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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Launch of Snap That Stigma Video

Today is the start of National Youth Week, an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. 

At CREATE we believe in celebrating the talents, diversity, and potential of the youth in our nation, but we also need to acknowledge the challenges and hardship that some face, particularly young people with an out-of-home care experience. Today we launch our new video and position paper to #SnapthatStigma and counteract the stereotypes and negative expectations of young people with a care experience. 

The Snap that Stigmavideo is a powerful short film featuring CREATE Young Consultants from a number of different states and territories sharing their views on how being stigmatised because they have a care experience has affected their lives. Well done to our stars of the video, and a big thanks to Lucas and Eloise for coordinating this project whilst I was on leave.

To view the video, check it out here: http://create.org.au/resources/snap-that-stigma/

Create News

The Snap that Stigmacampaign stems from CREATE’s Strategic Plan goal to: Promote tolerance and reduce the stigma associated with children and young people with a care experience through awareness campaigns.

Children and young people with a care experience have told us that they can often face discrimination in many forms that may have a negative impact on their lives. CREATE want to change the pre-conceived views that people may have about young people with a care experience. We want to share stories of children and young people in care who are doing great things to help change these views. It all starts with believing that children and young people are more than just their care experience.

I’m pleased to say that our video launch has already made an impact with two media outlets releasing stories about the video and young people in care doing great things! Woo! Read the articles here:

#SnapthatStigma: Children in state care speak out during campaign to fight stereotypes

From foster kid to hopeful surgeon: Young people in care recognised for achievements

Attached you will find our campaign poster, Position Paper and Media Release. So, help spread the word about our Snap that Stigmacampaign and make sure you share the video and resources to your contacts.

 

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    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
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    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.