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Parenting Community Noticeboard

Use the noticeboard to post general parenting announcements. As long as it falls under the 'Parenting' umbrella, you can post it here.

If your event is just for children this symbol will let parents know. Each submission will be reviewed before being posted.

Event Title: Protective Behaviours for Domestic Violence
Organisation: CatholicCare Social Services Diocese Parramatta
Posted On: 26/09/2016

PB for DV Client Groups. For women at risk of homelessness in the Blacktown/Hills LGAs who have experienced domestic and family violence.

A primary prevention program that addresses the issue of violence and abuse in our communities. The program is based on two themes: “We all have the right to feel safe all of the time” and “Nothing is so awful that I can’t talk to someone about it”.
26th October 2016- 30th November 2016
Runs over 6 x 2 hour sessions. These sessions do not “stand alone” and attendance is required at each. Child minding is provided but must be booked when booking into course.
10.30am-12.30pm -Wednesdays

Quakers Hill Community Hall. 7 Lalor Rd. Quakers Hill.
Community Hall is across road from Quakers Hill Railway Station & Quakers Hill Police Station.
Bookings: Please book course and child minding before 12MD, 12 October 2016. Email or phone 9837 2095.

Event Title: Spending leaks course
Organisation: Macarthur Community College
Posted On: 21/09/2016

A 2 hour course to help you save money by being aware of all the little costs that you might be spending that can add up. Just take the cup of coffee you buy on the way to work - that $ 3.50 per day (on average) adds up to $ 840 per year. Saving that could cover the cost of a local holiday!

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
Beverley Road

When: 12/11/2016

Time: 12pm- 2pm

Phone Lynda Campbell on 98266455

Cost $10.00
Event Title: Halloween Community Event
Organisation: Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association Ltd
Posted On: 21/09/2016
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Come and join us for some creepy craft and ghoulish games to celebrate Halloween!
Activities for pre-school and primary school aged children so bring the whole family along. Drinks and snacks provided.
Prizes for best costume!
**All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Event Title: 3 Days Drumbeat for Youth (including a movie session at Hoyts)
Organisation: Creating Links (NSW) Limited
Posted On: 14/09/2016

School Holiday Fun!!

Drumbeat is a therapeutic music group that opens up communication, improves self
regulation, reduces anxiety and fun. Youth: 13 – 17.

Creating Links
58 Kitchener Parade, Bankstown

Facilitator: Ngan and Edgee
10:00am till 1:00pm
27/9 - 29/9 – 3 days
Event Title: Free Drop-In Hearing & Sight Screening
Organisation: Hawkesbury Bells Line Lions Club & Richmond Comminity Services Inc
Posted On: 14/09/2016

Free Drop- In Hearing & Sight Screening
Including sight screening for children
No booking needed - just come along
With light refreshments provided
better hearing increases our ability to engage with the workd and those around us
Event Title: First Aid Training
Organisation: Blue Mountains TAFE Outreach in P'ship with Richmond Community Servicse Inc
Posted On: 14/09/2016

Get a current First Aid Certificate to assist with job applications, at work, in the community and home
Three Mondays 10am - 2pm
24 & 31 October & 7 November, 2016
Richmond Community Services
Registration essential as places are limited
To be eligible you must be:
15 years or over and nolonger at school
Australian & NZ citizen or Australian permanent resident
Living or working in NSW
Event Title: Introduction to Counselling
Organisation: Creating Links
Posted On: 07/09/2016

Introduction to counselling is an information session to help educate parents about counselling and the benefits of counselling.

This information workshop is for 2 sessions and helps parents identify signs of distress, the
process of counselling and information about counselling services provided by Creating Links.

Bankstown Community Hub
Ground Floor, 24 - 26 Jacobs Street Bankstown
Facilitator: Melissa
9:30am - 10:30am

25/11 till 2/12 (2 sessions)

No Childcare Available
Event Title: Families at Work Survey - participants needed!
Organisation: La Trobe University
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!

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
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’:

The Clinic is operating Tuesdays 1-6pm.
Event Title: Side by side: Bringing fun back into families!
Organisation: Health Psychology Unit UTS
Posted On: 29/08/2016
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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

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