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Domestic, Family Violence and People with Cognitive Disability training
The ‘Domestic, Family Violence and People with Cognitive Disability’ course has been developed for community workers engaging with clients who have a cognitive impairment, are in contact with the criminal justice system and may be experiencing domestic and/or family violence.

This one day training course will look at the dynamics of violence within intimate relationships, highlighting the particular issues that people with a range of cognitive disabilities experience.
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Youth Private Rental Subsidy
If you support a young person aged 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, they may be eligible to receive a Rent Choice Youth Subsidy from the Department of Family and Community Services’ (FACS).

What is Rent Choice Youth?
Rent Choice Youth helps young people to take out a lease in the private rental market and to achieve stability and independence over time.
FACS pays some of the rent to make it more affordable and to help young people sustain a tenancy.
Local support providers work with young people to achieve goals for work, education and financial independence.
  Rent Choice Youth - Factsheet for clients - December 2016 Download Flyer
Online Training for NFP Boards & Management Committees
Accredited Online Courses for Boards should be the basis of your board induction process. These programs will enable your organisation to demonstrate you have capacity for effective governance and enhance your capacity for strategic leadership.

These courses will give you professional recognition that you are able to operate professionally with sound governance skills. Upon completion, you will receive a Professional Recognition Certificate and a Professional Recognition Logo.

Whether you need upskilling, want a refresher, need help as a new Board Member or aspire to serve on a Board? There will be a course for you!
Families NSW (FNSW) and Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy (ACYFS) Partner Survey
As part of the performance monitoring framework for FNSW/ACYFS, your organisation is invited to provide feedback about your involvement with the Hunter Networks of Practice. During our current reporting period you may have attended one or more of the Hunter Networks of Practice events or you may have simply received useful information about an event via the weekly E-Communication or quarterly Research and Practice Bulletin.

If you did, could you please spend five minutes to complete the electronic survey linked below as this will help inform Families NSW about our program and the impact it may have on your organisation.
Difficulties finding training to suit your needs? Survey.
The Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) is preparing our 2018 Training Calendar for NSW.
Please take few minutes to complete this training needs survey to ensure that our 2018 Training Calendar reflects your needs.

This year, there are 2 separate surveys to gain insights from two perspectives - individual employees and managers who play a role in deciding the professional development of other staff.

Each survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your responses can remain anonymous. All information you provide will assist in planning, and not be shared with third parties.
  Individual Employee Survey
FAQs on LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer ) DFV Program
Information about ACON and Relationships Australia NSW's new Domestic and Family Violence group programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQ) clients affected by or using domestic violence.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet was developed after receiving interest in the groups following the initial blast of promotion for these new groups.
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HNECC PHN Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment
The HNECC PHN is undertaking a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment. The assessment aims to identify gaps and opportunities to target and commission primary mental health services, and to develop a Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

One component of this needs assessment is a survey that will assess views about the community need relating to mental health and suicide in your community.

Please support this needs assessment by completing this survey.
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Latest news - Office of the Children's Guardian
- Working With Children Check review. Have your say about the laws related to the Working With Children Check in NSW. Submissions close 2 June 2017.
- Full set of Child Safe eLearning modules now online.
- Principles for child-safe organisations released for consultation. The Office of the Children’s Guardian is seeking comment on a draft set of guidelines and principles for creating a child-safe organisation.
- Voluntary out-of-home care roadshow. Presentations and resources are available on the website.
- Child Safe workshops. In April and May, the Office of the Children's Guardian are running free Child Safe and SAFE Series workshops.
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NAIDOC flag raising and Cultural Sharing Day.
Wanaruah NAIDOC committee are calling on the support of local community organisations and small/hobby businesses to attend the upcoming NAIDOC events.

Community organisation information stands and market stalls are invited to attend the NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony that will be held in Simpson Park on Monday 3rd July and/or the Cultural Sharing Day on Sunday 3rd September at the Muswellbrook Indoor Sport Centre.

There is no charge to have a stand/stall however we request that information stands provide an interactive activity for the children and stall holders cater to all budgets.
  NAIDOC call to stall holders revised Download Flyer

How to become a Mental Health First Aider
Learn mental health first aid, the help given to someone dealing with a mental health problem or crisis until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
  Mental Health First Aider Term 2, 2017 Download Flyer