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Information for people who work with young people

 
Metropolitan Youth Health focuses on clinical health services to the most vulnerable young people in our community. We also work with these young people to support them to manage their own health care.

Before you refer:

  • discuss the referral with the young person and ensure you have their consent
  • contact us to get a copy of our referral form
  • check that the services we provide suits the young person
  • check the young person’s phone number and address is current
  • be specific about the young person’s symptoms and the reason/s for making the referral.

Please call if you would like to discuss the suitability of making a referral.

Go to 'Information for young people and their families' for other services that may be able to help.

Our approach in working with young people

The values of Metropolitan Youth Health that guide and shape its approach to working with vulnerable young people include:

  •  Respect – for the rights, dignity and aspirations of young people.
  • Compassion – a genuine concern for young people and a capacity to empathise with them and their life circumstances.
  • Integrity – a commitment to maintaining professional standards of behaviour at all times in accordance with the South Australian Public Service Code of Ethics requirements.
  • Privacy and Confidentiality – ensuring that the rights of young people are protected in not
    having their private information disclosed without their knowledge and written consent unless otherwise mandated by law.
  • Collegiality – respect for the knowledge, abilities and contribution of co-workers, and a willingness to work collaboratively or in partnership with other services and stakeholders in achieving the best possible outcomes for young people.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – an appreciation of cultural differences, a non-judgmental attitude to cultural value systems different to one’s own and a desire to develop competencies in working in a culturally diverse context.

Resources

Relationship Violence No Way

PDF document Choose wisely: tools for safe relationships - Peer Educator’s guide to violence prevention education

PDF document Challenging homophobia and discrimination: Workshop

PDF document Challenging homophobia and discrimination: Handouts

PDF document Challenging rape and safe partying: Workshop

PDF document Challenging rape and safe partying: Handouts

PDF document Cyber-citizenship: Workshop

PDF document Cyber-citizenship: Handouts

PDF document Harassment and peer conflict resolution: Workshop

PDF document Harassment and peer conflict resolution: Handouts

PDF document Relationship violence prevention: Workshop

PDF document Relationship violence prevention: Handouts

Other Metropolitan Youth Health resources available include:

  • Young Parent resources
  • Youth Participation Framework Resource

Go to the Publications page to view brochures and booklets available for young people.


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