About Us

Welcome to the Bega Valley Child and Family Network. This website aims to provide parents,carers and service providers with information on the wide variety of support services available to families in the Bega Valley and how they can access them.

We are a group of government and non-government services dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of families in the Bega Valley Shire. Our strongest focus is on supporting those families with children aged between 0 – 8 years.

What’s Coming Up

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PARENTS AS TEACHERS FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING
25 - 27 March 2019 – Sydney
80 William Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

ONLY 4 PLACES REMAINING!! Registrations close Monday 18th February at 5pm.

Parents as Teachers Australia is pleased to offer evidence based Parents As Teachers Foundational Training to professionals working with families of young children, beginning prenatally until 3 years of age.

Facilitated by Parents as Teachers certified trainers who emphasise reflective practice and hands-on learning, the foundational training:

* Emphasises the PAT strengths-based approach to working with families.
* Builds relationship-based competencies for providing personal visits.
* Focuses on strengthening protective factors to improve parenting and maximise child outcomes.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an internationally recognised leader in early childhood home visitation. Using an evidence-based model to deliver parent education primarily through home visits, PAT is implemented in many communities around the world, reaching families during the crucial early years of their children’s lives. PAT empowers and equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.

Through parent educator resources, parent handouts, and activity pages, the curriculum promotes and strengthens the following content areas:

* Child Development
* Parenting Behaviours
* Parent-Child Interaction
* Development-Centred Parenting
* Family Well-Being

Our course Brochure and Fact Sheets are available on our website: www.fsn.org.au/programs/15-events/71-parents-as-teachers-training.html
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3 days ago

PARENTS AS TEACHERS FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING
25 - 27 March 2019  –  Sydney
80 William Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

ONLY 4 PLACES REMAINING!! Registrations close Monday 18th February at 5pm.

Parents as Teachers Australia is pleased  to offer evidence based Parents As Teachers Foundational Training to professionals working with families of young children, beginning prenatally until 3 years of age.

Facilitated by Parents as Teachers certified trainers who emphasise reflective practice and hands-on learning, the foundational  training:

* Emphasises the PAT strengths-based approach to working with families.
* Builds relationship-based competencies for providing personal visits.
* Focuses on strengthening protective factors to improve parenting and maximise child outcomes.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an internationally recognised leader in early childhood home visitation. Using an evidence-based model to deliver parent education primarily through home visits, PAT is implemented in many communities around the world, reaching families during the crucial early years of their children’s lives. PAT empowers and equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.

Through parent educator resources, parent handouts, and activity pages, the curriculum promotes and strengthens the following content areas:

*    Child Development
*    Parenting Behaviours
*    Parent-Child Interaction
*    Development-Centred Parenting
*    Family Well-Being

Our course Brochure and Fact Sheets are available on our website: https://www.fsn.org.au/programs/15-events/71-parents-as-teachers-training.html

Bega - Child Safe Workshop - 6 February 2019

Do you work or volunteer with children and need to know more about child safe practices?

The Office of the Children's Guardian is running a free workshop that can help you to understand and implement Child Safe principles in your workplace.

The Session is being held at: Bega Scout Hall, 84 Gipps Street, Bega NSW 2550 on 6 February at 10am to 4.30pm

This workshop is supported by Scouts NSW.

Participants will learn about:
• Creating a child safe culture
• Codes of conduct
• Situational prevention and effective risk management
• Effective recruitment and selection tips
• Obligations under the Working With Children Check
• Complaints management techniques

Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates.

Participants who remain for the entire duration of the workshop will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Like to know more? Visit our website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au to view other available sessions.

More information:
• Attend a free Child Safe training session
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• NSW Working With Children Check
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• Parents #parentscheckthecheck
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3 weeks ago

Bega - Child Safe Workshop - 6 February 2019

Do you work or volunteer with children and need to know more about child safe practices?

The Office of the Childrens Guardian is running a free workshop that can help you to understand and implement Child Safe principles in your workplace.

The Session is being held at: Bega Scout Hall, 84 Gipps Street, Bega NSW 2550 on 6 February at 10am to 4.30pm

This workshop is supported by Scouts NSW.

Participants will learn about:
• Creating a child safe culture
• Codes of conduct
• Situational prevention and effective risk management
• Effective recruitment and selection tips
• Obligations under the Working With Children Check
• Complaints management techniques

Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates.

Participants who remain for the entire duration of the workshop will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Like to know more? Visit our website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au  to view other available sessions.

More information:
• Attend a free Child Safe training session
https://nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-i/
• NSW Working With Children Check 
https://nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-d/
• Parents #parentscheckthecheck
https://nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-h/

PARENTS AS TEACHERS TRAINING

Please note: Our internet service has been down since last Friday, and unfortunately this has resulted in no emails being received or sent. Telstra has advised that this problem may take up to a week to fix.

We currently have our own IT team working on a short term solution, but in the mean time could all emails regarding our Parents as Teachers training be sent to parentsasteachers@gmail.com.

Below is some further information about the Parents as Teachers program for those who are interested. Please don't hesitate to email or call (02 66 212 489) with any questions or to receive a booking form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

NEW training opportunities in the internationally accredited Parents as Teachers program.

Sydney 25th – 27th March 2019.

Training will be facilitated by our Australian team, emphasising reflective practice and hands-on learning.

For organisations and individuals working with families who have children from pre-natal to 3 years of age.

Parents As Teachers is an online, portable program.

You will gain:
- Skills in supporting parenting behaviour that strengthens relationships within families
- Techniques to enhance observation skills
- Strategies to work with families
- Strategies to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
- Knowledge in early detection of developmental delays and health issues
- Techniques to prevent child abuse and neglect
- Information to increase children’s school readiness and success
- Ongoing access to the PAT online curriculum which is regularly updated to reflect new research findings

Please note: Book by 30th January 2019 for our Early Bird discount!
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4 weeks ago

PARENTS AS TEACHERS TRAINING

Please note: Our internet service has been down since last Friday, and unfortunately this has resulted in no emails being received or sent. Telstra has advised that this problem may take up to a week to fix. 

We currently have our own IT team working on a short term solution, but in the mean time could all emails regarding our Parents as Teachers training be sent to parentsasteachers@gmail.com. 

Below is some further information about the Parents as Teachers program for those who are interested. Please dont hesitate to email or call (02 66 212 489) with any questions or to receive a booking form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

NEW training opportunities in the internationally accredited Parents as Teachers program.

Sydney 25th – 27th March  2019.

Training will be facilitated by our Australian team, emphasising reflective practice and hands-on learning.

For organisations and individuals working with families who have children from pre-natal to 3 years of age.

Parents As Teachers is an online, portable program.

You will gain:
-          Skills in supporting parenting behaviour that strengthens relationships within families
-          Techniques to enhance observation skills
-          Strategies to work with families
-          Strategies to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
-          Knowledge in early detection of developmental delays and health issues
-          Techniques to prevent child abuse and neglect
-          Information to increase children’s school readiness and success
-    Ongoing access to the PAT online curriculum which is regularly updated to reflect new research findings

Please note: Book by 30th January 2019 for our Early Bird discount!Image attachment

BECOME A HEALTH WORKER!

WorkAbility and South Coast Colleges have recently collaborated to develop Cert III Population Health which is being delivered in 2019 commencing 7th February.

This course is for Aboriginal students (school leavers) of all ages and education levels living between Batemans Bay and Wallaga Lake.

This Certificate III has a very practical focus and you will develop the skills to assist in identifying positive health related behaviours, develop health education and promotional material for individuals and communities and have an impact on their health and well-being.

You will cover working with diverse people, work with the community to identify health needs, participate in workplace health and safety and organise personal work priorities.

This Certificate could assist you in finding work in community health, mental health, leisure and health, community services, disability work, aged care work, alcohol and drug education and youth health.

This particular qualification was purposely developed for Aboriginal people residing in the Eurobodalla who are eager to find employment or build on their existing skills. The units have been selected to build transferable skills that can be used in the areas of health, D&A, disability and Mental Health just to name four, and will give learners an opportunity to understand more about Population Health and what it means for Aboriginal workers in our local region.

We have taken into consideration that many service providers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal are now in the NDIS space and are seeking people who are more skilled and qualified, well informed and have the capacity to work within the disability sector to meet the needs of our Mob therefore we have included disability (CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability) as part of the qualification. The participants will also be provided with an Aboriginal trainer and Aboriginal mentor/s who can support the participants throughout the duration of the training and CEO’s, managers, team leaders and Elders from Aboriginal organisations, service providers and local communities will be invited as guest speakers throughout the 30 weeks to discuss some of their history, learning and working in local communities so that it gives the Learner insight and understanding of what is expected of an organisation, service and community.

See units listed below;
* Core - Work with Diverse People
* Core - Work in Population Health context
* Core - Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs
* Core - Contribute to Population Health project planning
* Core - Participate in workplace health and safety
* Core - Organise personal work priorities and development
* Elective - Work in alcohol and other drugs context
* Elective - Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
* Elective - Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
* Elective - Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
* Elective - Work with people with Mental Health issues
* Elective – Deliver and monitor contracted Employment services
* Elective - Mentor individuals and small groups

If you have any interested community members or staff they will be required to complete and application form (maximum 14 participants) and return to me prior to Friday 11th January 2019. WorkAbility would also like to advise that they are interested in collaborating with Aboriginal service providers to ensure that we are meeting the needs of community and service providers for the future.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or Sarah at South Coast Colleges.

Kind regards
Beverley Moreton
0477 551 447
Employment Connections Consultant | WorkAbility
Ph: 02 4472 3707 | Email: Beverley.Moreton@workability.net.au
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4 weeks ago

BECOME A HEALTH WORKER!

WorkAbility and South Coast Colleges have recently collaborated to develop Cert III Population Health which is being delivered in 2019 commencing 7th February. 

This course is for Aboriginal students (school leavers) of all ages and education levels living between Batemans Bay and Wallaga Lake.

This Certificate III has a very practical focus and you will develop the skills to assist in identifying positive health related behaviours, develop health education and promotional material for individuals and communities and have an impact on their health and well-being.

You will cover working with diverse people, work with the community to identify health needs, participate in workplace health and safety and organise personal work priorities.

This Certificate could assist you in finding work in community health, mental health, leisure and health, community services, disability work, aged care work, alcohol and drug education and youth health.

This particular qualification was purposely developed for Aboriginal  people residing in the Eurobodalla who are eager to find employment or build on their existing skills. The units have been selected to build transferable skills that can be used in the areas of health, D&A, disability and Mental Health just to name four, and will give learners an opportunity to understand more about Population Health and what it means for Aboriginal workers in our local region.

We have taken into consideration that many service providers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal are now in the NDIS space and are seeking people who are more skilled and qualified, well informed and have the capacity to work within the disability sector to meet the needs of our Mob therefore we have included disability (CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability) as part of the qualification. The participants will also be provided with an Aboriginal trainer and Aboriginal mentor/s who can support the participants throughout the duration of the training and CEO’s, managers, team leaders and Elders from Aboriginal organisations, service providers and local communities will be invited as guest speakers throughout the 30 weeks to discuss some of their history, learning and working in local communities so that it gives the Learner insight and understanding of what is expected of an organisation, service and community.

See units listed below;
* Core - Work with Diverse People
* Core - Work in Population Health context
* Core - Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs
* Core - Contribute to Population Health project planning
* Core - Participate in workplace health and safety
* Core - Organise personal work priorities and development
* Elective - Work in alcohol and other drugs context
* Elective - Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
* Elective - Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
* Elective - Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
* Elective - Work with people with Mental Health issues
* Elective – Deliver and monitor contracted Employment services
* Elective - Mentor individuals and small groups

If you have any interested community members or staff they will be required to complete and application form (maximum 14 participants) and return to me prior to Friday 11th January 2019. WorkAbility would also like to advise that they are interested in collaborating with Aboriginal service providers to ensure that we are meeting the needs of community and service providers for the future.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or Sarah at South Coast Colleges. 

Kind regards
Beverley Moreton
0477 551 447
Employment Connections Consultant | WorkAbility
Ph: 02 4472 3707 | Email: Beverley.Moreton@workability.net.au

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CCWT’s 2019 Southern Training Program is out now.
www.ccwt.edu.au/courses

With 27 exciting courses specifically requested by services across the Southern Region there is sure to be something for everyone.

Simply click on your chosen course title for a full course description and on-line registration. Courses are confirmed 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date so be sure to register before this time.

Thank you and we hope to see you in 2019!
Warm regards,
Saul Nightingale
Learning & Development Project Manager
(Southern Region)
Centre for Community Welfare Training
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4 weeks ago

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CCWT’s 2019 Southern Training Program is out now. 
https://www.ccwt.edu.au/courses

With 27 exciting courses specifically requested by services across the Southern Region there is sure to be something for everyone.

Simply click on your chosen course title for a full course description and on-line registration. Courses are confirmed 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date so be sure to register before this time. 

Thank you and we hope to see you in 2019!
Warm regards,
Saul Nightingale
Learning & Development Project Manager 
(Southern Region)
Centre for Community Welfare Training

Pambula Rotary is bringing Brickfest to you next week. A great activity for children and anyone interested in lego which raises much needed funds for our community projects. Please share and encourage all to attend. ... > More< Less

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