Key Assets Young Person Presents at Create Conference for Young People in Care

“We are all in this together” – Manuel’s Story As told by Manuel and Angie.

On the 30th of September Manuel Smith, Angie Simpson and Abby Crowe travelled to Brisbane to attend the CREATE Foundation Youth Conference 2015 – YOUTH FOR CHANGE.

After a day of perfecting their presentation Manuel and Angie told Manuel’s story to a crowded room on the afternoon of the 2nd of October. Their presentation was to give an example of how the team parenting model works from a child’s perspective. There was much laughter and a few tears as Manuel, with the help of Angie, told the room about how Manuel’s journey in care had been impacted on by the many various people who had been involved, from his carers, social workers and therapists as well as dance teachers and many of the Key Assets team.

Manuel spoke incredibly well and the presentation gained much positive feedback.

The conference provided not only a chance for Manuel to show off his skills in presenting but also allowed a great opportunity for him to meet many other young people in care throughout Australia.

Abby (author) had the opportunity to network with her Australasian colleagues.

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Abby Crowe, Angie Simpson and Manuel Smith


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