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Sector Activities & Events

Opportunities for Young People: 'Stories of Transition'

Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:00
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2017 is shaping up as a year of change in the community sector here in the ACT with shifts to individualised funding models, a number of contracts drawing to a close and many services wondering about their futures.

ACTCOSS is working to draw together a body of evidence which will show how services are changing, as well as reflecting on those changes through the lived experience of people who experience and rely on community services in the ACT.

Sector Activity: Room4Change Now Open, DVCS

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 15:45
Source: 
DVCS

DVCS have opened the doors to their newest service, Room4Change and are now ready for intake!

Room4Change is a new residential therapeutic service to help men address their violence and controlling behaviours while their families are supported to stay in their own home.

This is a six month program for men who want to maintain strong and safe relationships and is committed to helping men make their own life better by stopping their use of violence by assisting men to explore what is important for them and their current and future relationships.

Sector Events: Industry Strategy Implementation Plan Workshop, ACTCOSS

Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 09:00 to 13:00
Source: 
ACTCOSS

Community members are invited to the Industry Strategy Implementation Plan Workshop on Friday 2 June 2017, during which participants will inform development of the first of three action plans for the ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016-2026.

Sector Events: 'Hear Our Voice' Workshop, Mental Health Carers

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 15:30
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ACT Mental Health Carers Voice is hosting th event ‘Hear Our Voice’, for family and friend carers of people with a mental illness. This will be a workshop style event to explore ideas around what carers need from mental health clinicians.

The aim of the session is to draft a carer statement identifying the barriers and providing practical solutions to improve communication with families. 

Sector Events: She Leads Conference

Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:00
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YWCA

YWCA Canberra is running the 2017 She Leads Conference. The She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their leadership journeys, together with Australia’s most inspiring women leaders. This year, YWCA have crafted their program to explore the theme ‘Challenge’ – focusing on stories of overcoming personal and professional challenges and experiences from women leaders who are transforming their workplaces, industries and communities.

Sector Events: World 'No Tobacco' Day, Winnunga Nimmityjah

Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30
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Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

To celebrate 'World No Tobacco Day,' Winnunga Nimmityjah is hosting a family friendly event on Wednesday 31 May. The Minister for Indigenous Health the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP and Professor Tom Calma, AO will be present on the day for a meet and greet. There will also be Tobacco Workers and No More Boondah Quit team available tot alk to about quitting/cutting down. 

Sector Events: National Sorry Day Bridge Walk,

Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:30 to 12:00
Source: 
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

The National Sorry Day Bridge Walk is coming up this Friday 26 May 2017. This years Bridge Walk is dedicated to the memory of Steven Freeman who died in AMC, the day of our last Sorry Day Bridge Walk on 27 May 2016.

Welcome to Country, entertainment and smoking ceremoy will also be apart of the event. 

Please see attached flyer for further details. 

Sector Activities and Events: National MESSI Survey seeks views of young people, parents and professionals, ICPS

Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 14:15
Source: 
ICPS

The Institute of Child Protection Studies has recently launched a new national survey, MESSI: Managing Ethical Studies on Sensitive Issues. This survey explores what children, young people and adults think about when deciding to take part in social research, or provide consent for children to take part. It is part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project.

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