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Webinar: Working with young people – CARE Schools - an alternative to jailing our kids - April 2023

$50.00 inc. GST

Date: 12/04/2023

Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm (AEDT)

The number of young people involved in the juvenile justice system in Australia continues to grow. Many intervention programs have been designed, implemented and reviewed, yet the problem continues to grow. The role of education in decreasing recidivism has been shown to be of great importance, but as with other initiatives the problem does not seem to be improving. The role of alternative education, however, has not received extensive research attention with the role of CARE schools in the reduction of recidivism explored even less. CARE schools provide a holistic approach to schooling, attempting to alleviate the basic problems our young people face. Through the lens of school leadership and youth support and development worker, ,this presentation will highlight the work of a Western Australian CARE school, its alternative education approach and the initiatives that are helping keep the young people in its care from involvement with the justice system.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this workshop, participants will understand:

  • The existence and role of CARE schools
  •  That wholistic nature of alternative / individualised education
  •  That the current system is not working and alternate approaches are needed 

About the Presenter.

Dr Lukas Carey completed his Doctorate in Education and has worked in the field for most of his career as a coach, teacher, trainer, and educator. While filling a role in Australian local government he was charged with and convicted of receiving secret commissions and served time in prison. During and since Lukas’ incarceration, he developed a strong interest in the role that previously incarcerated people have in the development of policy and procedure in the justice system concerned with education, recidivism, and post-release employment. As a current CARE school principal working with young people removed from mainstream schooling, his experiences are first hand and extensive. Lukas is also a strong advocate for the importance of Lived Experience in all forms of education and the importance of including the voices and experiences of all.

Ideal for

youth workers, social workers, community organisation workers,educators in Justice system, child and family workers and counsellors at any level of experience. 

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  • This online webinar will be delivered live via Zoom video-conferencing. Further information will be provided upon registration.

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Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: ravtraining@rav.org.au

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