Respect Based Training Program for Funded Youth Services

WorkUP Queensland is excited to introduce the Respect Based Training Program for Funded Youth Services!

The Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services has recognised that young people who are not engaged in formal education do not have access to the Respectful Relationships Education program delivered by the Department of Education. This new project is a primary prevention initiative to influence young people’s perspectives on gendered violence and recognises youth workers as well placed to explore healthy and respectful relationship concepts with the young people they are working with. This project will support youth workers to have meaningful conversations with young people who are disengaged with their communities and will build on the current strengths and knowledge of the youth services sector.

We are grateful for the continued insight and advice that the Domestic and Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Women’s Health and Wellbeing sector has shared with us, and we honour your progressive efforts in creating and delivering programs for young people. We are now asking for your support on this new journey towards supporting youth workers funded through Youth Support and YHARS programs to be involved in gendered-violence prevention.

As experts in this sector, we would like to know:

  • What type of content would you like to see developed in this training?
  • What would you hope that youth workers would know upon completion of this training?
  • Would you like to be involved in the development and delivery of this training?

If you have any questions about the project or any information that you would like to provide, please reach out to Kirstie at