Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 in Shine - Complex Needs.
YMCA Wellington and District; one of seven YMCAs to partner for Shine Project, held a fantastic induction day with their staff teams to launch the project, the Shine Worker role and the Enabling Environments Award process. Their Shine Worker presented lots of interesting information about the ways in which ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) can impact later life but more importantly how we, as vital trusted adults can support young people to access and develop protective factors and reduce the cyclical nature of complex needs and negative later life experiences. Staff training and awareness events are an important part of the project and ensure our staff are equipped with the knowledge and tools to understand and respond to the needs of young people who have experienced multiple disadvantage.
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