Improving opportunities

for all young people

BATForce has a simple vision, to improve opportunities for young people through advocacy, education, the strengthening of networks for families and the workforce. 

We work across Wadawurrung, Gulidjan and Gadubanud Countries.

(Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, Colac/Otways)

Schools

BATForce engages with both Primary and Secondary schools across Government, Catholic & Independent sectors

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Participants

Whilst BATForce work with young people we also work with their supporting eco-systems which include parent/carers, schools and workforce

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Programs / Workshops

Intervention programs and workshops are not only for young people but also their eco-systems. The BATForce 'it takes a village' approach

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Family Workshops

BATForce acknowledges funding support from Department of Education (School Focused Youth Services).  Data from January – July 2024.

Community Wellbeing Dashboard

Shared Community Resources

These pages provide crisis support tailored to the BATForce community

Need to Talk?

View our list of resources for young people looking for crisis, mental health, sexual assault and family violence and homelessness support.

Quick Help Guide

A resource for people of all ages and backgrounds looking for help with food, housing, mental health, family violence, financial stress and tenancy support.

Barwon Adolescent
Task Force (BATForce)

For more than 40 years, youth agencies in the Barwon sub-region have encouraged their workers to contribute to the development of a hugely successful community network. This large, inclusive network who all have a stake in improving the outcomes for young people, relies on the participation of all workers, Government representatives, schools and interested community members.

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