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StandBy Response Service

The StandBy Response Service is a community-based postvention program delivered by Northern Rivers Social Development Council providing 24-hour response to friends, families, associates and communities bereaved by suicide. Suicide is a time of immense crisis and the tragedy of suicide loss can create trauma, deeply affecting individuals, families and entire communities. In many cases those bereaved do not know where to turn for help or how to find supports that may already exist. The Standby Response Service provides a reliable single point of service coordination and contact, offering respect, understanding and support for the health and well being of people bereaved by suicide, Call 0417 119298 - 24 hours 7 days per week

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Suicide Call Back service: 1300 659 467



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Aboriginal Cross Cultural Training (Revised for 2012)
Tue 21 Feb 2012  09.00 AM - 04.00 PM
YWCA - Goonellabah - Goonellabah
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To register please follow this link to our new Online Registration Program:

Aboriginal Cross Cultural Training has been revised for 2012 and is designed to help individuals and organisations work more effectively with aboriginal people rather that just raise awareness. With Aboriginal Cross Cultural Training our goal is to help participants move beyond basic Aboriginal awareness and appreciation to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere. This course provides greater scope for addressing some of the solutions to the problems faced by many Aboriginal people, and opportunities for participant’s questions and concerns to be addressed. Our aim is to leave participants with a positive and long lasting awareness of these issues. The experience focuses on participatory interactions in a relaxed and comfortable learning environment; respectful of individuals and Aboriginal culture.
Course summary:

  • Traditional Aboriginal society
  • Kinship
  • Dreaming
  • obligations
  • Traditional systems of law
  • Historical influences
  • Protocols


YWCA - Goonellabah   -   Website
101a Rous Rd
New South Wales
Country: au


Training News

Grafton Training Program

Dr Kati Jacobs will be running training programs in Grafton early in the new year on topics such as leadership, trauma and dealing with difficult people.

Aged Care Courses

The following courses in Aged Care funding, support and delivery are scheduled for Ballina this February and March 2015. 

Working With Men Affected By Violence

A training program on Working With Men Affected By Violence will be held at the Comfort Inn Centrepoint, Lismore, on February 27, 2015 9.00 am – 4pm.

Legal Training Workshops for NSW Community Workers in 2015

In the year ahead, Redfern Legal Centre is presenting more training topics to help community workers help their clients.

Deepening Community Australian & NZ Workshop Tour 2015

Learn how to engage your community and build a common agenda for large scale change.  This event is an amazing opportunity to participate in a workshop with a global leader in community building.

Training Alert: Person Centred Workplace Supervision

This 1-day course will be held at YWCA 101A Rous Road, Goonellabah, Weds 18th February 2015 – 9.30am - 4.00pm.

The workshop is suitable for all human service sector managers and is as useful for first time supervisors as it is for those who have been in a role for a while and would like to refresh and update their practice.  

Re-ignite, Re-connect, Re-energise: A Strengths-Based Worker Reviver Workshop

This workshop is intended for workers in the community service/human services sector and will be an opportunity for participants to step away from the busyness, to pause and reflect. Experiential practice opportunities will enable participants to gain some altitude, to re-connect to their initial hopes that may have drawn them to the field of human services.

NSW Ombudsman Training Calendar July – December

The NSW Ombudsman offers a range of quality, affordable training workshops based on 38+ years of experience in assisting the public, government agencies and non-government organisations to improve their administrative conduct, decision-making and standards of service delivery.

The training is designed to help your organisation make the best possible use of limited resources, improve your service delivery, and develop a better understanding of your legislative obligations.

Older People Planning Ahead

An information session covering enduring guardianship and advance care directives will be held in Grafton on Monday 14 October 2013.

Parenting Course Calendar

The Family Centre's Tweed Shire Parenting Course Calendar for term 2 is available now.