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Contact Information


Street Address : Office 47/81, Carrington Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Postal Address : GPO Box 513 ADELAIDE SA 5001
Contact Number : 08 8223 6603 or 1800 655 105
Email : sa@create.org.au
Office Hours : 9.00am – 5.00pm

About the CREATE SA Team

Lauren May
Position: Community Facilitator

About Lauren:

I’ve now come on broad with the CREATE SA team as a Community Facilitator. I am running a new and exciting program called CREATE Your Future. The program has four workshops each is educational, fun and interactive. The workshops – Great Race, Think Outside the Square, Pathways to Independence and How to get a job and keep it  will run throughout the year. Check out www.createyourfuture.org.au for more details.

I’m also on the lookout for young people aged 12 years and up to join our (YAG) Youth Advisory Group.  If you would like to discuss issues about being in care while doing a fun activity and to want to be a voice for young people then this could be a perfect opportunity for you to get involved and have your say. I look forward to seeing some new faces around create and at our events.

Claudine Scalzi
Position: Community Facilitator

About Claudine:

My Name is Claudine and I am really excited to be a part of the CREATE team here in South Australia as the Mission:Be Community Facilitator.
Mission: Be is a program for young people in out of home care aged between 14 – 17 yrs old. It is usually run over a three month period with sessions and camps mostly on weekends. The Mission:Be program includes seven module based workshops which include learning about leadership, team building, goal setting, personal self discovery, action learning and learning about community.
The CREATE Foundation is a licensed operator for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sponsored by the South Australian Office for Youth. This award is recognized worldwide as a mark of individual achievement and can open many doors for future opportunities. The Award is made up of three sections; Skill, Physical Recreation and Service and three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Bronze award is achievable for participants of Mission:Be.
I can’t wait to take the Mission:Be journey with you!


Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care

The Charter of Rights sets out the rights of all children and young people in care in this state.  The Charter talks about what you can expect from people who look after you and work with you while you are in care. If you feel like your rights are not being met, you should talk to an adult you trust like your carer or caseworker, or call the numbers listed on the Charter of Rights. You could also try calling CREATE in your state on 1800 655 105 to talk about your options. Some useful links:

http://www.gcyp.sa.gov.au/charter-of-rights/the-charter/

Latest News

clubCREATE magazine Autumn 2012 edition is out now. To download a copy of the SA state round-up click here!

Greenhills Adventure Park connection event
For all that attended our Greenhills Adventure, wasn’t it a fantastic day – even though the weather wasn’t on our side! Young people and their carers had the opportunity to go on the water slides, go karts, climbing wall and so many other activities on the day, then we all enjoyed a BBQ lunch together!

Capri Theatre Smurfs connection event
Everyone who came to our connection event at the Capri Theatre had the opportunity to see the movie ‘Smurfs’! It was a great movie and blast from the past for some of us!

Elizabeth Bowland connection event
During the school holidays we also ran a connection event at Elizabeth Bowland. Young people and their carers played two games and ate hot dogs hot chips and soft drink. Everyone who bowled the highest score went home with a voucher to go to the zoo!

YAG
CREATE is seeking young people who are 12 and over to be a part of our Youth Advisory Group. If you want the opportunity to connect with other young people, share experiences and have a good time then come along! The meeting may include social events, activities and forums to discuss issues and identify solutions. To find out more call Lauren at CREATE on 8223 6603.

clubCREATE magazine
Autumn 2011 edition is out now! To download the SA state round-up click here!

Upcoming Events


About Our Programs

clubCREATE

clubCREATE is a membership program for children and young people in care or for young people with a care experience. Members get a welcome pack, quarterly newsletters, invitations to events, and a birthday card each year. You can join clubCREATE by calling the SA office on 1800 655 015 or email clubCREATE@create.org.au and ask for a membership form.

Entering Care Kits

If you are entering care for the first time, CREATE will deck you out with a backpack of essential stuff to help you on your way. The kit includes CREATE program information, t-shirt, cap, wristband, newsletter and some other fun stuff. You need to join clubCREATE to be able to receive a kit just contact your SA office on 1800 655 015 or email clubCREATE@create.org.au.

Create Your Future – for all you need to know about leaving care!

  • Are YOU a young person 15 and over?
  • Are YOU getting ready to transition out of care?
  • Want to meet other young people for fun in a safe environment?
  • Do you want to develop your skills and learn how to be more independent?

Then this could be the program for YOU! To find out more call Lauren at CREATE on 8223 6603.

State and Territory Youth Advisory Groups

Youth Advisory Groups bring young people together to discuss care issues and explore solutions and potential advocacy projects. Youth Advisory Groups are in each state and territory and provide feedback to CREATE which can help to promote positive change within the out of home care system. The Youth Advisory Groups also tell CREATE how best to represent the opinions of children and young people in care. To find out more contact your CREATE SA office on 1800 655 105.

mission:be

mission: be is a personal discovery program run over a three month period. It has a focus on self development and leadership for young people in care aged 14-18 years who have a care experience. The program involves workshops, camps and adventure activities.
Are you:

  • A young person in care between 14-18 years old.
  • Keen to have fun and make new friends
  • Willing to try new things
  • Wanting to learn something different
  • Wanting to gain leadership, team work and communication skills

THEN mission: be IS FOR YOU! To find out more call Claudine at CREATE on 8223 6603.

Young Consultants

Young Consultants are young people aged 14 and over who have had a care experience. They work alongside CREATE staff to share with others in the community what it is like to be in care. Young Consultants go to conferences, consultations, forums and events to represent CREATE and young people in care. To become a young consultant you need to complete Young Consultants Training.

Young Consultants Training

To become a Young Consultant you need to undertake the Young Consultant’s Training Course which is a fun training workshop. You can hang out with other young people, develop skills in presentation and public speaking and learn all about the care system. Young Consultants training may lead to opportunities to do some occasional paid work with CREATE through representation at conferences, consultations, forums and events and providing training support.