professional studio recording...read more
Do you have a song to sing or a dance? Go to www.crankfest.com.au and apply to perform on 28 April at Crankfest Youth Festival.
One Vision Productions is announcing classes for March, with a Sign Up Day in Byron Bay on Saturday March 10 with MCs Emph n Treats, Stay Nice, Katia, Dj’s Professor Prawn and Professor Crab. One Vision’s mission is to empower Youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximise their personal potential.
Youth Jobs PaTH is a flexible new approach to youth employment. It gives employers an opportunity to see firsthand how a potential new recruit is going to fit in a business, through a 4-12 week internship.
The Brotherhood of St Lawrence has released details that amid a spate of recent headlines heralding that overall unemployment is falling, the situation for Australia’s young people is considerably more fragile.
Dream Bigger (DB) is connecting people together by sharing creative and performing art skills with the space to opening their minds to the endless possibilities of who they can be. Inspiring them to “Dream Bigger” than yesterday and continue to Dream into the future.
Transition to Work is a funded program for 15 – 21 year olds who are disengaged from employment or education. There is the option to directly register young people that meet eligibility
Join Sean Spencer, a talented and passionate Youth Multi-Media and Music coordinator who has recently returned from the Northern Territory, for a presentation of his media based work on Wednesday 8 November, 12-2pm at The Overtopping Studio, 44 Carrington St, Lismore.