Our 30th birthday party is fast approaching!

Illawarra Womens Health CentrePlease join us next week at 4.00pm for our AGM, followed by our party

to celebrate the Centre providing services to women of the Illawarra for the past 30 years!

With a 1980’s theme: big hair, fluoro gym wear, french onion dip, and great memories of the past its going to be lots of fun! We look forward to seeing you here.

The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre team
RSVP (for catering purposes): Monday 24th Oct 4255 6800

Illawarra Forum Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held Wednesday 11th November 2015 at the fabulous new SYFS Shellharbour Hub from 10am.

The AGM will feature guest speaker Mark Isaacs – author of The Undesirables described on ABC’s Big Ideas as “a gobsmacking eyewitness account of the shambles and the shame that is Australia’s offshore processing policy”.

Mark will speak about his time working in Nauru from 2012.

In October 2012, Mark was employed by the Salvation Army to work at the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. He eventually resigned from the Salvation Army in June 2013 and spoke out publicly against the government’s No Advantage policy.

Mark’s book, The Undesirables, accounts for his time inside one of Australia’s most infamous detention centres. Since leaving Nauru, Mark continued his passion for humanitarian work and was employed for two years as a social worker at an asylum seekers settlement agency in Sydney. He is now traveling the world as a freelance writer.

This is a free event

Register here or by clicking the link on the attached invitation.

FamS Innovative Practice Forum + AGM

2014-10-21 08_06_15-FW_ FamS Innovative Practice Forum - 30 October 2014 - Message (HTML)9.00am – 10.30am FamS Innovative Practice forum

Topic: Supporting children and families around parental substance use

Our Innovative Practice forums aim to increase knowledge about best practice approaches that contribute to better outcomes for children and families. This forum will focus on both the research and practice behind how we can better support children and families when there is parental substance misuse. Dr Stephanie Taplin is the Associate Director of Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) at the Australian Catholic University and she will discuss her research around parental substance use and child protection.

Kerry Moore is the Senior Manager at Barnardos, South Coast Centre and Hunter/ Central Coast. Kerry will provide a practical example of the work Barnados are doing in their Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Service (SUPPS).

For all information – click here

9.00am—10.30am $25.00 per person Register here

11.00am – 11.30am  FamS Annual General Meeting

The NSW Family Services constitution provides for the election of half of the members of the Board of Governance every year. The term of appointment is two years.

This year, calls for nomination are required for the positions of Chairperson, and Ordinary Board Member (three positions to be filled).

If you are interested in nominating for a position on the NSW Family Services Board of Governance you should complete the forms that were recently sent to your via email and then return them in accordance with the instructions contained on Nomination Form.

If more nominations are received than positions available, a postal ballot of eligible members will be held in accordance with the provisions of our constitution.

11.00am—11.30am FREE of charge Register here

11.30am – 4.00pm FamS District Reps Forum

For more infromation on these forums please contact our office:

Phone: 02 9692 9999
Email: info@nswfamilyservices.asn.au