The report of this year’s 9th Annual Indigenous Family Violence prevention forum and supporting PowerPoint presentations are now available to view at http://www.noviolence.com.au/indigenousforum.html
Women with disabilities often discover that the social stigma of disability and inadequate care are greater barriers to health than the disability, itself. This Handbook, developed with the help and experience of women with disabilities in 42 countries, can help women with disabilities overcome barriers, improve their general health, self-esteem and ability to care for themselves, as well as increase their participation in their communities.
There are so many amazing guides and toolkits out there on involving and supporting young people in decision making. But not everyone knows where to find these, and it can be difficult to decide which one's the best fit for your group or project. That why AYAC recently completed the first ever database of youth participation resources in Australia, where you can browse over 100 different resources by various characteristics, and find the perfect guide for what you're trying to accomplish.
We'll be updating it regularly with new resources as they get sent to us, so be sure to check back in often.
Get started right away here: ayac.org.au/participationguides
From the Youth Wellbeing Project comes a great resource for young people and parents trying to figure out the impacts of STIs on their lives. Check it out online at: http://www.youthwellbeingproject.com.au/images/documents/STIs-Facts-Prevention-Outcomes.pdf
The online video for the CDFVR research seminar Typologies of intimate partner abuse: Theory and practice, is now available via their website.
This seminar features guest speakers; Emeritus Professor Michael Johnson, Dr Shamita Das Dasgupta, Dr Jane Wangmann and Dr Rae Kaspiew, who explore the theory and practice of typologies of intimate partner violence, including a critique and reflections on practice in the Australian context.
To download or view the video online click on the following link http://www.noviolence.com.au/seminarvideos.html
Source: email from Lauren Pattie 16/4/13
This is a very useful document with suggestions on what words and phrases to use and not use when talking with / about someone with a mental illness.
1. Do say – they’re a person with a mental illness
Don’t say – they are mentally ill
2. Do say – Sam sometimes kicks people when he’s hearing voices
Don’t say – Sam has challenging behaviours
Click here for 'mhcc Recovery Oriented Language Guide'.
SOURCE: NTYAN enews
This month the Australian Drug Foundation Online shop features a number of new resources.
1. Under Construction (http://bookshop.adf.org.au/dvds/under-construction-alcohol-and-the-teenage-brain.aspx?id=256) is an animated DVD that shows the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on the teenage brain. This effective classroom resource helps to illustrate the harmful effects of alcohol on young people.
2. The second edition of Addiction counselling: Content and process (http://bookshop.adf.org.au/books/addiction-counselling-content-and-process-2nd-ed.aspx?id=273) is now in available to pre-order from the ADF Online shop. The focus of this new edition has broadened from counselling clients with alcohol and drug issues to counselling clients with any addictive behaviour. Visit shop.adf.org.au to read more, make a purchase or subscribe (www.adf.org.au/get-involved/subscribe) to receive ADF shop updates.
Under 1 Roof recently met with various agencies to review and discuss the resource manual. A new edition is currently in production. In the interim, the existing resource kit remains available. It includes sections on:
· Understanding homelessness
· Case coordination
· Tenancy sustainment
· Community building
· Templates and resources.
The kit is structured as a learning tool to support communities of practice within agencies and between agencies. Each chapter includes information, links and activities to facilitate learning and development. Access the resource kit at: http://www.under1roof.org.au/images/reports/U1R_RESOURCE_KIT_FEB_13.pdf
Here is a the link to the latest Youth Advocacy Centre fact sheet for young people explaining bail.
There are answers to such questions as:
· What is bail?
· When do I get bail?
· How do I get a lawyer to help me get bail?
· What does the court or police think about when deciding whether to give me bail?
· What conditions can be put on my bail?
· Can I get my bail conditions changed?
Source: Email from YAC 27/2/13
Toby Davidson from the Youth Advocacy Centre has done up some info for all of you who may in the course of your work need to get drugs off your premises. http://www.yac.net.au/disposing-of-drugs-legally/