New DVD Understanding Ageing and FREE LLN videos from Ideas That Work
Production and Distribution of Training DVDs for Community and Aged Services
We have just released a new DVD called Understanding Ageing which can be used for training and induction in the aged, community and health sectors.
You can read more about Understanding Ageing below or go online for a short preview of the DVD.
If you are an RTO or a trainer then take a look at the FREE What Works Literacy, Language and Numeracy Training and Professional Development video segments.
Illawarra and South Coast Youth Services Conference
It’s that time of year again and organisation for the Illawarra and South Coast Youth Services Conference is well underway. The conference is in its 14th year of operation and continues to be an affordable and responsive training opportunity for local professionals working with young people in a variety of services and organisations. In 2012 the conference is scheduled for Wednesday 7th and Thursday, 9th of November at Coolangatta Wine Estate Shoalhaven Heads.
We have a terrific schedule of training starting with our keynote speaker for day one Celia Lashlie, a NZ based author and advocate of working effectively with boys to get the best outcomes.
Researcher and social justice advocate Celia Lashlie is the author of two best-selling books. Her first book The Journey to Prison: Who goes and why was published in 2002 and was followed in 2005 with the hugely successful He’ll be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men, a book based on the Good Man Project she undertook in 25 boys’ schools in New Zealand. This book has since been released in both Australia and the UK.
On day two we introduce Maggie Hamilton, a writer, researcher and publisher to discuss mindfulness, wellbeing and young people. Maggie Hamilton gives regular talks, lectures and workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand; writes for magazines; is a keen observer of social trends; has a passion for the art of living meaningfully, and is a regular media commentator
This email is to inform you that WEB REGISTRATION for the conference is NOW OPEN.
To REGISTER your attendance follow the steps listed below:
First – Go to http://www.illawarrayouthservicesconference.org.au/
NEXT – Click on the left hand TAB labelled Registration
Download the Conference Program & Code of Conduct document
Choose your workshop preferences & read disclaimer document carefully
Fill out rego form on the website making sure all fields marked with an asterisk (*) are correctly filled out, ENTER the requested code and submit. If this message “Code entered did not match the image”. You will, unfortunately, need to start again and make sure you enter a correct code above the ‘Submit Form’ button.
If you have correctly entered the code, a messaging stating “Thank you! will appear above the rego ‘Name’ tab.
When you have submitted your registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you within 3 working days. If you do not receive a confirmation email within this time, your registration has not been successful.
Following a successful Registration, a tax invoice will be sent to the email address indicated in your registration.
Payment option one: Cheque
Please return payment with a copy of the Tax Invoice (cheques payable to: Albion Park Youth & Community Care – Conference)
Payment option two: Direct deposit
Details for Direct Deposit payments will be forwarded on your invoice. ALL direct deposits must note the Conference Registration invoice number on the deposit record to assist us with record keeping.
If you require further information about this year’s conference, lack access to technology to register or have any trouble with access to the site please contact Berenice Murphy on 42 952209 or via email@example.com or Nick Higgins on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0421 044130
Since Chlamydia, a Sexually Transmissible Infection(STI) became a nationally notifiable disease in 1991 (1997 for NSW), transmission rates in Australia have increased with each consecutive year. In 2010, Chlamydia was the most frequently reported notifiable condition in Australia. Over the last five years, Chlamydia notification rates have increased by 29 per cent, with the 15-19 year and 20-29 year age groups being most affected.
In response to the growing concern of Chlamydia in young people, the Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC), in partnership with the HIV and Related Programs (HARP) Unit designed and developed Chlamydiastic! – a fun sexual health game which demonstrates the asymptomatic nature of Chlamydia.
Aimed at informing young people aged 16-24 years about the importance of getting a test for
Chlamydia and other STIs, Chlamydiastic! is also a valuable tool in assisting young people to feel more confident in accessing sexual health clinics, GP’s or other health professionals in relation to their sexual health.
By playing the Chlamydiastic! game with a facilitator such as a youth or health worker, young people will acquire important skills and information required to make informed decisions about their sexual relationship choices and condom use.
Associate Professor Anna McNulty, Director, Sydney Sexual Health Centre said health workers, youth workers and other professionals and agencies working with young people will be able to utilise Chlamydiastic! to engage in a fun, informative and thought-provoking activity, whilst promoting the important messages of STI testing and Chlamydia transmission.
“The Chlamydiastic! game is also a worthwhile resource for isolated communities who may not have access to extensive resources and where close community relationships can inhibit open discussion about issues such as sex and STIs,” Dr McNulty said.
Chlamydiastic! is now available free of charge to health workers, youth services and youth agencies within Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).
Please contact Marty Janssen, email@example.com Health Promotion Officer at the HIV and Related Programs (HARP) Unit on 4221 6730 to discuss getting a game and training in how to play it for your youth service.
In 2010 a group of Illawarra men and women were determined to help men in the Illawarra take more responsibility for their health. The Healthier Illawarra Men (HIM) committee was formed and produced the highly successful ahm Check It event at the WIN Entertainment Centre – a free men’s health screening event.
Due to its success, the event was put on again in 2011. Each year nearly 1,000 men got tested and educated about their health and exhibitors also provided information and kits to further provide messages about healthy living.
HIM supported by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local (ISML), and partnership from AHM Health Insurance, are again focusing on the men of the Illawarra with the 3rd annual AHM Check It event on Saturday 27th October 2012, from 11am to 4pm.
For more information visit: http://www.checkit.org.au/
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