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Issue 7 November 2018

Below you will find details of training, events and other information relevant to services working with families that have been forwarded to the Hunter Networks of Practice, or that we have come across. To view our calendar of all events, training and other information click here.

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Networks of Practice Events

Upcoming Events and Training for Family and Children Service Providers
ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER!! Limited spaces left.
Networks of Practice Self Care Forum 
PriorityU - FREE to attend

Location: Singleton
This interactive workshop focuses on empowering you to put your emotional, physical and mental wellbeing first - without feeling guilty about it.
From a young age we are taught not to be selfish. However what if a healthy degree of selfishness is exactly what we all need in our lives? More and more people are over-extending themselves, putting everyone else’s needs first and helping everyone but themselves.
By the end of this workshop you will have practical techniques to begin developing a ‘healthy selfishness’ not only for your benefit, but for the benefit of your family, co-workers and community as well.
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11-Mar to 14-Mar 2019
Newcastle training CONFIRMED
Circle of Security® Parenting™ Facilitator Training 

Presented by: Glen Cooper - Circle of Security Co-Originator

Circle of Security® Parenting™ is a parent-reflection program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS protocol. This 4-Day training teaches professionals to use an eight-chapter DVD to educate parents and caregivers. The program presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in care giving, and animated graphics designed to clarify principles central to COS. Circle of Security Parenting implements decades of attachment research in an accessible step-by-step process for use in group settings, home visitation, or individual counselling.

This event is being hosted by the Hunter Networks of Practice and will be fully catered. 
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Venue Info
Other Events
Recently uploaded Events and Training for Family and Children Service Providers
15th Annual Connections Conference – Think about the Links, Violence, Abuse, Neglect.
Location: Erina
Connexions 2018 is an opportunity for Central Coast workers to connect and network, to access valuable information and renew their inspiration for working towards a violence free society.

Our keynote speakers and seminar presenters will share their ideas and experience within the field to assist you to extend your knowledge and practice skills.
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Other Information

Information that is relevant for the professional development and best practice of workers for Family and Children Service Providers
NSW New Laws to protect Victims of Domestic Violence Fact Sheets
The NSW Government is introducing new laws to protect and support victims of domestic violence (DV) better. The changes will strengthen NSW’s Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) regime and make it easier to recognise and punish offenders who strangle their intimate partners.
These changes complement the NSW Government’s investment of more than $390 million over four years in DV initiatives to provide greater protection for women, children and men in NSW.
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Parents Under Pressure (PUP)
HURRY - Expressions of Interest CLOSE SOON

The Family Action Centre is preparing to host the two-day PUP training commencing 21st January and 22nd January 2019. The cost for each participate is $3,000.00. Numbers are strictly limited so at this stage we are asking for expressions of interest to determine the level of interest in the training.
To express interest in the training please email Kerrell Bourne, Manager Family and Community Projects at the Family Action Centre no later than 10th November 2018.
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Your PANDA Week (Nov 11-17) digital toolkit
As someone who works with expecting or new parents, you can play a key role in helping us raise awareness about an illness that affects up to one in five expecting and new mums and one in ten dads, or 100,000 families across Australia every year. 

We have a range of information and resources in our PANDA Week digital toolkit to help you speak to expecting and new parents about their mental health or to share with your networks via a newsletter, blog, website or social media. 
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16 Days of Activism calendar of events
The 16 Days of Activism is just four weeks away! It runs 25th November – 10th November. Attached is a calendar of events happening in the Newcastle area. Please feel free to share with your networks. You can also refer to the local 16 Days of Activism Facebook page for further information: 16 Days fb page
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Accommodation lists
These Accommodations Lists are updated each week as they come in.
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Resourcing Parents Weekly Events
This is your weekly news about events that have been added to the Resourcing Parents website over the past seven days as well as events starting over the next four weeks.
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Lifeline's Skills-for-Life Interactive Workshops
Keep improving your helping skills by attending Lifeline's interactive workshops for front line workers and carers.
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LEAD Professional Development Association Incorporated
LEAD Professional Development Association Inc (formerly known as Family Worker Training and Development Programme Inc) is a not for profit, non-government association dedicated to providing professional development and training opportunities to people supporting families in Western Sydney. 
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Centre for Community Welfare Training Handbook 2018
CCWT offers workshops in broad range of topics relevant to people working in community services, health and other non-government organisations. This includes Child Protection, Family Work, OOHC, Counselling, Mental Health, Disability, Aged Care, Worker Wellbeing, Management and more. They offer face-to-face training in 16 venues around NSW
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