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Mental health and illness Resource for early learning services and schools – Be You
This online resource, developed by beyondblue in partnership with Early Childhood Australia and headspace, aims to transform approaches to supporting children's and young people's mental health in early learning services and schools.   Resource - Be You
New family and domestic violence leave entitlement
Family and domestic violence leave has been added to the National Employment Standards and applies to all employees in the Fair Work System. The new entitlement allows employees experiencing family and domestic violence to access up to 5 days of unpaid leave to do something to deal with its impacts.
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Parenting Ideas holiday survival guide
Holiday time can be stressful for many parents.  

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Sound Scouts - A funded resource for checking a child's hearing
Sound Scouts is a clinically proven app that enables children’s hearing to be checked at school, in the home, in clinics or any quiet space.

From early 2019, the Australian Government will fund access to this app / screening for all school aged children.

Recognising that good hearing is vital to learning and not all children transitioning to or attending school will have access to hearing tests, we would encourage you to explore and take up the use of this app with families you support.
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I Respect aka Live Respect Facilitator training EOI
Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services has been running the I Respect program in high schools for the last 2 years. They have been receiving very good feedback from the participants and the school as well as facilitators being impressed by the young men’s responses to the content and the discussion.

It is a program to educate and encourage high school boys (or groups of boys in sports clubs for example) to examine their attitudes and beliefs about manhood. It is about teaching men and boys about healthy and respectful manhood to better support each other emotionally and hold each other to account, while ensuring girls and women are safe and considered equal.

PSFNS are putting out an expression of interest for people who may be interested in attending this training in late February 2019. It will be a 3 day training workshop and if enough people are interested hoping that $300 will cover each participant.
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Wakagetti IC | Cultural Camps | OOHC | CYP | January 2019
Target Audience: Aboriginal children in Out of Home Care (OOHC).

Wakagetti Indigenous Corporation (WIC) are hosting a cultural camp for Children / Young People (CYP) in Out Of Home Care (OOHC) at their property on Paynes Crossing Rd, roughly 3km from Wollombi Township.

Program features include: Aboriginal storytelling, weaving, sites visits, traditional dance, bush tucker gathering, didgeridoo, Aboriginal artifact demonstration, Aboriginal Art workshops and more.
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Scholarships that'll change the face of community governance in 2019
2019 is going to be a big year for community governance.

Early next year, The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) will unveil a Festival of Community Directors, a year-long calendar of events celebrating good governance and leadership. The festival will include training, special events, webinars and networking activities.

We also want 2019 to be special for another reason.

As champions of diversity, we have long been focussed on providing leadership opportunities to the most underrepresented sectors of the community. We're dialling up our efforts and, in partnership with the Trawalla Foundation, we are offering up to 500 part-scholarships towards the Diploma of Business (Governance). Our goal is to award these scholarships early in the new year, so that we can spend 2019 upskilling a diverse cohort throughout Australia.
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Supporting women to recover financially after separation
Women and their families will soon benefit from a new package of measures that will provide expanded legal and social support to victims of family violence, and additional services to help families resolve family law disputes.
On 20 November 2018, the Australian Government announced a package of measures to improve women's economic security – the Women's Economic Security Package (WESP).
The WESP includes $98.4 million in new funding for family law services and initiatives, to commence in the 2019-2020 financial year.
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The Funding Centre just became a whole lot smarter!
While Funding Centre members already benefit from 24/7 access to Australia's best grants database, customised newsletters and alerts and full access to our fundraising know-how, they can now also:
- Curate their grants on a personalised dashboard
- Manage their grants processes, tasks and timelines
- Focus on the things that matter most
- Store applications, reports and acquittals in one place
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The Australian Childhood Foundation Webinars
The Australian Childhood Foundation is excited to release this amazing opportunity where you can 'meet' each international speaker that will be involved with our International Speaker Tour next year.
Held over two weeks, each webinar will involve a valuable interview between CEO Dr. Joe Tucci and the international speaker, guiding us through what we can expect to learn at their speaker tour next year!
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