Reconnect and GIT
COVID-19 service delivery update - (click to close)
These are really tough times for lots of people and we understand that the current situation with COVID-19 can be overwhelming.
Social Futures programs and services are staying open to help you through. To keep our community supported and safe our Reconnect and GIT (Getting-It-Together) programs will continue to support young people using phone support and other online services.
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 support 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
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
Reconnect and GIT can provide help to young people in Northern NSW from Tweed Heads to Grafton.
Related programs and services
19-year-old Saphire is thinking about the future of her younger siblings, a brother aged 16 and a sister, 13. “I hope they can finish TAFE and school and get good jobs. And get their license!” For Saphire, planning the future for her family is no abstract exercise. ...
Today is White Ribbon Day. It is a day for difficult conversations. A day to talk about domestic and family violence, which is sadly inherent in our communities. We know that this kind of violence thrives in secrecy, so it is important to shed a light on it. To remove...
Students affected by the 2019/20 fire season have been getting a little help with their school expenses thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Social Futures, along with the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF), worked through 35...
Schools are looking toward an inclusive future thanks to awareness program, ‘Different on the Outside but the Same on the Inside’. Many of us saw the distraught video of nine year old Quaden Bayles and our hearts wrenched seeing the effect of bullying upon a young...
Do you want to inspire young people? We are on the lookout for energetic people to teach, encourage and inspire our members. If you have skills and interests in fields like: Engineering, Robotics, Coding, Electronics, Science, Technology or Maths - the Lismore...