Issue 34.17 25 September 2017

Festival of Good Humans - 28 September to 4 October 2017

Over one week in Spring, Connecting Up will lead the way with a fresh approach to connecting the community. Where good humans come together to do great things.

Open State Events - 28 September to 8 October 2017

FDR Positon- Centacare

Centacare are currently recruiting for a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner to work across the Adelaide and Murray Bridge site in a .6FTE capacity. If you are interested, please apply through the Centacare website at the link above.

JFY Peer Support Meeting: Central New Members Welcome! - 3 October 2017  east

For young adults aged 18-35 and living with disability.

The Central peer group meets on the first Tuesday of each month in Unley for members to connect with each other, share information, and get involved in their local community. Meetings are facilitated by our Peer Connectors. 

On Being Male - starting 9 October 2017 (Berri)

A four week program for men on navigating life in 2017.

Researchers are seeking survivors of sexual assault to participate in focus groups - 9 and 10 October 2017

The research project, conducted by the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology in partnership with Bravehearts and ANROWS, is looking into what survivors of sexual assault think about sex offender reintegration into communities. The organisation will be holding 4 focus groups with survivors in Adelaide on 9 and 10 October 2017. 

New publication "child friendly activities on the Lefevre Peninsula"  west

Parks Theatre Life - September 2017  north  west

Footloose Tickets Onsale! - 11 to 14 October 2017

The Parks Youth Theatre will present Footloose the high energy dance musical from 11-14 October at 7pm. City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the town.

The LEGENDS Show - 13 October 2017

The songs of Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker and Van Morrison featuring Paul Reading and The Legends Band.

Good Health Data Project - 19 October 2017  south

The City of Onkaparinga is running a workshop with the aim to improve mental health and well-being through better understanding and use of health data. The workshop is open to community groups, health providers, policymakers, and researchers.

Reading, Rhythm and Rhyme with Parker - 26 October 2017  west

South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021

After widespread public consultation, the South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012-2016 has been released. Many South Australians have been affected in some way by the death of a person who has taken their own life. Suicide is the leading cause of death for South Australians aged 15 to 44 and it is vital we continue our efforts to address this significant social issue. 

Survey: Exploring Pathways for Strengthening the Voice of Lived Experience in SA

The Lived Experience Leadership and Advocacy Network is undertaking a survey to determine how people with lived experience of mental health can strengthen their voice in South Australia. The results will be used to support and develop the lived experience space and, ultimately, influence policy and create change in SA.

The Return Unwanted Medicines Project

Storage of expired and unwanted medicines in the home can be dangerous, and unsafe disposal of unwanted medicines can lead to environmental damage. There is a free and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted medicines responsibly via your local pharmacy, and it’s called Return Unwanted Medicines (or The RUM Project). 

Issue 33.17 18 September 2017

Parenting is hard work!! Madhavi can help make it easier! - 20 September 2017  south

Only 1 week left to get your $10 ticket to hear Madhavi Narwana Parker from Solutions for Kids present her amazing approach to positive parenting!!

Please call 8293 9000, or call into Forbes Children's Centre to get your ticket.

Older Persons Mental health Forum - 4 October 2017  north

Join the conversation as the issues affecting older people are explored, including mental health, the demographics of the ageing population and services available for older persons’ mental health.

Upcoming Carer Support Program: Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Illness Program - 5 and 10 October 2017  east  south

There are still some places available for the next Carer Support Drugs, Alcohol & Mental Illness Program being held at Wayville and Parnangga.

Commencing Wayville 5 October and Parnangga 10 October. This program is conducted over 4 weeks and provides information on learning to care effectively for yourself and the person with coexisting drug/alcohol and mental illness.  

Carers need to be equipped with a tool kit of coping skills and strategies to support loved ones and themselves.  This is where carer Support Programs can help, the program offers a safe place for carers to share their struggles and gather more information to help manage their lives. The power of this program is that it is facilitated by carers who have walked a similar walk. As well as the knowledge the carers gain from these courses, the support and camaraderie that develops within the groups is also very comforting.

Community Spring Fair - 11 October 2017  west

Our annual Community Spring Fair at the Findon Community Centre is held in the lead up to Anti-Poverty Week and is a fabulous FREE day out for families in Western Adelaide. The flyer for the event is attached – please promote the event as widely as possible among your services and your clients.

There will be games and activities for children and adults, great food from Rapid Relief, live music, demonstrations and of course you, local services providing information and assistance in the community!

Only one more stall is available for services who have not yet registered and wish to! To register, just follow the link: Community Spring Fair registration.  Registered services will receive an invoice and further details on the Spring Fair early next week.

'The Garden': An Infant and Toddler Group - starting 20 October 2017  west

Join ‘The Garden’, a child-focused 8 week therapeutic program. This group relies on children’s natural curiosity and desire to connect with the people closest to them. We offer sensory exploration that parents can share positive experiences with their children.

Who's in Charge? - starting 26 October 2017  west

Reconnect Port Adelaide Enfield and Centacare Family Services are partnering  to run the next parent group  'Who's in Charge’ in the Western suburbs.

The 6 week course will start October 26 2017 and run Thursday evenings 6:30pm – 9pm at Kilkenny Primary School. A popular dynamic course for parents feeling; overwhelmed, intimidated or overpowered by defiant behaviours or violence and abuse inflicted by their child or children (8-18 years).

In conjunction with the program Kilkenny Primary School will be hosting a short community information session featuring NGO’s delivering services to parents in the local area.

For registrations or enquiries please contact Trevor at Port Adelaide Council 8405 6862, mobile 0410 698 907, or Centacare on 8215 6700 or email your details to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please also have parents/guardians fill out the pre-registration form if possible and email as above or alternatively have them complete the registration form and bring the forms to the first session.

Issue 32.17 11 September 201

Paralowie Garden: Spring Activities Calendar - September and October 2017  north

City of Salisbury: Social Participation and Diversity Upcoming Events - September and October 2017  north

RASA: Relationships and Wellbeing Series - 13 and 20 September 2017  (Berri)

R U OK Day - 14 September 2017

You've got what it takes! Simple steps that could change a life. Learn more about How to Ask.

Jack Young Centre: Open Day - 21 September 2017  north

An invitation from the City of Salisbury to an open day At the Jack Young Centre for anyone aged 50+ 

Parents in Education Week: An Evening with Dr Justin Coulson - 22 September 2017  north

Know Your Rights: Changes to Legislation affecting SA's LGTIQ Community Symposium - 23 September 2017  (City)

Salisbury Food and Cultural Festival - 23 September 2017  north

RASA: Bring Up Great Kids - starting 20 October 2017  west

Port Adelaide TAFE: Personal Safety for Women - 20 October to 8 December 2017  west

Port Adelaide TAFE SA are offering a short course in personal safety for women of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. This course will provide women with a range of simple physical techniques suitable for a wide range of situations and environments, and will also cover verbal assertiveness and confidence techniques with a focus on intuition, beliefs and self-worth. The course will run from 20 October to 8 December on Fridays, 10am – 12.30pm and will be fee-free for eligible participants. For more information contact Janette Riggs on 8303 2756.

Baby in Mind Infant Massage - starting 23 October 2017  north  west

Lifeline Fundraising Dinner - 28 October 2017  (City)

The Lifeline fundraising dinner on 28 October at Lexus of Adelaide will showcase the best of South Australian food and wine, as MC Leigh McClusky speaks with celebrated SA chef and Tasting Australia 2018 Director, Simon Bryant, and special guests. All proceeds will help Lifeline Adelaide to train our volunteer Crisis Supporters to continue saving lives.

SAHMRI: Annual Scientific Meeting - 30 to 31 October 2017 (City)

Day 1: Diabetes Symposium
Day 2: Research Showcase

Building Respectful Family Relationships - 2 to 3 November 2017  west

A 'Train the Trainer' opportunity for Professionals collaboratively working with families. Please contact Rosalie on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and/or bookings. 

 An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours - 9 and 10 November 2017  south

SAFE in Oz aim to give workshop participants an insight into the headspace of a person who participates in self-destructive behaviour/s in order to better understand their ‘real’ world and life experiences. The training encapsulates individuals needs throughout their lifespan and is flexible and responsive to the workshop participants. Registration Form attached here.

Be Part of a Suicide Prevention Network in Onkaparinga - every 3rd Monday  south

Building Family Opportunities (BFO) has returned to Western Adelaide  north  west

This proven very effective ‘whole of family’ case management service helps members of long term jobless families to prepare for and achieve employment.

Please contact us on 82592900 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to arrange for BFO staff to visit your services to:
  • Provide group information sessions clients or staff
  •  engage 1:1 with any of your clients who you think will benefit from program participation

Carers News - Winter 2017

Issue 31.17 4 September 2017

Renown Park Children's Centre: Playgroup - Tuesdays during school term  west

Renown Park Children's Center: Baby Bounce  - Thursdays during school term  west

Renown Park Children's Center: First Aid for Parents and Carers - 5 September 2017  west

'The Art of Money' Workshop - 7 September 2017

The Art of Money is a FREE one day workshop combining finanial literacy and art for women who have experienced domestic violence.

UCWPA: Free NDIS Western Information Session - 19 September 2017  west

Fraction Fun Workshop - 3 October 2017  west

Come and experience how fun maths can be outside the class room with an interactive hands on free workshop these October school holidays, for ages 8 to 12 year olds.

Booking are required via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or please phone the City of Charles Sturt Youth Development Team on 8408 1315. This event is being run in partnership with Intuition Tutoring Service and the City of Charles Sturt.

Body Art Workshop - 5 October 2017   west

Learn to create your own scary look for Halloween or Zombie events. Learn face painting tips on how to create cuts, bruises and Zombie looks with fake blood, makeup and latex. Ages 16 years and up. 

$20 per participant. Limited places bookings are essential. For further information please phone 84081315 or visit the Facebook page.

Ace it! Interview Preparation Workshop - 10 October 2017  west

During the free workshop, participants will learn the key skills to making an impression during a job interview. It will focus on combating nerves, speaking confidently and personal presentation. We suggest that participants come with questions and a willingness to participate in this hands on workshop!

The workshop will consist of:
  • Relaxation Techniques – Controlling pre-interview nerves
  • Preparing for an Interview – Research, Clothing etc.
  • First Impression – Greeting, Posture and Body Language
  • Interview Language
  • Role-Play of mock interviews
  • How to follow up from an interview

Booking are required via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or please phone the City of Charles Sturt Youth Development Team on 8408 1315, or visit the Facebook page for more information.

MYSA's Mum's & Bub's Program! You + Me = Us - every Friday fortnightly  west

Circle of Security parenting classes, playgroup and social group. FREE excursions.

Women's Information Service: What's On - 28 August 2017

Junction Australia: Life through the Lens

‘Life Through the Lens’ is a unique program at Junction Australia where staff teach children and young people, who have had traumatic upbringings, about photography. Photography can be therapeutic for many of these young people, and is a chance for them to be creative and express themselves through a fun and thought provoking activity.

Effects of early parenting interventions on parents and infants

Joanne Commerford, Child Family Community Australia, 2017: A recent review suggests that early parenting interventions improve parental responsiveness and prevent infant sleep problems.

Fathers who use violence Options for safe practice where there is ongoing contact with children

Cathy Humphreys and Monica Campo, Child Family Community Australia, 2017: An exploration of strategies to engage and address issues for family members who are continuing to live with domestic violence.

Multiagency Investigation and Support Team (MIST) pilot: evaluation report

Leah Bromfield, James Leslie Herbert, Australian Centre of Child Protection, UniSA, 2017: This report summarises the findings of the evaluation of the Multiagency Investigation and Support Team, a Western Australia pilot project providing a cross-agency response to severe child abuse cases.

Elder abuse - a national legal response: final report

Australian Law Reform Commission, 2017: This report considers how Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks could better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy. It includes 43 recommendations for law reform .

The Collaborative Practice Framework for Child Protection and specialist domestic and family violence services

The PATRICIA project: Key findings and future directions (Compass, Issue 03, 2017) ANROWS, June 2017

PAThways and Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency practice (the PATRICIA Project) focused on the collaborative relationship between specialist community-based domestic and family violence support services for women and their children, and statutory child protection organisations.

Digital Escape Bag Checklist and Technology and Safety videos

1800RESPECT, 2017: These are downloadable online tools designed to help women reach and establish safety. There is also a downloadable 1800RESPECT Frontline Workers Toolkit

Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs. Final report

(Horizons Issue 04, 2017)

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