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Apr 04, 2008
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by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Lauren, there are many lines of work that you could choose that would provide you with a rewarding career helping children and young adults.

Consider a degree in social work for prospects in:
  • child, family, and school social work
  • medical and public health social work
  • mental health and substance abuse social work
There are countless therapy, counselling, and teaching opportunities if you are interested in psychology, sociology or psychiatry.

I am honoured that you would ask me your question, Lauren. But I'm not a position to give you advice on required education in Australia. Perhaps one of my visitors can assist.

In the meantime, I suggest you speak to a school counsellor in order to obtain more information about what courses are required for you to further some possible career paths. If there are no counsellors available in your school, look toward colleges and universities. Ask their recruiters/counsellors about possible vocations. And don't forget to check for online resources for educational and career opportunities; most accredited educational institutions have informative websites, or at the very least, contact information.

I sincerely wish you all the best in your professional endeavours, Lauren.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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