Strength, Knowledge and Wisdom The service model for the KYA&D Healing Service aims to develop a young person’s Strength, Knowledge and Wisdom comprising: • building inner strength; • gaining broader knowledge and wisdom; and, • assisting in the continued development of a young person’s right to freedom to spirituality and identity. The Strength, Knowledge and Wisdom development process comprises the following 4 components: KYA&D Healing Service Young Person’s Healing Plan Spectrum of Opportunities Young Person’s Communities Within the Strength, Knowledge and Wisdom model are 4 colors representing the areas of a young person’s development in relation to their: • Connection to the KYA&D Healing Service • Personal Development - spiritual, emotional and physical well-being • Responsibilities - family, community and culture • Connection / Return to community, family and country KYA&D Healing Service recognises these 4 areas as major healing avenues. Within each area exists a diversity of pathways including gatherings, services, activities and education all reﬂective and embracing of a young person’s cul- tures. The young person identiﬁes areas of their stories that represent Strength, Knowledge and Wisdom that the young person currently holds and then re- cords these by placing a dot on their snake. Their progression and achievements are recorded by a relevant colored dots on the young person’s snake. Achievements of Strength, Knowledge and Wis- dom can be recognized by the young person, a KYA&D worker or member of the young person’s communities. Entry - existing Developing by Young recognised by Young Person, KYA&D Healing Return Person and Worker Service At the end of the young person’s stay they will have a more detailed snake representative of the development they have achieved in the 4 areas. The personal development represented in a young person’s completed snake will vary depending on the individual young person. Updates: • The search for a property to locate the service is ongoing. • The Koori Project Team completed the guidelines manual several weeks ago and it is now in it’s ﬁnal review stage. Meet the Healing Service Staff Joanna Osborne - My name is Joanna Team: Osborne, some people call me Jo, sometimes I get cookie. I have been Gillie Freeman - My name is Gillie employed as the Kitchen Supervisor Freeman. I am from the Jiddabul tribe with the Koori Healing Centre, my role of north Queensland. I have previously is ﬁrst of all to cook for the service and worked with both Indigenous and non- also train the young people in vital life Indigenous youth in the drug and skills with food, nutrition, and general alcohol ﬁeld. kitchen duties. I am looking forward to this challenging and exciting role. Craig Holloway - My name is Craig My background is hospitality and by Holloway, and I am a proud Yorta Yorta sharing my knowledge and skills in this man. I have worked in the A&D sector area I am hoping to make a difference for the past 10 years. I have recently in a young person’s life. moved from Horsham to take up a position with the Koori Youth Healing Chris Wallace - I’ve been working at Service. Birribi (a residential rehab for young This is an exciting opportunity not only people aged 15 to 21 years) for the for myself, but also the staff bank that past 3 years. Before that I was working have been employed. I personally in supported accommodation. I have believe that all communities within been employed to work in the Healing Victoria will beneﬁt from this service. Service as a Residential Support Worker. Andy Brigham - My name is Andy Brigham. I am a Yorta Yorta man. I Karl Jensen - Hi I’m Karl, hailing from have worked in Koori services for 18 New Zealand. I have been working in years and have come across from the AOD sector for 3 years. I have a Aboriginal Hostels to work with the background in teaching and sport. I’m Koori Healing Services I am looking excited to be involved in this project forward to working with the Koori . Healing Service and feel it’s a great Trina Neal - Hi I’m Katrina preference program that will be a great beneﬁt for name is Trina. I’ve been working in the Victorian Koori Community. various areas such as employment, media and psychology. Am looking forward to working with teenagers.