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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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