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Issue 09.17 24 March 2017

Zahra Foundation: Pathways to Empowerment - April 2017  east  west

Beginning in April, the Zahra Foundation are holding a 9 week course titled ‘Pathways to Empowerment’ for women who have experienced domestic violence. The course will be offered at locations in the East and West of Adelaide, and will include creative activities, financial and digital literacy, and pathways to further education or work. To register or for further information call Kelly on 0414 744 377, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also call the Zahra Foundation office on 8352 1889.

#StarWeaveJam session at Woodcroft Heights Children's Centre - 4 April 2017  south

This event involves making a star that will be included in a large installation exhibition at the Commonwealth Games in QLD next year. The purpose of the event is to bring communities together to talk about, and/or show support for ending all forms of violence. Adults and children are welcome, and there'll be lunch provided as well. 

SA Family Law Pathways Network Annual Forum - 5 May 2017  (City)

This years Forum will look at the challenges of working with domestic and family violence in a family law context. The Forum  features special keynote speaker, Arman Abrahimzadeh , 2016 Young South Australian of the Year, followed by Heidi Ehrat, Senior Research Officer (Domestic Violence) at the Coroner's Court South Australia, as well as an Panel discussion of family law experts to finalise the day. Morning tea, lunch and afters drinks/nibbles will be provided. Please advise should you have any special dietary requirements.

To register, please click onto the link on the flyer. Registrations will be administered through the Australian Institute of Social Relations ( Relationships Australia SA) on behalf of the SA Family Law Pathways Network. 

Issue 08.17 17 March 2017

Wellbeing and Resiliance courses - commencing 17 March or 27 March 2017  west

Share & Connect Social Group - commencing March 2017  west

Baby In Mind Infant Massage - commencing 20 March 2017  north

Tune-Up Your Relationship - 28 March 2017  (Mt Gambier)

A workshop to build better connections and communication.

DCSI Youth – Latest News - March 2017

2017 Youth Strategy - youTHRIVE

MIFSA Respite House - Cause You Care #2 - 5 to 7 April 2017  east

This program is available for up to 7 carers of people who are living with mental illness to take a break from their regular caring responsibilities. Please contact the MIFSA Respite Team on (08) 8378 4100 to register your interest to any of the programs or for any other enquiries you may have. Or direct referrals to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

eSafetyWomen - Empowering Women to take control online workshop - 6 April 2017  (City)

A free two hour workshop that equips frontline, specialist and support staff in the domestic violence field with critical up-to-date skills and knowledge to support women and families experiencing, or at risk of, technology-facilitated abuse. 

Be Kind and Unwind: Personal Wellbeing - 13 April 2017  west

For more information please click here.

Addressing Violence Alliance Forum - 20 April 2017  (City)

Featuring experts and dynamic guest speakers on current best practice policies and practice when working with LGBTIQ communities and their experiences of violence.

Gourmet Relationships - 22 April 2017  west

“Gourmet Relationships’ is a fun, practical, food themed relationship education workshop for couples based on  a range of research based relationship education principles. These include the ingredients of a healthy relationship, stages of relationships, communication and basic conflict management skills. It also provides ideas to improve the underlying friendship base and hence intimacy. This workshop is suitable for any couples interested in relationship enhancement. Please click here for more information.

Enquiries can be made by contacting Joy Ephraums on 8186 8900 (reception) ; 8186 8931 (Joy direct line) or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning Helen on 8186 8900. 

University of Tasmania : Preventing Dementia Free Online Course - opens 24 April 2017

Preventing Dementia is a FREE five-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that reviews the latest research into factors that may modify risk of dementia. Global dementia experts explain how lifestyle and health factors interact to increase or decrease dementia risk, based on the latest scientific evidence. This course is suited to everyone - whether you are an individual with an interest in brain health and/or dementia risk reduction, or an allied health professional, clinician, aged care service provider or health policy professional. Please click here to download the poster and flyer.

I Am Me - commencing 8 May 2017 (Berri)

Relationships Australia South Australia are offering a program called “I am Me” which is a therapeutic womens group to build identity, value and self worth.

Australian Childhood Foundation: Professional Development Opportunities

Bringing Up Great Kids: Foundational workshops for facilitators - 17 May 2017
From Mistrust to Trust: Brain-based, attachment-focused treatment for traumatised Children and Young People - 29 to 30 May 2017
Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma (10462NAT) - commences July 2017 

Ready, Steady, School - commencing 24 May 2017  west

A six week Introductory program for 4-5 year olds who will be transitioning form kindy to school.

The Wellbeing Classroom Conference - 15 to 16 June 2017 (City)

The Wellbeing Classroom Conference explores some of the bigger picture concepts around building wellbeing, but importantly offers you interactive experiences and practical strategies you can take back to your work with children and young people – whatever your setting. Click here to register. For information about Kimochis - please click here.

Silence Kills: Attitudes Informing Actions of Bystanders to Violence against Women

Tell us about your views on bystander reactions to violence against women
If you are aged 18 or over and an Australian resident or citizen, you are invited to participate in an anonymous, online survey (approximately 15 minutes to complete) about responding to women’s cries of distress in homes. This project is led by Dr Elspeth McInnes (School of Education, UniSA). The national survey aims to inform a campaign to encourage bystanders to act and seek help if they hear screams or cries of distress in homes.

WARNING:  The survey questions may prompt you to recall distressing events. Please call Lifeline 131144 if you are feeling distressed.

Never Alone: Luke Batty Foundation - Letter to Prime Minister Turnbull

Add your name to Rosie's letter - Never Alone

Disability Access and Inclusion Survey

The Disability Policy Unit invites interested people to share helpful information with us about Access and Inclusion, so that the South Australian Government can make better communities for everyone to live in. Please click here for an electric copy of the survey and the consultation information for the southern region.

New service & fee structure for Hindmarsh and Campbelltown CCS  east  west

Puddle Jumpers: Club 100 - Because Kids Matter Program

Please click here for the application form and here for the Club 100 Information Booklet.

Issue 07.17 03 March 2017

City of Salisbury: Wellbeing Newsletter - March 2017  north

Student2Student reading program

A program aimed at improving student’s reading and is open to students aged 8 to 14 years old.

Owl Learning Australia $10 Family Workshops

Owl Learning Australia is facilitating a series of family workshops in SA this year in the following topics, at a cost of $10 per person:

  • Connecting with your adolescent
  • Developing a resume and cover letter
  • Job searching and interview skills
  • Managing change
  • Parents as case managers
  • Parents understanding social media
  • Public speaking
  • Self care
  • Supported decision making

FREE Family Court Support Service (WIS)

This is a free and confidential service providing trained volunteers to accompany women to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide. Court processes can be very stressful and take a long time, meaning that women can spend a lot of time waiting alone, which can be daunting.

The Family Court Support (FCS) service provides volunteers to accompany women to court. Volunteers attend a comprehensive training program and are experienced in court processes, giving them the skills and knowledge to accompany women to court and provide the support they need. 

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