Family Safety Pack

The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage.

The pack aims to reduce violence against women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, by ensuring they understand their rights and where to get support if needed. It also aims to strengthen support for women coming to Australia on a Partner Visa, by providing information on the family violence visa provisions and available support.

The pack includes four factsheets on the following topics:

The pack also includes a low literacy storyboard.

The pack is a key initiative of the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Under the Second Action Plan, the Australian Government is committed to understanding and addressing violence against women from CALD backgrounds and improving support available to CALD women.

The pack is available in 22 community languages. For translations please go to https://www.dss.gov.au/family-safety-pack

Interagency Alert – 14 Jan 2014

FREE Family Day Out – to Sydney Park

Child Freindly by DesignPlease can you give our day trip a little thought and maybe pass the information on to families that may benefit from this activity. Please only refer families from the 2528 postcode.

Information for the holiday program can be found here; Summer flyer Final

Details of Day Trip are as follows:

FREE Family Day Out – to Sydney Park, sponsored by the Shellharbour Club. Thursday 24th January – Coach Departs from Crew Park at 9.15am.

This family day out will provide children with the opportunity to try out the bike education track as part of the Safe to Roam Project, the park offers lakes and wetlands to walk and ride through, open space to play games, relax and picnic, an inclusive playground with sensory walks and sand play.

This day is a FREE activity and a healthy picnic lunch will be provided. Parents are required to bring morning and afternoon tea, water, hats and sunscreen as well as a picnic blanket. Children bringing their scooter will require a helmet (sorry we do not have the capacity to transport bikes) you may wish to bring sand toys to use in the sand pit.

Sydney park has a kiosk that sells a wide range of refreshments and toilet facilities.

For more information and to book your seat please contact Nikke 0450 896 081

Community Workers Workshop – trauma informed care training

Surviving Child AbuseFriday 22 February 2013 | 9am – 5pm | Wollongong | Click for PDF flyer

This whole day training for community workers provides information and tools to better equip workers in their daily interactions with clients who have experienced trauma, particularly complex trauma as a result of childhood abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences.

Studies show that a large percentage of individuals and families accessing community services are impacted by unresolved trauma. This training alerts workers to the possibility of trauma, informs about its prevalence and impacts, and educates about how to reduce the possibility of re-traumatisation in services.

The training provides the principles of trauma informed care for daily practice. Trauma informed practice has been shown to provide benefits for both workers and clients.

Medina Executive Wollongong | 19 Market Street, Wollongong NSW 2500  | Register Now!

Cost:   $25.00 (discounted from $250 due to government funding)

To find out more about this workshop go to www.asca.org.au/workshops or                  phone 02 8920 3611.

ACSA Community Care Forum

Please see below for a flyer on a ACSA Community Care Forum in Sydney, this is occurring the day before the ADHC Enabling Conference and at the same venue so for anyone who might be interested in some interesting sessions about future directions have a look. NSW Community Care 2013 Rego