Latrobe Youth Survey
The COVID 19 pandemic response has provided a challenge to the delivery of community services, in particular, the engagement with youth in Latrobe. Community services are having to adapt service delivery models to meet the rapidly changing environment. To date there has not been a review of these services in order to inform future practice delivery and address engagement strategies with youth in Latrobe.
The current environment provides an opportunity to learn from the positive outcomes coming from the emerging models and understand the barriers that are presented. Services are keen to maintain the changes to service models where there are positive outcomes, review practices that had negative outcomes and to plan for the future service delivery needs of youth agencies.
To understand more about the impact COVID-19 is having on the youth in Latrobe the LLEN partnership is seeking to conduct an in-depth analysis of the attitudes and experiences of youth agencies in the hope to identify the current and future needs of this venerable population.
The evaluation aims to identify:
- The specific strategies that have resulted in an increase in youth engagement;
- Develop an understanding of what is working and not working from the perspective of the youth agency;
- The enablers and barriers to maintaining current and future youth engagement practices;
- Identify priority areas for future development and funding;