Happy SA Youth Week! While this year’s Youth Week might look a little different, we are still celebrating the amazing contribution that young people make to our lives and community.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, we have been reflecting on how social distancing and self-isolation have made us think differently about how we live our lives, from how we spend our time, to how we stay connected to our friends and family. Our team has certainly become more creative in keeping in touch with people and how we spend our weekends!
So this Youth Week, we want to hear from the young people in your care about how they dealing with these tricky times.
We ask you to take a few minutes out of your day to have a chat to the young people in your care to talk about the positives changes and challenges they are facing. Maybe they love wearing their pjs all day or maybe they’re really missing catching up with their loved ones, or for those living in residential care who will soon turn 18, perhaps they are concerned about what this means for them in the current environment.
Here are some questions you could ask:
- What is your favourite thing about being at home?
- What do you like least about being at home?
- How are you staying connected to family and friends?
- Have you learned something new (maybe a new hobby)?
- What worries you the most during this time?
- What is the one thing you wish you could do right now?
Share the voices of the young people via Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please supply the child’s age and type of care they are in, and let us know if they are happy for us to publish their thoughts on our Facebook page and website.)
Together we can make sure their voices are heard.