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Mar 8th

ABIRTS presents - Christine Durham - Author of Doing Up Buttons

Where: Louis Hamon Hall Anglican Church Melville ST Numurkah

Cost: $25pp for both workshops, $25pp or $15pp if paid by 15/2

Workshop 1: For ABI sufferers, families, carers and friends. 10.00am – 12.00

Workshop 2: For Service Providers and Carers.1.00pm – 3.00pm

Please RSVP by Wednesday 15th February, 2006

Robyn Greening 0408 511 317
Northern Disabilities 03 58622641

Download flyer here(pdf 57kb)

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Mar 22nd

The VBIRA Breakfast Club

A time for information and exchange of ideas amongst clinicians working in the field of brain injury

Hotspots of Advocacy: How to get the most for your clients through advocacy
Presented by Merrilee Cox & Julie Fleming from Headway Victoria

Date
: Wednesday 22nd March, 2006

Time : 8.00-10.00am, Breakfast served from 7.30am

Venue : Headway Victoria, 86 Herbert Street, Northcote, 3070

Cost : Financial Members: free. Non-members: $15.00.

R.S.V.P . by: March 15th

Register early as places are limited

Download registration form and send to VBIRA, Box 269, Kew, 3101.

Enquiries: Ph 9853 5900.

Non-members please include cheque for $15 payable to VBIRA.
Please note that credit card payment is not available.

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March 24th

‘ABI Challenging Behaviour Consultation / Mentoring Group’

This session (the first of a series of 3 sessions) is an opportunity to get together with a group of workers to discuss working with clients and situations that are challenging. It is an opportunity to brainstorm and come up with some practical solutions and strategies. The session will be facilitated and guided by Jan Loewy from the ‘ABI Behaviour Consultancy’. There are a total of 3 sessions with about 3 weeks between sessions to enable workers to try some client-focused strategies between sessions. For group continuity, participants are requested to commit to all 3 sessions.

This session is suitable for workers who are currently working with clients in a variety of community and health settings.

When: Friday 24 th March, Friday 21 st April and Friday 12 th May (12 pm to 1.30pm)

Where: Geelong – venue to be notified on registration

Registration Deadline: 4pm Friday 17 th March (for all 3 sessions)

Cost: Nil. Light lunch available.

Information: Bernie Franke. Phone: 52792387 email [email protected]

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Developing a 'Parent to Parent' Guide for Parents of Adolescents with a Disability - parents experiences wanted 

Deakin University are developing a guide for the parents of adolescents with a disability.  Rather than a guide written by 'experts' for parents,  The Project Team at Deakin Univeristy are attempting to provide a guide derived from the experience of parents who have 'been there, done that' i.e. a guide for parents by parents.  

The Project Team at Deakin University would like to interview parents who are willing to be involved  and share what they have learned for the benefit of other parents in similar a position .  They are particularly interested in interviewing parents who are experienced carers and who have  developed effective coping skills in caring for their adolescent children  The Project Team are interested in speaking to parents of adolescents who may have physical, cognitive or intellectual disabilities (including Acquired Brain Injury) . For the purposes of this project a adolescent  can be in the age range of 12 - 25 years.   
 
The Project Team are interested in interviewing  parents who have had to overcome obstacles such as the management of challenging behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse and juvenile justice.

Contact

 Agencies who feel they have potential  interested parents who live in the Barwon South West Region can  respond to  Helen Fennessy  by email or phone and recruitment material  can then be distributed for parents who are happy to volunteer.

For further information about the project please  see the attached file and  contact Helen Fennessy on

(03) 52278418 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or email [email protected]

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March 30th & 31st

Advocacy Training - To Stand Beside
Supporting the training and development of effective advocates for people with a disability.

TWO DAY ADVOCACY WORKSHOP
Providing training in the principles, strategies and methods of the To Stand Beside Manual with intensive discussion and in depth examination of issues

People with disability, family and voluntary advocates: $ 20 (gst inc)
Paid staff and workers: $ 120 (gst inc)
Training manual To Stand Beside: Advocacy for Inclusion $ 25 inc GST
(This is a discounted price for the manual available to participants only)

When: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm Thursday, 30th March & Friday 31st March 2006

Where: 235 Napier Street, Fitzroy

Ph: 9416 4003 Fax: 9416 0850
Download registration form (113kb PDF)
Please return registration with payment to VALID office

 
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