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A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

Moving into adulthood is an exciting time. It is filled with new opportunities, adventures and freedoms, waiting to be explored and discovered. But it can be a scary time too. Suddenly you are faced with a whole new range of decisions and responsibilities that you have never had to deal with before.

Some of the best lessons I’ve learnt in my life have come from making mistakes and learning from my experiences. But there have also been times where I’ve been grateful to get some really helpful advice that has stopped me from making mistakes in the first place.

The Streetsmart Handbook is a collection of all the snippets of information and advice you need when you’re entering the adult world, in a single compact book.

Whether you are moving out of home, trying to get a driver’s license, deciding on a career or wanting some health and wellbeing tips; this book has got it covered. It will give you practical tools to negotiate with a dodgy landlord, help you avoid creeps on the internet, buy your first car and set a sensible budget. It will also save you a lot of Googling.

I hope this handbook helps you face the good, bad and boring parts of adulthood with confidence and calm. Getting the basics right will help free up more time and energy on what is most important: enjoying and making the most of this exciting time.

 

Liana Buchanan

Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People

NHWA is proud to endorse the Streetsmart Handbook.

Since 2002, the Streetsmart Handbook has been delivered to teenagers at secondary schools with the aim of helping to educate our youth on important topics relevant to them as they transition into adult life.

NHWA’s partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will not only assist teenagers with subjects such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more but will also engage our brand and goals in creating a safe, connected and inclusive community, where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

This is an exciting venture for NHWA!

The Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) are police community groups that started in 1926 and aim to provide opportunities for young people to be involved in a variety of sports and other activities.

Throughout the state there are many halls equipped with gym facilities, rings for boxing, Judo and other types of sports. The venues are traditionally set up in areas where there is limited facilities and all branches are run as non profit.

PCYC Victoria have built a strong relationship delivering the Streetsmart handbook to young people all over Victoria. The Handbook has been running for over 15 year now and we are very proud to be associated with such a fantastic product. The partnership is essential as we work together to support the youth of today.

Victoria Police and Citizens Youth Club Inc.

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  • Hello,

    I recently attended the Neighbourhood watch international conference at Sea World where I came across the above resource. I currently work with 18-25year old clients whom are in the criminal justice system working toward offering support and making positive behavioural change in the community. I believe these books would be of great assistance to help with upskilling and learning more about becoming an adult. I note it was said they can be ordered for free and wanted to confirm this was the case and if so how we would go about getting some copies.

    Thanks,

    Kyle Miller Queensland Corrective Services Queensland Government

  • Edward John Eyre High School has received paper copies of the Streetsmart Handbook - are you able to send me an electronic copy for distribution to other staff and families?

    Kind regards,
    Chantelle Lucas
  • I am touching base with you today as our school is hoping to have an electronic copy of the latest Streetsmart Handbook. We believe it’s a valuable resource that will assist us with our wellbeing program and we would like our staff to have a copy.

    Kind regards,
    Karley
  • Thanks for passing on digital copies of this information.

    We found the materials in the handbook useful for our senior students as it helps to engrain some of the messages we are attempting to convey across the senior school experience. We have a similar focus at Year 11 on healthy bodies and healthy minds. Thanks again for the resources.
    Regards,
    Paul Rogers
  • I would appreciate an electronic copy of the street smart book to distribute to my class and parents. It's a great resource.

    Thanks,
    Heidi
  • I have received your handbook at school.

    I am the current year 11 adviser at Condell Park High School. Could you please send me the electronic copy of the Handbook.
    Thank you,
    Sonya Honey
  • Just a quick email to request an electronic copy of the Streetsmart handbook please.

    Many Thanks,
    Bec Zischke
  • Thanks so much for your reply and for sending the electronic copy. If you are able to send out 30-40 copies of the book that would be wonderful...If not however many you can send out will be gratefully received. We use the information in the handbook in our wellbeing lessons with Yrs 11 & 12- it's always such a useful and valuable resource.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks again,
    Mrs Angela M Cofini
  • The information is great. I like that it’s updated each year, easy to read and the contents page is very helpful.

    Regards,
    Alex Brain
  • I am one the Year 11 Coordinators at Wantirna College and would like an electronic copy of the Streetsmart Handbook to distribute to our students.

    Thank you in advance,
    Michael Paneris

 

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Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the NSW Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
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Dear Reader,

Our goal at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) is to assist Australian neighbourhoods become safer, connected and inclusive communities through the establishment of crime prevention initiatives.

The purpose of the Streetsmart Handbook is to support teenagers and their parents by providing personal safety information as a preventative approach to crime and personal risk.

The Streetsmart Handbook is produced in conjunction with Countrywide Austral and addresses personal safety and crime related issues relating to cyber bullying, depression, community social behaviour, drugs, alcohol and more. The handbook also lists key organisations and helpline numbers for teenagers and families who need extra support and assistance.

If you would like to consider volunteering with Neighbourhood Watch, please contact us at admin@nhwa.com.au

Thank you for your support and happy reading.

From your friends at
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
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Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the QLD Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
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Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the SA Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
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Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the TAS Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
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To whom it may concern

Countrywide Austral and PCYC Victoria have built a strong relationship delivering the Streetsmart Handbook to young people all over Victoria.

The handbook has been running for 15 years now and we are very proud to be associated with such a fantastic product.

PCYC also receives valuable funding, raised from the advertising dollar, which is vital to our ongoing success.

This partnership is essential as we work together to support the youth of today.

Victoria Police and Citizens Youth Club Inc.

For all enquiries regarding the VIC Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200
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Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the WA Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmN3YXVzdHJhbC5jb20uYXUvZW1hZy9zYW1wbGVzL3dhLXN0cmVldHNtYXJ0LyIgc2Nyb2xsaW5nPSJubyIgZnJhbWVib3JkZXI9Im5vIiBoZWlnaHQ9Ijc0OCIgd2lkdGg9IjEzNDYiPg0KPC9pZnJhbWU+
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the NSW Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the NT Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the QLD Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the SA Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the TAS Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the WA Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

Our goal at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) is to assist Australian neighbourhoods become safer, connected and inclusive communities through the establishment of crime prevention initiatives.

The purpose of the Streetsmart Handbook is to support teenagers and their parents by providing personal safety information as a preventative approach to crime and personal risk.

The Streetsmart Handbook is produced in conjunction with Countrywide Austral and addresses personal safety and crime related issues relating to cyber bullying, depression, community social behaviour, drugs, alcohol and more. The handbook also lists key organisations and helpline numbers for teenagers and families who need extra support and assistance.

If you would like to consider volunteering with Neighbourhood Watch, please contact us at admin@nhwa.com.au

Thank you for your support and happy reading.

From your friends at
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

Our goal at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) is to assist Australian neighbourhoods become safer, connected and inclusive communities through the establishment of crime prevention initiatives.

The purpose of the Streetsmart Handbook is to support teenagers and their parents by providing personal safety information as a preventative approach to crime and personal risk.

The Streetsmart Handbook is produced in conjunction with Countrywide Austral and addresses personal safety and crime related issues relating to cyber bullying, depression, community social behaviour, drugs, alcohol and more. The handbook also lists key organisations and helpline numbers for teenagers and families who need extra support and assistance.

If you would like to consider volunteering with Neighbourhood Watch, please contact us at admin@nhwa.com.au

Thank you for your support and happy reading.

From your friends at
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

Our goal at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) is to assist Australian neighbourhoods become safer, connected and inclusive communities through the establishment of crime prevention initiatives.

The purpose of the Streetsmart Handbook is to support teenagers and their parents by providing personal safety information as a preventative approach to crime and personal risk.

The Streetsmart Handbook is produced in conjunction with Countrywide Austral and addresses personal safety and crime related issues relating to cyber bullying, depression, community social behaviour, drugs, alcohol and more. The handbook also lists key organisations and helpline numbers for teenagers and families who need extra support and assistance.

If you would like to consider volunteering with Neighbourhood Watch, please contact us at admin@nhwa.com.au

Thank you for your support and happy reading.

From your friends at
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

Our goal at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) is to assist Australian neighbourhoods become safer, connected and inclusive communities through the establishment of crime prevention initiatives.

The purpose of the Streetsmart Handbook is to support teenagers and their parents by providing personal safety information as a preventative approach to crime and personal risk.

The Streetsmart Handbook is produced in conjunction with Countrywide Austral and addresses personal safety and crime related issues relating to cyber bullying, depression, community social behaviour, drugs, alcohol and more. The handbook also lists key organisations and helpline numbers for teenagers and families who need extra support and assistance.

If you would like to consider volunteering with Neighbourhood Watch, please contact us at admin@nhwa.com.au

Thank you for your support and happy reading.

From your friends at
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

Our goal at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) is to assist Australian neighbourhoods become safer, connected and inclusive communities through the establishment of crime prevention initiatives.

The purpose of the Streetsmart Handbook is to support teenagers and their parents by providing personal safety information as a preventative approach to crime and personal risk.

The Streetsmart Handbook is produced in conjunction with Countrywide Austral and addresses personal safety and crime related issues relating to cyber bullying, depression, community social behaviour, drugs, alcohol and more. The handbook also lists key organisations and helpline numbers for teenagers and families who need extra support and assistance.

If you would like to consider volunteering with Neighbourhood Watch, please contact us at admin@nhwa.com.au

Thank you for your support and happy reading.

From your friends at
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au