Engaging Fathers Forum
Wednesday 2nd May
10am - 4.30pm
Sutherland United Services Club, 7 East Parade, Sutherland
Parking available. Close to public transport.
The aim of this forum is to explore father-inclusive practice for practitioners working with children, young people and families to encourage and support fathers in parenting, enabling better developmental outcomes for children and young people.
Keynote presentation - Dr Richard Fletcher, Fathers and Families Research Program, Family Action Centre, The University of Newcastle
Followed by an interactive panel discussion and theory to practice workshop.
Panel members include John Gilbert, Baby Shed program, South East Neighbourhood Centre, Eastlakes; Lucrecia Oliva, Fathers' Support Program, Uniting Care Burnside, Cabramatta, and Maria Hole, St George Domestic Violence Service.
Opening address - Rosemary Fitzgerald, Director Child Wellbeing, NSW Health.
Further information and registration form attached.
Attendance at this forum is by registration only. Please complete the registration form and return before Tuesday 24th April to Nicole.Fairley@SESIAHS.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU.
Places are available to practitioners working throughout the Coastal Sydney region
Looking forward to seeing you there.
On behalf of the Forum Working Group
Sutherland Child and Family Interagency Facilitator
Caringbah Community Health Centre
430 The Kingsway Caringbah NSW 2229
P: 9522 1000 F: 9522 1080M: 0466 436 356
Mon & Wed
Come and Play at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
We'd love to meet you and your child (or children) aged 18 months - 5 years old, show you our hospital, and have you meet and play with a small group of medical students.
Why help us?
There are some things you just can't learn from a book.
Hopefully your child will never have to go to hospital, but even healthy kids need to see doctors occasionally. We want the next generation of
doctors to have great skills with children. Teaching them how to interact and play with healthy kids is a really important way to do that.
What are the benefits for my child?
* See inside a Children's Hospital without the stress of being sick
* Have fun meeting future doctors and current staff
* Start a conversation with your child about health and wellbeing
* Receive a gift bag and certificate to thank them for their time
* At the end of the hour, visit our famous Fairy Garden!
We also provide FREE PARKING and a small gift for you to thank you for your time.
When are the sessions?
Each session goes for one hour, and start at 1:30pm and 3:30pm each day on May 21-24 and 28-31 (Monday - Thursday).
We need a couple of people in each time slot, so why not organise to come with a friend?
If you'd like more information please visit our website at http://www.sch.edu.au/events/?e=397&t=0
Paediatric Advanced Trainee, Sydney Children's Hospital
Associate Lecturer, University of New South Wales
COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED?
WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS/CARERS
‘Managing Behaviours’ (2-6yrs)
Wednesday 2nd May 2012
10am – 12midday
SPEAKER: JANET HARRIS
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Facilitator and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sydney Children’s Hospital
VENUE: Parish Room, St Jude’s Church
106 Avoca St Randwick
(off street parking from Frances St)
RSVP: Janet Harris 9382 0928 or
Amanda Wharton 9399 5989
We are unable to accommodate children
This is to let you know that there will be a FREE Workshop for fathers, mothers and other carers of children aged 0-8 is coming up next term - 11th May. I would appreciate it if you would let the families and services you work with know about it.
The Workshop will give parents and carers an introduction to the Parenting by Connection approach to handling short separations from their children. Participants will learn practical ways to turn parting into a positive experience that builds a child's confidence and joy in life. They will gain an understanding of why children get upset about separations, and how to prepare for and handle those times, and how to get support for themselves.
As a service provider and supporter of families, you would also be welcome to attend also. It will give you a deeper understanding of our work with children and families. We are also available to provide courses and would be happy to talk with you about how we can structure something to suit the needs of your families. Please do feel free to contact us.
***Book early as places are limited***
What: “Mummy/Daddy has to go now” - Helping children when you have to leave them for short times.
When: Friday 11th May 2012, 9.15–11.30 a.m.
Where: School Community Centre, Lakemba Public (Primary) School, Alice Street South, Wiley Park 2195.
Childcare: Free – you must book
Who: For fathers, mothers, carers & other adults who spend time with children from birth to 8 years.
Register: Click here to register & book for childcare.
Contact: Madeleine Scott 0403 779955, or firstname.lastname@example.org
I have attached posters with more details for your information.
Our work is based on the work of Patty Wipfler and Hand in Hand Parenting. If you want to learn more, visithttp://www.handinhandparenting.org/ .
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Listening to Children Through Play –
Understanding Children’s Emotions
PO Box 437, Lakemba, NSW 2195
Mob 0403 779955
ABN: 82 296 287 398
Brighter Futures is a voluntary program for families facing challenges. SDN Brighter Futures can help support families through the challenges and builds strong relationships within the family unit.
· Support and services that respect families wishes
· Parenting programs
· Home visits
· Supported play groups
Click here for a Parent Information Sheet
SDN Brighter Futures Central and Eastern Sydney
Level 1, 141-145 Pitt Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
Phone: 02 9698 3144 for more information
Acting Area Manager
Level 1, 141-145 Pitt Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
E: email@example.com | www.sdn.org.auP: 02 9698 3144
F: 02 9698 7253
Dear kindergarten/preschool Staff and parents,
Sydney South Child Psychology is pleased to announce our up-coming parent workshop;"Beyond the Temper Tantrum: Effective and Engaging Parenting" (May 2012)
A 3-session workshop for parents of preschool and primary school aged children that tackles behavioural management techniques, positive parenting and family strategies. Developed and lead by Clare Rowe, Educational & Developmental Psychologist.
Please click here full brochure with information.
All bookings can be made directly through our office and places are strictly limited.
For further information please contact our office or visit our website at www.sydneychildpsychology.com
CHINESE SPEAKING PARENTS NETWORK
discussion about a local support group
Wednesday 18 April 2012 10.30am to 12.30pm Training Room
Suite 3, Level 3, 61 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
ADHC Department of Family and Community Services
A LOCAL NETWORK FOR CHINESE SPEAKING PARENTS
Would you be interested to have contact with other parents who have children with a disability?
It would be an opportunity for sharing information, with discussion in your mother language/ dialects about what you’d like to know more about to help support your child and family.
Discussion about services, different agencies, choices on what interests you, such as, parenting, support behaviours, development stages, supporting children with development.
Meet with representatives from Autism Spectrum Australia, South Sydney Multicultural Aid and Community Neighbourhood Centre,South East Neighbourhood Centre, South Sydney Community Aid and Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre, Botany Family and Children’s Centre and ADHC Community Access for tips on ways to develop a support network that’s good for you.
Come along to let us know your views. There’ll be assistance from Chinese Cantonese and Mandarin Interpreters. It’ll also be an opportunity to become familiar with Chinese Community Workers available at local agencies.
If you are interested, please contact Rosetta Sung, Senior Case Manager CALD Rosebery on 02 8 344 2700
Download invitation here
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