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Understanding Youth Resilience to Violence. How do youth cope with and avoid violence?  

Who can participate? Community members between 18-30 years old.

Why should I participate? Contribute to an international research project that will help researchers and communities evaluate how young people develop resilience. You will be asked to take part in a questionnaire that will ask you questions about yourself, your opinions and experiences. This information will give researchers an understanding about how young people in different countries cope with and resist the use of violence to solve problems. You will receive a $30 gift voucher for your participation!

What will I be asked to do? You will be asked to complete an anonymous survey that covers some questions about:

• you (including things like age, gender, educational background, location, languages spoken, etc.)
•your sense of connection with family, friends and community
•your sense of cultural identity and connection
•your ability to meet or access resources for meeting basic needs such as food, housing, personal and social support
•your sense of your own strengths and difficulties
•your views about violence
•your experience, if any, of discrimination

 The questionnaire should take you about 30 minutes. You will not be identified in any way by answering the survey questions.

Who is running the project? Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada want to understand how young people in different countries cope with and resist the use of violence to solve problems. 

Contact us on ekenny@cmy.net.au.

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The Victorian government is seeking applications from culturally diverse Victorians aged 16 to 25 to become members of the Multicultural Youth Network (MYN) and have their views heard on how to make Victoria a stronger, more cohesive state.

The MYN is a youth network that will:

  • provide advice to government on issues affecting young Victorians from diverse backgrounds
  • participate in capacity building activities and develop skills and capabilities as young leaders
  • engage with communities and build intercultural relationships

Up to 20 young people, from across the state, will be selected and recruitment closes on Monday 3 July 2017 at 5pm.