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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. 

Issue 06.17 24 February 2017

Dads Tuning in to Kids - commencing 28 February 2017  south

The group is aimed at male caregivers with children aged between 2 - 8 years of age, and will welcome dads, step-dads, foster-dads, uncles, grandfathers, and any other male caregivers of young children.

Cool 4 Kids: Easter Eggsperience – 29 March 2017  west

Hop on in to Sing and Dance with Ricky Rabbit, Flopsy Bunny and Friends.   We definitely need your help with the Easter Egg Hunt.

Adults $5 – Children Free – must be accompanied by an adult. Book with Reception 8408 1310, Findon Community Centre.

Knit & Make an Adorable Baby Bunny - 29 March 2017  west

Knit and make an adorable baby bunny to take home.  Pattern and materials supplied.  The “Lady Knit Wits” will be on board to help you.

$5 per person includes light refreshment.  Book with Reception 8408 1310, Findon Community Centre.

Clearspace presents “The Organised Family” – no more chaos! - 10 May 2017  west

An interactive, motivating, fun and informative presentation that revels simple, effective and ready to use tips and techniques – for instant results.

For families of young children to tweens, however adults of all ages will benefit from this workshop. $5 includes light refreshment. Book with Reception 8408 1310, Findon Community Centre.

Issue 05.17 17 February 2017

Women's Information Service: What's On - 13 February 2017

OPAL - City of Charles Sturt Newsletter - February 2017  west

Being Dad, Term 1 - commencing 21 February 2017  south

Combining Dad Factor, Circle of Security Parenting and Bringing Up Great Kids!  A men’s group to chat about our role as fathers, our children’s development and what it means to have a good relationship with our family.

Relationships Australia: Back on Track - commencing 22 February 2017  north

This is a group run for men wanting to make positive changes around the use of violence and control in their personal relationships. The group will run for 12 weeks and will cover a range of topics to help men first see the problem, put practical steps in place to own and change their behaviour.

The groups will amongst other areas cover a commitment to change, working yourself up, naming dangerous ideas and standing up to them, parenting and understanding impacts on  partners and children. Clients can self-refer or service providers can ring to discuss options the possibility of facilitated referral.

An initial interview is necessary to understand their readiness for the group process. Please Contact David or Mel on 08 8255 3323 with any questions or to register.

Invitation - Family Law Presentation (Mount Gambier) - 23 February 2017

Accare (Mount Gambier) and the SA Family Law Pathways Network is pleased to jointly invite you to attend a Family Law Forum in Mt Gambier.

The event will feature Judge Peter Cole of the Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide who will be presenting Judge Turners paper: “ Possible Impacts on children living in an Ice Household”. If you wish to register to attend, please contact Bernadette Nash at accare on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 08 8721 3500. 

Brain Injury SA Community Learning and Life Skills: NDIS Appeals – How we can help you – 28 February 2017

Relationships Australia: Women Managing Anger - commencing 7 March 2017  north

A new course for women being held at the Relationships Australia Northern Salisbury office in March 2017.  This program is a group course that helps women explore and understand their emotions, including anger, in a supportive, caring environment.

There will be intake and assessment required prior to positions being offered in this group to assess suitability. Clients are able to self-refer and they are more than welcome to contact Debbie Williams on 8255 3323 to discuss further.

Circle of Security Parenting for Parents of Children Living With Autism - 7 March 2017  west

Parenting SA: The Mysterious World of Teens - 22 March 2017 (City)

This seminar will be presented by Kirrilie Smout, an Adelaide psychologist working with children, teens and their parents. Register to attend in person or view the live webcast here.

Gourmet Relationships - 22 April 2017  west

Gourmet Relationships is a fun, food themed one day workshop run by AnglicareSA for couples who want to strengthen, enhance and revitalize their relationship. The workshop will be for couples and is informal, discussing a range of research based relationship 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.

The cost is a gold coin donation and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided This workshop will be suitable for any couples interested in relationship enhancement. Enquiries can be made by contacting Joy Ephraums or Michael Hawke on 8186 8900 or  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. For more information please click here.

Positive Parenting 2017  east

Please find attached, details about the courses for parents being offered via the Effective Living Centre at Wayville in Term 1 2017 and beyond. You can make bookings for Term 1 courses via the links below:

Presenter: Donna Broadhurst

Donna has been a presenter at these workshops for many years and is popular for her engaging manner, practical suggestions and provides resources to take away. Donna is a counsellor who  works  with children and families, specialising in using Child Centred Play Therapy. She currently runs a private practice and works with the Department for Education and Child Development as a Family Services Coordinator.

Surf Lifesaving SA - Inflatable Pool Toys Safety Message

South Australian Surf Lifesavers have experienced a dramatic spike in calls for assistance to drifting inflatable pool toys in the ocean this summer. On average, SA Surf Lifesavers have performed one rescue per week in relation to large inflatable pool toys this season.

The cause of the spike is the rise in popularity, availability and affordability of the pool toys, they have been best-selling Christmas gifts for the past two years in several major retailers. 

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