Brisbane Youth Service

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) was founded in 1976 in response to the issue of youth homelessness and has grown from a single worker to more than 90 staff. We holistically support homeless and vulnerable young people aged between 12 and 25 years, and their children, to secure and maintain housing; address physical and mental health issues; establish successful relationships and support networks; and access pathways to education and employment. BYS has a long history of developing innovative services to respond to the identified needs of young people and young families. We are committed to evidence-informed practice and collaborative research and are accredited under the Human Services Quality Framework.

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What are we doing?

The K.I.N.D Program

The K.I.N.D program pilot in Brisbane is designed by forensic psychologists from Youth Justice South Australia and is a trauma-informed psycho-educational intervention for young people using either adolescent to parent violence or intimate partner violence. The program aims to reduce violence while increasing connection and strength within relationships.
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Where are we working?

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impact areas

What are our impact areas?

Justice & safety

Thriving children

Other areas of focus

What are our other impact areas?

Domestic & family violence

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