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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

FREE DV Alert (DV Response) Training

For anyone who would like to complete DV Alert, the next available training on the North Coast is on the 17th & 18th February at South Grafton Ex-Services Club.

Training Alert: Restorative Care and Wellbeing

This half-day course is designed for you to gain knowledge and skills in how to enable people to enhance their own quality of life by using a wellness, reablement or restorative
approach (the NEW requirements in our Funding Agreements with government). It’s on Tuesday 15th December at YWCA, Goonellabah and is FREE CHSP funded workers Training.

Rock and Water Tour Dates 2016

Lighthouse Education, in collaboration with the Gadaku Institute, offer Rock and Water Professional Development Training in NSW, Tasmania and ACT. They have set the Rock and Water Tour Dates for 2016.

Drumbeat Facilitator Training

The 2016 Australian DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training calendar is now open for registrations. Register early to secure your opportunity to train in this evidence-based award winning program and utilise it in your organisation. 

NSW Elder Abuse Training

The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit has developed face-to-face training specifically for anyone who works directly with older people, and their managers: Improving Skills in Recognising and Responding to the Abuse of Older People.

Working with Young People - Self Harm / Self Injury Behaviours

There will be two workshops on Self Harm Prevention and Building Resilience in Nerang on December 3.

SMART Recovery Facilitator Training

North Coast Primary Health Network is well into the process of negotiating with SMART Recovery Australia to come to the Northern Rivers to run a number of training programs for Facilitators to enable them to run Smart Recovery groups in their local area. 

Supporting our Aboriginal youth: Identifying & understanding domestic violence

Course Description: Aboriginal young people are likely to be affected by being exposed to and witnessing domestic and family violence. The nature of the Aboriginal family environment means that young Aboriginal people have greater exposure to the impacts of trans-generational trauma including family violence and domestic violence. These experiences can set up an attitude of acceptable and normalised behaviours resulting in unhealthy relationships, greater exposure to the legal system, AOD problems, identity issues and low self-esteem and confidence.

Training Registration - Confidence and Connection

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Revised 2015 Training Calendar

The revised 2015 NRSDC training calendar is now available.  2015 Training Calendar - revised

NRSDC 2015 Calendar

The 2015 NRSDC Training Calendar is now available: NRSDC Training Calendar 2015

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 4 is available now.