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Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell will be launching the 2012 Community Services Sector Ball and Awards Night on Friday August 17 at Interrelate Family Centre in Lismore. Also in attendance will be one of last year's award winners, Colleen Thomas, as well as local community sector workers and event sponsors. You can talk to some of these workers about why it's so important to nominate community service workers for one of the many awards that will be announced on the night of the ball.
School staff and community workers from across the Tweed region will be attending a Keeping Them Safe forum in Murwillumbah on Wednesday, June 12 to learn about the impact of trauma on children and how local services in the area can work with schools to support families and improve outcomes for children who have experienced trauma. The forum, organised by Northern Rivers Social Development Council, Far North Coast Family Referral Service and the NSW Department of Education and Communities will include speakers from leading child trauma experts, the Australian Childhood Trauma Group and will be attended by NSW Keep Them Safe Coordinator, Deb Gavan, along with 50 school principals, deputies and teachers.
Recent research shows childhood trauma caused by sexual, physical, emotional abuse, family violence or neglect changes the brain in ways that impact on a child or young person’s ability to form strong relationships and regulate their emotions and behaviour. Research has also shown that children who experience or witness regular acts of violence have greater emotional and behavioural problems than other children.
Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) congratulates the NSW Government on its commitment to fund an integrated regional transport study. (Sept 8)
Both the Australian and NSW Governments are providing record amounts of funding to address homelessness and affordable housing, the question is, “will the Northern Rivers get it’s fair share?” The Northern Rivers Housing Forum has invited 3 speakers to address its next meeting on: Tuesday 5th May 2009, Mullumbimby Civic Centre
10.00 – 3.00pm ...