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Event Title: Families at Work Survey - participants needed!
Organisation: La Trobe University
Email: families.atwork@latrobe.edu.au
Posted On: 29/08/2016

La Trobe University researchers are looking for Australian parents who are currently employed in a paid job to take part in a 15-minute survey about juggling your work and family responsibilities.

Click the link below to find out more!
https://latrobe.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6fANwetyshRMgmN&Source=resourcingparents

We encourage you to share this link with others who may wish to participate.
Event Title: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) clinic at the Health Psychology Unit, UTS.
Organisation: Health Psychology Unit UTS
Email: rachael.murrihy@uts.edu.au
Posted On: 29/08/2016

Australia’s first accredited Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) clinic at Health Psychology Unit, UTS.

What is CPS?
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is an innovative treatment, developed by Ross Greene from Harvard Medical School, designed for families of behaviourally challenging kids who want to explore an alternative to traditional parent management training. It has been used widely in the United States and Canada.

In CPS, parents and the child work together to identify situations where something is getting in the way of the child doing well, and then collaborate on how to overcome them and find durable solutions. A recent Randomised Controlled Trial in the US compared CPS with Parent Management Training (PMT), the “gold standard” treatment for children with behaviour problems, and this landmark study found that CPS was equally as effective as PMT over time.

For more details, please access Professor Ross Greene’s website ‘Lives in the balance’: www.livesinthebalance.org/

The Clinic is operating Tuesdays 1-6pm.
Event Title: Side by side: Bringing fun back into families!
Organisation: Health Psychology Unit UTS
Email: rachael.murrihy@uts.edu.au
Posted On: 29/08/2016
Documents:
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We are offering families 16 free sessions of psychological therapy for disruptive behaviours delivered by experienced clinical psychologists.

The treatments are:

(1) Parent management training (PMT), an evidence based therapy that has been widely used for the treatment of behaviour problems for the last 50 years. The program trains parents to use strategies to change their child's behaviour (such as consequences, time out, rewards, sticker charts etc) and;

(2) Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), an innovative treatment, developed by Harvard University Medical School that focuses on addressing skills that the child is lacking and teaches parents and their children shared problem solving.

This year a major randomised control trial in the United States compared PMT and CPS and found that both worked equally well in treating child behaviour problems (Ollendick et al., 2014). We hope to determine if CPS continues to show positive results for youth with disruptive behaviours when used in community settings. Also, our study will look at whether this therapy works well with Australian families

Who is eligible for the trial?

Families with children aged 7-14 years who are experiencing behaviour problems. At least one parent needs to attend all psychological sessions. They must also be situated within a 15km radius from our clinic in St Leonards.

Who is ineligible for the trial?

Youth who are highly suicidal or have severe behavioural problems (violence, theft) Youth with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay

What is required in terms of assessment?

Families are required to attend 3 separate assessments – pre-treatment, post-treatment and at 6 month follow-up. Assessment sessions last 1-2 hours. Families are reimbursed $100 for each assessment session.

If you have any queries please call Dr Rachael Murrihy on 9514 4390 or 9514 4077 or rachael.murrihy@uts.edu.au.



Event Title: FREE SCREENING – INSIDE OUT by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen
Organisation: Queer Screen
Email: marketing@queerscreen.org.au
Posted On: 29/08/2016

We are thrilled to be hosting a FREE outdoor screening of the Pixar animated film Inside Out, as a part of Queer Screen Film Fest.

With support from City of Sydney and an initiative of our Reach Out Sydney project, we want the GLBTIQ community and the wider Sydney community to join us for an afternoon of film, food, entertainment and family fun. So invite your family and friends!

When Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) moves from Minnesota to San Francisco with her Mom (Diane Lane) and Dad (Kyle MacLachlan), the Emotions in her head are working overtime, as they guide her through the ups and downs of her new life.

The outdoor screen will be located near Sydney Park Kiosk inside Sydney Park, St Peters.

Face painters & fundraising sausage sizzle on site.

Free Screening, no booking required.
Event Title: Following Verbal Instructions -developing your childs understanding of language used in Instructions
Organisation: Learning Links
Email: cstaddon@learninglinks.org.au
Posted On: 24/08/2016
Documents:
Document 1

This is a 2 day program for children currently in Years 1 & 2 which will develop an understanding of the specific language used in instructions. This course is developed and run by our speech therapists and will include fun activities, a treasure hunt and a take home resource for each child.

Event Title: Following Verbal Instructions -developing your childs understanding of language used in Instructions
Organisation: Learning Links
Email: cstaddon@learninglinks.org.au
Posted On: 24/08/2016
Documents:
Document 1

This is a 2 day program for children currently in Years 1 & 2 which will develop an understanding of the specific language used in instructions. This course is developed and run by our speech therapists and will include fun activities, a treasure hunt and a take home resource for each child.
Event Title: Following Verbal Instructions -developing your childs understanding of language used in Instructions
Organisation: Learning Links
Email: cstaddon@learninglinks.org.au
Posted On: 24/08/2016
Documents:
Document 1

This is a 2 day program for children currently in Years 1 & 2 which will develop an understanding of the specific language used in instructions. This course is developed and run by our speech therapists and will include fun activities, a treasure hunt and a take home resource for each child.
Event Title: Revved Up
Organisation: Learning Links
Email: cstaddon@learninglinks.org.au
Posted On: 24/08/2016
Documents:
Document 1

Revved Up is an anger management group for primary school aged children. The aim of the Revved Up program is to help children recognise their responses to different situations that make them angry and provide them with anger management strategies that will assist them in learning to relate positively to others.

Event Title: Terrific Times Tables
Organisation: Learning Links
Email: cstaddon@learninglinks.org.au
Posted On: 24/08/2016
Documents:
Document 1

This structured 2 day program develops skills to learn and manipulate times tables. The focus is on easy and fun ways to learn times tables, and organise mathematical thoughts to correctly and easily solve multiplication and division problems, including worded problems.
Event Title: Handsome Handwriting
Organisation: Learning Links
Email: cstaddon@learninglinks.org.au
Posted On: 24/08/2016
Documents:
Document 1

This 2 day program helps children develop their handwriting skills in a fun and supportive environment. We will focus on developing the skills that support handwriting (e.g. gross motor , fine motor and visual motor skills) as well as developing fluent handwriting skills.


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