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Issue 04.17 10 February 2017

Puddle Jumpers: Nominations for DiscoCamp (21 to 23 April 2017) - closing soon

It's Your Life - Support for Carers of People with Dementia

Ocean View College Children's Centre Program - Term 1 2017  west

Junction Community Centre: Activities Guide - Term 1 2017  west

Junction Community Centre: Community Lunches - Fridays  west

Junction Community Centre: Card Making - Thursdays  west

City of Salisbury: Living Well in the Living City - Newsletter No. 30 - February 2017  north

Alzheimer's Australia: Family Carer Program - commencing 6 February 2017  north

COTA Conversations with Northern Seniors - Your Health in Your Hands - 14 February 2017  north

Ocean View College CC - Beach Babies playgroup - commencing 16 February 2017 west

Circle of Security for parents of children living with Autism - commencing 28 February 2017  west

Riverland Parenting Workshops - March 2017  east

Mark Oliphant College B-12 Children's Centre Program - Term 1 2017  north

Baby Bop at MOC with Leah  north

MOC CC - Bringing Up Great Kids - 6 week course commencng 1 March 2016  north

MOC CC -Toilet Time Information Session - 10 March 2017  north

MOC and Autism SA Early Days Workshop: Tips for Everyday Skills - 23 March 2017  north

MOC and Autism SA Early Days Workshop: Tips for Everyday Skills - Sleeping - 31 May 2017  north

Three Bears Heath Clinic with Dr Cathryn Mills  north

Playgroups (plus Library Activities) on the Lefevre Peninsula 2017  west

Issue 03.17 3 February 2017

What's good and bad in the draft child safety bill? - 31 January 2017

The draft Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2016  which has been released by the State Government for comment will be at the heart of the child protection reform when it is passed by Parliament this year.  It brings in some strong statements of principle and an increased emphasis on participation by children but there are also some omissions and concerns.

Puddle Jumpers: Camp NominationsOpen & Upcoming Events - 2 February 2017  south  west

Gowrie SA: Sunday Fun for Dads & Kids - from 5 February 2017  west

MarionLIFE Youth Program - from 17 February 2017  south

MarionLIFE Youth is a youth drop-in space for local 12-17 year olds in the Youth Centre building between 3-5pm on Fridays during school Terms 1 and 2, 2017. It will include a safe ‘hang-out’ space with fun activities, life skills workshops and a healthy light meal. It will also provide the opportunity for young people to access information about other relevant support services depending on their needs. This project is funded through the City of Marion Youth Grants Program.

Relationships Australia: Bringing Up Great Kids - starting 24 February 2017  west

Please note that this BUGK program has been revised for and specifically targets non-residential and limited contact parents (e.g. CCS, Families SA removal). For further enquiries, please contact the Child and Parenting Support ( CAPS) Team at Relationships Australia on 8340 2022. 

Issue 02.17 27 January 2017

Brain Injury SA: Community Learning and Life Skills – January to March 2017 (City)

Cowandilla Children's Centre: Program - Term 1, 2017  west

Pathways Network: Parenting and Relationship Courses - Term 1, 2017

Forbes Children's Centre: Program - Term 1, 2017   west

Brain Injury SA: Reconnect Transition Program (RTP) - 3 February 2017 (City)

Metropolitan Youth Health: Talking Realities: Early Childhood Development training - 7 February 2017  west

This course is for young parents or pregnant people under 23 years old seeking opportunities to meet other young parents and who are keen to learn more about their child’s development. This will be held at Westwood Health Service, Angle Park on Tuesdays from 10am – 3pm beginning 7 February 2017. The course can contribute towards SACE and TAFE studies. For more information please call Helen or Jasmine on 8243 5637. 

Drug and Drug Testing Seminar at Victims Support Service (City) -15 February 2017

Utility Literacy Workshops - February and March 2017  west

Do you work with people who struggle to pay their utility bills, who have high energy consumption or are unsure about what kind of contract they have with their energy supplier? You might be a financial counsellor or housing officer, a case manager in mental health or working in emergency relief - hardship as we know cuts right across our sector.

UCWB delivers innovative training in utilities literacy to the community services sector in South Australia. We have designed a set of five half-day modular-based workshops:

  1. Decoding bills and reading meters
  2. Contracts and getting a better deal
  3. Calculating running costs, energy and water efficiency
  4. Hardship, concessions and assistance
  5. New technologies and tariff reform

The workshops will be offered at Bowden in February and March 2017. If you wish to register (yourself, colleagues, volunteers…) for any of the training modules, just click on the date(s) of your choice on the calendar. While the sessions are complementary, they can be attended as stand-alone workshops.  

UCWB delivers training state-wide so if you would like to host a session, please get in touch with us to discuss options. Sessions can be tailored to your needs. To find out more contact Stephen Graham or Heather Merran on 8245 7148 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Women Managing Anger - RASA Group - 7 March to 18 April 2017  north

Relationship workshop: Healthy Hearts, Healthy Homes - 20 March 2017  south

UCWB Support Groups for Carers of an adult with a mental illness

These groups are running this year with the Resource Options & Support for Carers program.

Mates Breaks (for male carers)Meets every first Friday of the month at the Lounge on Gibson, UCWB, 77 Gibson St Bowden SA 5007.
Carers CatchupMeets every second Thursday of the month at Red House Café, War Memorial Drive (formerly held at Café Komodo).

Both groups run from 12noon – 2pm. This is no cost for either of these groups. For more information please call Justin on 8245 7110.

Julia Farr Youth Mentoring Video

How to talk to your teen about computer games: a guide for parents

Great tips on how to talk to teenagers about online gaming and the possible risks involved. [ABC]

Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People: Three valuable resources for 2017

Children under the guardianship of the Minister and in secure care 2015-16 contains the most recent statistical breakdown of who is under guardianship and in youth detention.
The Child protection reform checklist analyses the Royal Commission’s October 2016 report into its major themes.  Nyland in a nutshell.
Healing developmental trauma explains the major change in thinking called trauma informed care, a kinder and more effective way of working with children who have experienced severe challenges in their lives.

Issue 01.17 13 January 2017

3D Bear Hunt in the Park - 18 January 2017  west

Participants Called to Join Study for Best Practice Guidelines for Suicide Prevention

A groundbreaking new study is set to be carried out in a bid to develop a set of best practice guidelines for crisis care and suicide prevention.

LifeSpan, an evidence-based approach to suicide prevention developed by the Black Dog Institute and the Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, is calling on people with professional or lived experience of suicide or self-harm to participate in the survey.

Blue Knot Foundation - Professional Development Training 2017

'Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide': Accredited Course and Workshop Calendar for early 2017  (City) west

Utility Literacy Workshops - February and March 2017  west

Do you work with people who struggle to pay their utility bills, who have high energy consumption or are unsure about what kind of contract they have with their energy supplier? You might be a financial counsellor or housing officer, a case manager in mental health or working in emergency relief - hardship as we know cuts right across our sector.

UCWB delivers innovative training in utilities literacy to the community services sector in South Australia. We have designed a set of five half-day modular-based workshops:

  1. Decoding bills and reading meters
  2. Contracts and getting a better deal
  3. Calculating running costs, energy and water efficiency
  4. Hardship, concessions and assistance
  5. New technologies and tariff reform

The workshops will be offered at Bowden in February and March 2017. If you wish to register (yourself, colleagues, volunteers…) for any of the training modules, just click on the date(s) of your choice on the calendar. While the sessions are complementary, they can be attended as stand-alone workshops.  

UCWB delivers training state-wide so if you would like to host a session, please get in touch with us to discuss options. Sessions can be tailored to your needs. To find out more contact Stephen Graham or Heather Merran on 8245 7148 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Youth Development Voyage aboard the One and All - 27 to 31 March 2017  west

Port Adelaide Enfield Council is looking for young people aged 15-19 to participate in a 5 day Youth Development Voyage aboard the One & All Tall Ship. The Voyage will begin on Monday March 27th and end on Friday March 31st and is at zero cost to young people.

This is a great opportunity for young people to challenge themselves, learn new skills & make new friends and is an opportunity that does not come along every day.

Nominations close 17 February 2017.

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