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Issue 17.17 29 May 2017

Understanding Abuse and Staying Safe Forums - 14 and 15 June 2017  

National Disability Services, SA,  Council of Intellectual Disability and the South Australian Health and Community Services Complaints Commission are working together as part of a national initiative to help people with disability and their support staff to identify abuse and neglect, know about good practice in services, and how to prevent abuse and neglect from happening. 

Two forums are being held in South Australia. People with disability and their support staff are highly encouraged to attend these safe, accessible and informative events. Services are encouraged to support the participation of people with disability using the easy read flyers attached. Managers and supervisors will also find the forums useful. 

Issue 16.17 22 May 2017

National Simultaneous Story Time - 24 May 2017  west

Every year in May the Australian Library and Information Association organises National Simultaneous Story Time to support reading and literacy. This year they will be reading 'The Cow Tripped Over the Moon' in the Children's Library at 10:30am. For more information click here.

MOC Children's Centre Program - Term 2, 2017  north

Symposium: Responding to Violence Against Women and their Children - 25 May 2017 (City)

The Flinders University Gender Consortium, with support from the South Australian Office for Women, presents an international symposium on Responding to Violence Against Women and their Children. This symposium is for service providers, policy makers, businesses, researchers, and interested individuals to share local and international policy and practice updates on this topic.

Speakers at the event will include:
  • Lara Fergus, Director Policy and Evaluation, Our Watch
  • Grant Stevens, SA Commissioner of Police
  • David Brown, Chief Executive, SA Department for Correctional Services
  • Fiona Mort, Director, SA Office for Women
  • Australia Awards Fellows from Vietnam, Mongolia and Indonesia (Vietnam Women’s Union, Mongolian Women’s Leader Foundation; and Indonesian Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection)

Pregnancy 2 Parenting in the Inner South - 26 May to 30 June 2017

The program outline can be downloaded here and a map to the venue is available here.

WTCC: Stronger Families - Stronger Communities  west

As part of National Families Week the City of West Torrens are promoting their services to families and children. Please see links below:
There is also a Facebook page with the latest new and events - please click here.

Refugee Week - Weave Away - 20 to 23 June 2017  west

A free evening (or evenings) to meet new people in a safe and fun environment as the City of West Torrens acknowledges Refugee Week 2017. Learn how to make a ‘toothbrush rug’ coaster, floor mat, or trivet by re-using old quilt covers, hear how the ancient Icelandic craft emerged and work on an individual project or a communal mat for display. A5 flyers to print available to download here.

Anglicare SA: Health Hearts, Healthy Homes - 26 June 2017  south

A workshop which focuses on practical ways to improve relationships. Topics covered include communication, conflict resolution, relationship repair and emotional safety. Suitable for individuals and couples.

Anglicare SA: Health Hearts, Healthy Homes -13 July 2017  south

A workshop which focuses on practical ways to improve relationships. Topics covered include communication, conflict resolution, relationship repair and emotional safety. Suitable for individuals and couples. 

Issue 15.17 15 May 2017

Managing Challenging Behaviour - 16 May to 20 June 2017  north

Due to a few last minute cancellations there are now vacancies to fill.

Forbes Children's Centre - Term 2, 2017  south  west

Brain Injury SA: Community Learning and Life Skills - Up and Coming Events

Save Puddle Jumpers Home - sign the petition here

Issue 14.17 08 May 2017

Ocean View Children's Centre: What's On - Term 2, 2017  west

Beach Babies: NEW Baby Playgroup, weekly on Thursdays - 4 May to 22 June 2017

CAHFS: Drop-in Clinic fortnightly on Thursdays - 11 May to 6 July 2017

Lutheran Community Care: Parenting Courses - Term 2, 2017  north  east

ABCD's of Parenting - 8 May 2017

Balancing Screen Time for Families - 10 May 2017

Toolbox Parenting Group - 17 May to 21 June 2017

Living Well in the Living City Newsletter - May 2017  north

City of Salisbury: Upcoming Events for Older People - May 2017  north

Relationships Australia: Children's Contact Services

New services and fee structure for Hindmarsh and Campbelltown, please see Schedule of Fees attached.

Women's Information Services: What's On Newletter - 1 May 2017

Women's Information Service - Updated Brochures

The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women online, over the phone and in person. They aim to increase access to information that promotes choice and empowerment. Their shopfront is located on the Ground Floor at 101 Grenfell St, Adelaide, opposite Regent Arcade.

Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2017: Annual Forum - 17 May 2017  (Wayville)

Belonging and Connection: The Heart of Recovery

Sleep Tips - Parent Information Series - 22 May to 3 July 2017  south

Free Group PT in the Park  west

A weekly fitness session suitable for people aged 16 and over in the front garden of Findon Community Centre. Enjoy a 1 hour circuit of various exercises and stretching using light weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and fun! Assessment is required.   Please call Sue on 0400 171 204.

Top Tips for Safe Health Care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has published The 'Top Tips for Safe Health Care'. These are designed to help consumers, their families, carers and other support people get the most out of their health care. The information in the booklet can be useful when you talk with your doctor and other healthcare providers. If you would like to receive a copy through the post please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Medicinal cannabis, patient access in South Australia

A patient access pathway to medicinal cannabis has been developed following consultation with stakeholders, including medical professionals, health practitioner organisations, consumers and health consumer groups, and industry. Under the pathway, patients in South Australia can be supplied medicinal cannabis products prescribed by their medical specialist and dispensed by a pharmacist. 

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