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“It All Begins With Love” – a conversation about domestic and family violence

“It All Begins With Love” – a conversation about domestic and family violence

Domestic and Family Violence is a crisis in our, and every, community. The Kyogle Family and Domestic Violence Committee is committed to help end this crisis, and to this end have previously run free Bystander Training for the community, as well as holding events to raise awareness and start conversations about this difficult subject.

The Kyogle Evening branch of the Country Women’s Association, in conjunction with the Kyogle Family and Domestic Violence Committee are hosting a play reading of “It All Begins With Love” by Rod Ainsworth on Thursday 5 December at 6.30pm at the KMI Supper Room. We are also launching the Red Bench Project on the night, designed to help the community start a conversation about family and domestic violence. Guest speakers include Betty Taylor from the Red Rose Foundation.

We are inviting members from the community to view the play reading and would like to invite you to attend. As the content of the play is in part quite graphic, the audience will be restricted to those aged over 18 years.

We ask you to please register your place (there is no charge) at trybooking.com/BGFTM. We encourage you to book so that we can have an idea of numbers. If you are unable to attend, please encourage others in your workplace or community to attend instead. Refreshments will be provided, as well as a quiet space to speak to a counselor if you need.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

REGISTRATION OPEN: ‘EMPOWERING YOUNG REFUGEES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES’

REGISTRATION OPEN: ‘EMPOWERING YOUNG REFUGEES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES’

Registration is open for the next Youth Health Forum ‘Empowering Young Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities’.

The event will be held on 6 November at Murwillumbah URCH Lecture Theatre. There is no cost to attend.

The conference will be live-streamed from Sydney University allowing a unique opportunity to access the latest evidence and hear from experts in the field.

Topics will cover strength through community, psychometric assessment with refugees, youth voices, navigating health care, to name just a few.

Please register via email at [email protected]

DINNER AND AGEISM ACTIVISM WITH ASHTON APPLEWHITE

DINNER AND AGEISM ACTIVISM WITH ASHTON APPLEWHITE

Join mainstage TED speaker and ageism activist Ashton Applewhite at a networking event on 15 November 2019 at Beef and Beach Byron Bay from 6-9pm.

Discussion will center around the need to end ageism and the call to embrace age as a part of diversity.

This is an opportunity for health, social, and community care providers to come together with the North Coast community to talk about ending ageism over a two-course meal.

There will be presentations by Dr. Marlene Krasovitsky, Louise Hodgson, Tarnya Sim and keynote speaker Ashton Applewhite. There will also be a performance by Gareth Jones and Byron Bay Elder Beats.

The cost is 50 pp. For more information and registration, go to https://www.thecentrehki.com.au/events/a-night-with-ashton-applewhite/

CLSD & Collaborative Planning Coordinator – Northern Rivers

I am currently conducting some research regarding the experiences of service providers in the NR region who make referrals to Legal Services. I am looking for service workers who would like to participate in a 15 minute interview over the phone or face to face.  The research is to assist us to better understand what is working well and what we could improve on.  Please give me a call or email me to book a time.  Interviews need to be conducted by 18 November 2019.

[email protected]

0432 506 133

Thank you

Joy Peters

COMING UP: WORKSHOP ON EFFECTIVE TRAUMA RESPONSE

COMING UP: WORKSHOP ON EFFECTIVE TRAUMA RESPONSE

Better Chances Forum (BCF) is hosting a free development opportunity for Northern Rivers professionals who work with children, young people and their families.

Building on the work we did at the 2019 Better Chances Regional Forum, the purpose of the workshop is to explore what needs to be done to be more trauma responsive in our work.

We will take the time to challenge ourselves to consider how we can be more effective in our practices both individually and collectively. BCF will work to communicate and support these changes.

The workshop will be conducted by Helene Collard, We Al-Li and Ian O’Reilly.

Details are as follows:

Clarence Valley workshop

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Gurehlgam,18-26 Victoria St, Grafton, 2460

Register at www.trybooking.com/BFDDB

Tweed workshop

Thursday 7 November 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Murwillumbah Community Centre (MCC), Knox Park, Murwillumbah

Register at www.trybooking.com/BFDCR

The workshop is free and refreshments will be provided. It is not necessary to have attended the prior Better Chances Forum event.

WOMEN’S WEEK GRANTS AVAILABLE

WOMEN’S WEEK GRANTS AVAILABLE

The NSW Government is encouraging charities, not-for-profits, companies limited by guarantee and local government organisations within NSW to apply for grant funding to hold events and activities that celebrate women during the 2020 NSW Week. NSW Women’s Week is 2-8 March 2020.

Women are massive contributors to their work, families, communities and neighbourhoods. Woman’s Week is a cornerstone of the NSW government’s commitment to improve the lives of women in NSW.

The NSW Women’s Week grants provide local organisations with an opportunity to implement education, mentoring and participatory experiences that will directly benefit women and girls. Grants are up to $5000 each.

Funds will be granted to projects who promote economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing and participation and empowerment. The grant round will close at 5pm Wednesday 6 November 2019.

For more information and to view the grant guidelines, please visit the  Women NSW website.