Community Notices

July 2018

SA Family Law: Pathways Network: Winter Newsletter 2018

 Skylight: Upcoming Mental Health First Aid courses – June – November 2018

Skylight Carer Support Schedule – July to December 2018

Skylight Short Breaks: Winter Catalogue – July to September 2018

Cowandilla Children’s Centre: Term 3 Program – 23 July to 28 September 2018 (Cowandilla)

Woodcroft Heights Children’s Centre: Term 3 Program – 23 July to 28 September 2018 (Woodcroft)

Ocean View Children’s Centre: Term 3 Program – 23 July to 28 September 2018 (Taperoo)

SA Dental: School Dental Health for Term 3, 2018 – (Marleston)

Family Law Pathways: Parenting & Relationship Courses – Term 3, 2018

Ocean View College Children’s Centre: SPOT Group – Thursdays, 26 July to 16 August 2018 (Taperoo)

SPOT (Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy) is a playgroup that provides an opportunity for children aged 1-3 and their families to engage in a morning of singing, play, movement, music and a range of fun activities that support children’s’ development and well-being.

FREE Counselling for Parents – from 31 July 2018 (O’Sullivan Beach)

August 2018

**NEW**  Australian Institute of Social Relations Courses – August to November 2018

City of Marion: What’s On, Issue 19 – August, September & October 2018 (Inner South)

Find out about all of the exciting workshops, programs and activities they have planned for all ages at City of Marion Libraries.

Parks Theatre Life – August 2018 (Angle Park)

COTA: ZestFest event registrations – closing 1 August 2018

Get your skates on! There are less than two weeks remaining to register your event for ZestFest 2018, the state’s unique arts and cultural festival specifically for older South Australians.

ZestFest 2018 will run from Wednesday 10 – Friday 26 October and will feature hundreds of free or low-cost events ranging from theatre, fashion, walking tours and everything in-between.

So long as you or your organisation has public liability insurance and your event is suitable for South Australians aged 50+ then you are able to register. All registered events will be listed in the official ZestFest program and website.

Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience – from 1 August 2018 (Hackham West)

Explore a dynamic and interactive FREE program, assisting you to enhance your emotional and build resilience to create your best life.

 Changing Attitudes & Creating Safer Communities: Symposium and Networking Opportunity – 2 August 2018 (City)

Hear from people like Natasha Stott-Despoja, Derrick McManus, Magistrate Jay McGrath and many others working to create safer communities in South Australia for women and their children.
Themes of the day: Young People – Homelessness – Criminal Offending & Perpetrators of Violence

Pathways to Empowerment – Term 3 Registrations now open  (Southern and Central regions)

What is Pathways to Empowerment? It is an 8 week course for women who have been affected by domestic and family violence. The course focuses on:

  • CONNECTION: Reconnecting with yourself, other women and the community
  • EMPOWERMENT: A chance to work out what matter, how you want to live your life and the practical steps to take to achieve this.
  • PATHWAYS: Get information and support to find your path into work, study, volunteering and getting your financial situation back on track.

Women can contact Zahra directly to enrol (8353 1889) or email with the contact details of any interested woman and they can call her to follow up (please indicate if there are any current safety issues and include whether it is safe to leave a message).

Centacare PACE: Buried in Treasures – starting 1 August 2018 (Marion)

Buried in Treasures is a program for people who want to reduce the amount of clutter in their home. Delivered by Centacare’s PACE service, this 15 session structured program will introduce you to strategies which will help you stop acquiring and start de-cluttering your home.

Who’s in Charge? parenting program – from 2 August 2018 (Enfield)

The Who’s in Charge? group is an 8 week program for parents or carers of young people (8-18) who are beyond control, violent or defiant.

RASA: Circle of Security parenting program – 2 August to 20 September 2018 (Port Adelaide)

We are all ‘hard wired’ to seek security. This need for secure relationships is ‘built-in’ to our most important interactions throughout every hour of every day. This 8 session course is ideal for mothers, fathers, significant others, parents to be, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents or anyone that is providing care for children.

NDIA: Introducing the new Self-Management Guide (posted 4 August 2018)

**NEW**  WIS: What’s On – posted 13 August 2018

Onkaparinga Collaborative Approach: Southern Domestic Violence Forum – from 7 August 2018 (Noarlunga)

Four FREE DV forums for workers in the southern area:

RASA: Bringing Up Great Kids program – Wednesdays, 8 August to 5 September 2018 (Taperoo)

**NEW** Puddle Jumpers: October Camp Nominations are open (posted 8 August 2018)

Family and Domestic Violence Advocacy Network Panel – 10 August 2018 (City)

**NEW** Blokes & Kids Playgroup – 11 August & 8 September 2018 (Munno Para)

 Puddle Jumpers: Eagles Carnival Day Free Family Passes – 12 August 2018 (Woodville)

Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting The World – 13 August 2018 (City)

The Australia Day Council of South Australia is partnering with the Office for Women to create a showcase event called ‘Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting The World’. This event is a forum of inspiring South Australian women who are committed to making a difference in the world through their service and work. This is an exciting collaboration between the Australia Day Council and Office for Women, and open to young women and women of all ages and backgrounds. They also actively encourage men to be part of the conversation. Click here to book tickets.

Parenting and Children’s Courses in the North – from Term 3, 2018

Circle of Security Parent Group – Wednesdays, from 15 August 2018 (Woodcroft)

A FREE 7 week group for parents and caregivers who would like to learn more about the relationship between themselves and their children.

SURVEY: Proposed changes to DV laws – closing 17 August 2018

The Government of South Australia is proposing changes to the law to reduce domestic violence, strengthen protection for partners and families and ensure more offenders are brought to justice. The proposed changes include: creating a new offence for strangulation; increasing penalties for repeated breaches of intervention orders; allowing video evidence recorded by police to be used in court; and expanding the definition of ‘aggravated’ domestic abuse to include more types of relationships.

Save the Date: Brain Injury Awareness Week – from 20 August 2018

SALEN Forum – 21 August 2018 (Hackney)

The South Australian Lived Experience Network provides opportunities for people to from other lived experience workers, share knowledge and develop new skills. For more information, call Carol or Lisa at Hepatitis SA on 8362 8443

An invitation to attend ‘The Dark Discussion’ a fight against Domestic Violence and Honour Killing – 24 August 218 (Payneham)

 This seminar will be one of the many initiatives by SHAMSHIR apart from The Dark Campaign against Sexual Assault, Mini Me Project for kids’ awareness against abuse and bullying, WOW – Women of the World empowering the unsung heroes, Redefining Divas against body shaming and Open Shutters a photo competition addressing taboo topics.
‘The Dark Discussion’ will be a campaign to raise community awareness about domestic violence and honour killing. It will be aimed to reflect on the damage that these social evils have on not only women but also men, children, families and also the community as a whole. This discussion is a platform to effectively communicate to the masses that domestic violence is an alarming issue and concerns everybody and not just an individual, this is a dilemma that the whole of the Australian community must confront.             
In purview of the past events organised by Shamshir, we are expecting around 200 attendees from diverse background and communities to join hands. A gathering of like-minded people, including White Ribbon Ambassadors, advocates and leaders representing various ethnic groups carrying individual cultural practices and belief against domestic and family violence will provide an opportunity for productive networking. 

RSVP must by August 10, 2018 due to limited seating.

Parents in Education Week – 28 to 30 August 2018 (Hindmarsh)

Gowrie SA: Drop in Day – SIP & Portal Support – 28 August & 28 September 2018 (Thebarton)

Gowrie SA will be opening its doors for you to drop in and sit with some of the Inclusion Agency, to work on the IS Portal, SIP, applications & renewals.

**NEW** Compassion Fatigue Awareness Training – 29 August 2018 (Thebarton)

Compassion fatigue has been described as the “cost of caring”.  It is a natural consequence of stress resulting from caring and helping people or animals who are traumatised or suffering.

Compassion fatigue is a health, welfare and safety issue and a psychological hazard, regardless of whether you are a volunteer manager or volunteer.

To reduce the risk of compassion fatigue at the individual and organisational level, it is imperative that volunteer managers are aware of the signs and symptoms to run an effective volunteer program that values service users, volunteers and themselves alike.

 Sleep Tips for 0-3 years olds – Thursdays, 30 August to 27 September 2018 (Woodcroft)

Does your child struggle with their sleep?? This 3 part Sleep Series is a parent information and problem solving series for parents of 0‐3 year olds, which will run over 3 separate sessions in Term 3 2018.

Centacare: Supporting Sole Parents – 30 August 2018 (Gilles Plains)

September 2018

Anglicare: Be Kind and Unwind – 5 September 2018 (Christies Beach)

**NEW**  RASA: Circle of Security for Dads – Thursdays, 6 to 20 September 2018 (Berri)

Anglicare: Be Kind and Unwind – 13 September 2018 (Hindmarsh)

The ‘Be Kind and Unwind’ personal wellbeing workshops are run between school hours and address topics such as emotional overload, mindfulness, self talk etc.  Booklets, lunch, morning tea provided. Enquires can be made by contacting Helen on  8186 8900.

Centacare: What to do when kids push your buttons – 18 September 2018 (City)

Please refer to the Registration Form and Notice to clients for more information.

Centacare: Peaceful Parenting – 18 September 2018 (City)’

Please refer to the Registration Form for more information.

 Centacare: Creating Competent Children – 27 September 2018 (Lockleys)

A FREE workshop for Parents to encourage parenting practices that build competence, optimism and capability in children.

Not So Pretty: Unmasking Domestic Violence – 27 September 2018 (North Adelaide)

Junction Australia presents Not so Pretty: Unmasking Domestic Violence. Helping business and community recognise domestic violence and empowering action to end it.

October 2018

Anglicare: ‘Healthy Hearts Healthy Homes’ Workshop – 11 October 2018 (Hindmarsh)

This is a one evening relationship education and enhancement workshop run by Family Relationships Counsellors from both Centacare and AnglicareSA. Enquires can be made by contacting Helen on  8186 8900.  Bookings are through Event Brite.

Centacare: Developing Resilience – 18 October 2018 (City)

This course will help develop positive ways to help yourself and your child deal with hardship and to develop self-awareness to understanding emotions and reactions. It will help to build existing strengths and goal setting for growth. Please refer to the Registration Form and Notice to clients for more information.

Centacare: Inside their Heads, understanding teenagers – 18 October 2018 (City)

Please refer to the Registration Form and Notice to clients for more information.

Anglicare: ‘Healthy Hearts Healthy Homes’ Workshop – 29 October 2018 (Christies Beach)

This is a one evening relationship education and enhancement workshop run by Family Relationships Counsellors from both Centacare and AnglicareSA. Enquires can be made by contacting Helen on  8186 8900.  Bookings are through Event Brite.

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PAWS (Port Adelaide Enfield Welcomes Special Needs) – June 2018

DHS: Stay Connected (posted 4 June 2018)

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has a number of ways that you can stay connected with the latest news from the Department. As well as their social media platforms and their website, you can sign up directly to communications from specific divisions. To register for these updates follow the information in the attached pdf.

Grenville Community Hub Calendar  – June 2018 (Elizabeth)

 Art Opportunities for Children with Maggie McCabe Art Design (posted 14 June 2018)

BreastScreen SA: Mobile Screening Unit visiting TAFE SA Regency Park soon – July 2018

NDIS Newsletter: Rolling out to more areas – get NDIS ready! – 8 July 2018

SAFE in Oz: An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviour – July 2018 (Various)

Women’s Information Service: What’s On? – 2 July 2018

Shine SA: Pregnancy Choices training – 2 & 3 July 2018 (Woodville)

This course, developed for professionals, defines and explains all the options available to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It is open to nurses, midwives, doctors, counsellors, community health workers, school counsellors, youth workers, indigenous health workers, and any professional who encounters clients with unplanned pregnancy.

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Homes – 2 July 2018 (Christies Beach)

Would you like to get more out of your relationships? Whether you’re single or a couple, join in to share practical everyday tips and tools to improve your relationships from professional counsellors.

RASA: Yoga Fun for Kids and Families – 3 July 2018 (Salisbury)

OOSH: Don’t Forget to Play – 5 July 2018

SAPOL: District Policing Model and the Family Safety Framework information – from 5 July 2018

As you may be aware, SAPOL will soon make changes to the way they operate metropolitan Adelaide, transitioning from the current Local Service Area model to the new District Policing Model on 5 July 2018.

Please find above a document link which provides an overview of key changes and improvements, along with a summary of the police stations and suburbs included in each District.

Each of the Districts will have its own email address for Child and Family Violence Investigation Section matters, which includes FSM referrals. Please see the below table for each District email and Detective Chief Inspector in Charge.

These email addresses will be in use from 5 July 2018 for any new referrals. Please continue to send emails and referrals to current contacts up to and including 4 July 2018 as the new email addresses will not be active and monitored until the model is implemented.

Questions or enquiries to: Superintendent John De Candia, District Policing Project Manager on 8207 6080 or

City of Port Adelaide & Enfield Libraries: Winter School Holiday program – 7 to 22 July 2018 (Various)

Puddle Jumpers: FREE Carclew Workshops – July school holidays 2018 (North Adelaide)

Women’s Information Service: What’s On? – 9 July 2018

The Parks Theatre: Filmmaker Boot Camp – 9 July 2018 (Angle Park)

How to make a film from script to screen: Be part of a team that creates a short film while learning from an experienced filmmaker in this introductory 3 day workshop. For ages 13-17. Limited places so book here today!

Puddle Jumpers: Little Chefs Activity Day – 11 July 2018

A fun filled day of cooking FUN for children aged 5-15 years old! Starting at 10:30AM and with a pick up time at 3:30PM with all food and activities included in the price of $50 per person (If unable to pay the fee, you can talk to them) it is set to be a great day. There is a priority of places for children who don’t live with their Birth parents.
Places will fill in quick, please phone 7071 5270 to book or via email.

The Parks Theatre: Underage Rave – 13 July 2018 (Angle Park)

Join us for an underage party like no other! Groove to the hottest tracks with our in-house DJ under full club lighting. Chill out in the lounge or be brave and take on our TUNNEL OF TERROR. Prizes for the most ghoulishly dressed. This lock in event is for 8-15 year olds only.

Women’s Information Service: What’s On? – 16 July 2018

The Parks Theatre: Broadway Boot Camp – 16 to 20 July 2018 (Angle Park)

Their award winning program Broadway Bootcamp is back with a difference! This skills based program will include modules on audition skills, theatrical make up for both beginners and special effects, dance workshops for both beginners and advanced, vocal masterclasses, acting for camera and loads more!
Workshops will be run by experienced and qualified tutors in a safe YMCA environment.  As an added bonus this time they are including TWO NIGHTS TO SLEEP IN THE THEATRE!
Enquiries to Ceri on 8406 2951 or at

Skylight Short Breaks: Monet and Me – 17 to 20 July 2018 (City)

RASA: Elder Relationship Services training – 18 to 20 July 2018 (Hindmarsh)

This 3 day training will cover ways to provide counselling and mediation support to assist older people and their families to:
• Prevent or resolve family conflict;
• Have difficult conversations;
• Plan for the future (including medical, health, financial or living arrangements);
• Resolve differences in ways that improve relationships; and
• Make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of families.

One Culture Football: MY CHOICE & NETWORK CUP – 21 July 2018 (City Parklands)

You are invitied to participate in the inaugural “MY CHOICE & NETWORK CUP” – a free 5-a-side & 7-a-side outdoor football (soccer) tournament for people living with a disability and/or integration difficulties. This event is supported by Adelaide Council and My Choice & Network

It’s going to be a fantastic day of competition, music, free BBQ, freebies and awards! Please see flyer & registration form attached here. RSVP: Friday 13 July 2018.

Puddle Jumpers: July Camp Nominations are STILL open

Jump in quick to nominate the young people you know who you think would benefit from some time at the Little Chefs Camp this July! Placements are now available for both clients AND volunteers so you get in fast for your chance to join them!

The South Australian 1,000 Men Campaign – 27 July 2018 (Mile End)

In 2016, the South Australia White Ribbon Committee launched the “1,000 Men Campaign.” This initiative aims to reach out and speak to men who are new to challenging male violence and abuse against women.

The 1,000 Men South Australia event will showcase progress of this exciting Campaign and is a chance for you to invite men, who are not familiar with White Ribbon, to attend and to take action in preventing violence against women.

The ICE Epidemic – Hysteria or reality – 27 July 2018 (City)

Mission Australia Youth Survey – closing 31 July 2018
The 17th annual online survey by Mission Australia is now open and gives a voice to the concerns, values and thoughts of 15 to 19 year olds across the country. The survey can be accessed here. You may also like to join in the conversation online on Facebook or Twitter (@MissionAust) using the hashtag #YouthSurvey2018. For more information contact Erin Carlisle.

National Suicide Prevention Conference – 23 to 27 July 2018 (City)

The National Suicide Prevention Conference provides a platform for the exchange of ideas to help achieve our agenda of a downward trajectory of suicides in Australia. This year the focus will be on quality: in research, policy, practice, lived experience and the collaborations between these disciplines.

Step Up for SA: Building Respectful Family Relationships – from 25 July 2018 (Hackham West)

A group program for parents and young people to address violence in the home. The only program in South Australia that is for both parents and young people aged 12 – 16 yrs.

Cowandilla Children’s Centre: Circle of Security Parenting Group – 31 July to 11 September 2018 (Cowandilla)

Bringing Up Great Kids – from 31 July 2018 (Hackham West)

A highly recognised interactive program for parents of young children to help them raise happy and confident children.