Community Notices

May 2018

The Parks Theatre Life – May 2018

Family & Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Training – May & June 2018 (various locations)

Women Safety Services SA is providing a free, one-day learning opportunity for workers within community, domestic violence, health, education or welfare sectors around conducting domestic violence risk assessments and responding to high risk.

ac care: Vacancy for a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Mt Gambier) – posted 2 May 2018

There is new job vacancy for a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (up to full time) at the Mount Gambier Family Relationship Centre with ac care. There is no closing date for applications until the position is filled.

**NEW**  NDIS Update – 13 May 2018

**NEW**  Jean Hailes for Women’s Health survey- closes 5 June 2018

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to providing a trusted world-class health service for women. Our aim is to inspire confidence to create a healthier future for all women. After all, if a woman is well, so too is her family and her community. Click here for more information about the survey, it is anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

**NEW**  WIS : What’s on? – 21 May 2018

Forbes Children’s Centre: Term 2 Program- May -July 2018 (South Plympton)

Ardtonish Children’s Centre: ‘Positive Parenting Program’ – starting 23 May 2018 (St Agnes)

Positive Parenting (Triple P) provides simple and practical strategies to confidently tackle parenting challenges. A series of three FREE sessions relating to:

  • Positive Parenting
  • Raising confident and competent children
  • Raising Resilient Children

**REMINDER**  UCWB Community Radio Program on 5EBI-FM – 25 May 2018

Tune in this Friday, 25 May at 12:30pm to hear Cristina Descalzi and Tom Greenwell discuss UCWB’s Aged Care Services.

**NEW**  SKYLIGHT: Salisbury Community Forum: Eating Disorders – 23 May 2018 (Salisbury)

Come and hear our Skylight Recovery Advocate share her experiences of living with Anorexia Nervosa and her inspiring journey to recovery. Register online today as bookings are essential.

 Using Play to Help Children Deal with Trauma Workshop – 24 May 2018 (Gilles Plains)

How to help your child/ren (2-12 yrs) deal with trauma, particularly trauma caused through family violence and bullying.

**NEW**  Healing through Love – 26 May 2018 (Marion)

A pamper day for women who have survived domestic violence.

** REMINDER **  Puddle Jumpers: Kids Disco – 26 May 2018 (Glandore)

Do your kids like to boogie??

**NEW**  Law for Community Workers: Advance Care Directives – 31 May 2018 (City)

This free session for community workers will provide an overview of Advance Care Directives: what they can cover, when should you complete one, how do you complete one, who can make decisions for you, who can witness an ACD, and what you do with the ACD once you have completed one. Attend via webcast or in person.

Family Drug Support: Stepping Forward – from 31 May 2018 (City)

Do you know someone using drugs and/or alcohol? Are you looking for practical down to earth information and support? ‘Stepping Forward’ will provide clear and practical information sessions and a safe place to share and feel supported. This will be three modules over three weeks:

  1. Stages of change for users and families – What goes on for families  Thursday 31  May 2018
  2. Basic communication – What works and what doesn’t  Thursday 7 June 2018
  3. Drugs and alcohol information – Find out about drugs, use, and history  Thursday 14 June 2018

Venue:    Centacare,  45 Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Time:      All sessions are at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:       Free (donation welcome)

Bookings are essential – call Chloe on 0428 271 743. Please note that families can attend individual sessions or all of the sessions according to their needs.

 BreastScreen SA movie night with Jane Doyle – register by 30 June 2018 (North Adelaide)

BreastScreen SA are offering the chance to win 2 movie tickets to an exclusive BreastScreen SA movie night on 26 July 2018 for you and a friend. To enter, yourself and a friend must have a free breast screen during May or June and register your details online.

June 2018

City of Marion: Youth Development Grants – closing 4 June 2018

The Youth Development Grants are designed to support not-for-profit groups, community groups and voluntary associations to deliver exciting, well-managed and relevant activities and programs whilst strengthening connections for young people in our community. Applications are invited from organisations with the expertise and local knowledge to provide opportunities and engagement for all young people across the City of Marion.

**NEW**  SKYLIGHT: The Colours of Caring – 5 to 7 June 2018 (Glenelg)

For Carers Only. This program is available for up to 4 people who regularly support a family member or friend living with mental illness.*Eligibility criteria applies.

Ardtonish Children’s Centre: Bringing Up Great Babies – 6 June 2018 (St Agnes)

Be Kind and Unwind – 6 June 2018 (Christies Beach)

Be Kind and Unwind is a personal wellbeing workshop that is run in the South and West of Adelaide. Sometimes life provides challenges over which we have no control. Be Kind and Unwind does not seek to eliminate the challenges, however does provide practical tools and strategies to help us effectively move through these challenges. Book online here.

** NEW**  Eagles Teen Wellbeing Luncheon – 9 June 2018 (Woodville)

The Woodville West Torrens Football Club has joined forces with UnitingCare Wesley Bowden and the SA Mental Health Commission to promote community education about teenage mental health and wellbeing.

To highlight the importance of this issue WWTFC will dedicate their televised Round 10 home game on 9 June against the Adelaide Crows Reserves to raising awareness. This engaging and community focussed event aims to improve awareness of teenage mental health and wellbeing, to reduce stigma, especially for boys and to help teens and their families know when, where and how to seek help.

We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday June 9th at the Eagles Function Centre 12:00-2:30pm for a 2 course lunch including a drinks package, and listen to a panel of mental health expects and special guest, Joe Williams, before the Eagles take on Adelaide. Tickets are $55pp, and we would love for you to attend and bring any staff, clients, family and friends along for an empowering lunch here at the Eagles Football Club. Click here to book!

**NEW** Family Drug Support Stepping Stones Course – 16 to 17 & 23 to 24 June 2018 (Goodwood)

Concerned about Drugs or Alcohol use in your family? Are you at a loss as to what to do? Feeling helpless and isolated? Drug and alcohol use places immense emotional and practical strain on family members. With support, they can improve their own wellbeing, those of other family members, and improve outcomes for everyone. Family Drug Support presents ‘Stepping Stones’: a two weekend course.

Exploring Your Inner Self Through Art Therapy Workshop – 21 June 2018 (Gilles Plains)

Art Therapy is a gentle technique that assists in self-awareness. Art skills/experience not necessary. All welcome.

July 2018

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.

Supporting Children When They Are Sick or Disabled Workshop – 26 July 2018 (Gilles Plains)

Learn strategies to support the whole family through health & disability issues. All welcome.

**REMINDER **  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!

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Junction Community Centre: Programs 2018 (Ottoway)

Sunday Fun for Dad’s and Kids – 2018 Dates (Seaton)

A range of indoor and outdoor activities are provided, suitable for children aged 0-12 and their Dad, Grandfather, Uncle, carer or any other special bloke in their life.

Acorn: Parent-Infant Attachment Groups (various dates & locations)

Acorn groups provide an opportunity for Mothers who have diagnosed mental
health difficulties to come together and be supported in their relationship with
their child/ren aged birth to three years. Please click here for referral form.

PACE Schedule 2018

Sunday Fun for Dads & Kids – 2018 dates (Seaton)

Healthy hearts, Healthy Homes – 5 April 2018 (Hindmarsh)

Healthy hearts, Healthy Homes – 9 April 2018 (Christies Beach)

These workshops look at keys to developing healthy relationships and is preventative, informal, fun filled and informative.  It is suitable for couples and individuals who want to improve the key relationships in their lives.

eSafety Workshop: Empowering Women to take control online – 10 April 2018 (City)

LSAdvance Evening – 12 April 2018 (City)

Learn about the great work being done by the Lifetime Support Authority’s (LSA) research and education grant recipients?

 Puddle Jumpers: FREE Carclew Workshops for Kids – 16 to 23 April 2018 (North Adelaide)

‘Important to Me’ Art Workshops – 16 & 26 April 2018 (Woodville)

Calling all kids! Do you like art and having fun with others? Then join the FREE art workshops at Charles Sturt Civic Library for an afternoon of laughter and creativity.

Advance Care Directives Forum – 18 April 2018 (City)

HCA, in partnership with Adelaide Primary Health Network and SA Health, will host a forum as part of National Advance Care Planning Week on Advance Care Directives (ACD). The forum is aimed at consumers to increase awareness of the purpose and importance of ACDs in protecting individual rights in real-world situations. There will be four speaker presentations followed by a panel.

Centacare: Exploring our masks – 19 April 2018 (Gillies Plains)

This workshop, supporting sole parents, explores a form of Art Therapy that allows the individual to have a gentle look at their archetypes. Facilitated by Susan Hnilica (Art Therapist).

Neighbour Day Movie Night: Moana – 20 April 2018 (City)

Unity’s Boarding House Staff in partnership with Adelaide City Council and the South East Civic Residents Association are hosting a Movie Night in celebration of Neighbour Day.

Neighbour Day is Australia’s celebration of all things community, a perfect way to bring people together and connect.

South Australian Youth Action Forum – 20 April 2018 (City)

Come along to Julia Farr Youth’s Youth Action Forum, designed by and for young people living with disability!

FREE Suicide Prevention Training – 20 April 2018 (West Beach)

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting Suicide Prevention Workshops in April. The training specifically aimed at community members over 18 years.

The program helps participants recognise when a person may be having thoughts of suicide and provides a simple strategy to intervene and assist them. Click here for more information and registration

Woodcroft Heights Children’s Centre: Children’s Yoga – 23 April 2018 (Woodcroft)

The Parks Theatre Life: Seussical the Musical! – 23 to 26 April 2018 (Angle Park)

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Puddle Jumpers: Space Camp Nominations Open – April School Holidays (Clayton Bay)

Puddle Jumpers April Ice Skating Fun Activity Day – 27 April 2018

 UCWB Community Radio Program on 5EBI-FM

Tune in at 12:30pm to 103.1FM on the last Friday of the month to hear all about our latest community events, activities and services.

 Western Families Forum – April 2018

Activities and service guide for North Western Adelaide

UnitingSA: Flourish – Autumn Edition 2018

WIS: What’s On? – 23 April 2018

UnitingSA: Men and Family Relationships Program (posted 23 April 2018)

The Men and Family relationships program provides a wide variety of services, we work with men and families in a wide variety of ways including:

  • Building positive family relationships.
  • Learning practical tips for talking with and support children.
  • Counselling for individuals, couples and families.
  • Outreach, advocacy support and information.
  • Referral to other services, support and activities.

This is a free service for men and families living in the metropolitan region of Adelaide. Please click here for to download the referral form or call 8440 2299.

Gowrie SA: Inclusion Support, Interest Hub groups in SA (posted 24 April 2018)

Join one of the FREE Inclusion Support information hub groups held in regional and metropolitan areas around SA. Network and take part in facilitated discussions on a variety of topics and find out how to help your service become inclusion ready.

Cowandilla Children’s Centre: Term 2 Program – 30 April to 6 July 2018 (Cowandilla)

 Pathways Directory of Parenting and Relationship Courses – Term 2, 2018

Youth Reconnect Transition Program (yRTP) – starts 2 May 2018 (City)

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other road trauma? Brain Injury SA’s  FREE 9-week Youth Reconnect Transition Program (yRTP) might just be for you.

 SA Family Law Pathways Annual Forum: ” Growing Family Law” – 4 May 2018 (City)

Come along to hear about how emerging and growing areas and ideas in the family law space may affect your organisation and practice. To register please click here.

 ‘Important to Me’ Art Exhibition – 4 May 2018 (Woodville)

The ‘Important to Me’ initiative allows local children to express themselves through art. Their artwork will be showcased at this exhibition, with face painting and food to share.

 Zahra Foundation: Pathways to Empowerment – from 8 May 2018 (location tbc)

The 9-week trauma informed course is for women who have experienced domestic violence. The course focuses on assisting women to think about what sort of life they want for themselves and their children and what might be the practical steps needed to achieve this

 Ardtonish Children’s Centre: ‘Staying Safe’ Workshop – 8 May 2018 (St Agnes)

 Who’s in Charge? – starting 9 May 2018 (Ottoway)

This program targets parents who will benefit from support dealing with abuse, defiance and violence in the home perpetrated by children aged 8-18 years. Please click here for the registration form. Contact Trevor Cresswell on 8405 6862 or Kay Buckley on 8341 1334 for further enquires or registrations.

Disability and Women: health, housing and safety forum – 10 May 2018 (Fullarton)

The Department for Human Services Disability Policy Unit and the Office for Women are holding a forum  for South Australian women who live with disability.  Women with disability will have the opportunity to talk at the forum about three topics:

  • Health
  • Housing
  • Safety

The voices of women with disability will be heard and acknowledged. Come and provide input that will help South Australian Government departments to plan policies, strategies and initiatives that benefit women with disability, and take their needs and experiences into account.

Woodcroft Heights Children’s Centre: Circle of Security Parent Group – starts 9 May 2018 (Woodcroft)

A FREE 8 week group for parents and caregivers who would like to learn more about the relationship between themselves and their children.

 Blair Athol North Children’s Centre: ‘Circle of Security Parenting’ course – starts 10 May 2018 

Women’s Information Service: What’s On? (14 May 2018)

 RASA: ‘Circle of Security’ course – starts 15 May 2018 (Ingle Farm)

Ocean View College: Baby in Mind Infant Massage – Mondays, 14 May to 18 June 2018 (Taperoo)

Positive Partnerships: FREE Two day Workshop for Parents and Carers – 15 & 16 May 2018 (Modbury)

Join positive partnerships for 2 days of learning with other parents and carers of school aged children on the autism spectrum, designed to help you foster productive school, family and community relationships to provide the best kind of support for your child. Their workshops are for parents, carers and grandparents wanting to understand more about autism and learn practical strategies using evidence based resources to help maximise their young person’s learning.

Circle of Security Parenting Course – focusing on fathers and other male care givers – 16 May to 4 July 2018 (Enfield)

 WIIFSS Co-design Workshop IV – 16 May 2018 (Hindmarsh)

Building on the previous workshops, attendees will contribute to the development an inter-agency most effective practice model that will strengthening the child and family support system.