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Snap that Stigma this Youth Week

Written on April 4, 2017

National Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.

At CREATE we believe in celebrating the talents, diversity, and potential of the youth in our nation, but we also need to acknowledge the challenges and hardship that some face, particularly young people with an out-of-home care experience. Today we launch our new video and position paper to #SnapthatStigma and counteract the stereotypes and negative expectations of young people with a care experience.

Our new Snap that Stigma video features 8 young people sharing their experiences and perspectives on the issue of stigma and discrimination while in care. We hope that hearing their voices inspires change to the preconceived views that some people may have about young people with a care experience. ​

CREATE has produced a Position Paper on Stigma in Out-of-Home Care. We believe young people with a care experience deserve to enjoy the same opportunities and life as every other child and young person in Australia.

Know a young person in care achieving amazing things? Help CREATE Snap that Stigma and share a positive story over social media, just hashtag  #SnapthatStigma or email create@create.org.au.