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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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Aboriginal Cross Cultural Training (Revised for 2012)
Tue 21 Feb 2012  09.00 AM - 04.00 PM
YWCA - Goonellabah - Goonellabah
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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
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Training News

Training Alert: Communicating Mindfully in Conflict and Difficult Situations

Difficult behaviour and conflict situations arise in many workplace sectors, in particular within the social & community services and health sectors. In this workshop at Goonellabah on August 12 and 13, you will learn to identify and to manage situations of conflict and different behavioural styles through increasing your skills to build a positive atmosphere using open and honest communication and the practice of mindfulness.

NCOSS Training – July to September

Across July, August and September NCOSS is running workshops on:

  • Writing funding applications, emphasis on tender writing (Including NEW Advanced Course)
  • Governance training for Board members and senior staff
  • Working with other organisations (Includes legal implications of different options)
  • Unit Costing (introduction and advanced workshops available)
  • Thriving in Complex Times (Seminar on building a resilient organisation in complex times)
  • FREE: Developing IT improvement plans for your organisation
Training Alert: Coaching Essentials for Managers

Have you ever felt, that some days you are like a ‘firefighter’? All you are doing is putting out fires! Then a coaching course may be just what you need. It’s on Monday, 24 August, at the NRSDC Boardroom in Lismore.

Court Skills Workshop

Going to court can be stressful for even the most experienced workers. However by preparing well before going to court, understanding the behavior that is expected in court and knowing how to respond in the best possible way to questions can reduce worker stress and ensure that information is put to the court in the most effective way possible. This course is on in Lismore on Thursday, 10th September.

Difficult Conversations - How to Talk to Almost Anyone About Almost Anything Workshop

This workshop is for anyone who may be involved in any sort of difficult conversation about almost any topic. It's on in Lismore on Wednesday, 9 September.

The Occasional Counsellor Workshop @ Lismore

The Occasional Counsellor™ is for staff who are not employed in a counselling role but are called upon to give others emotional support, including receptionists, case managers and direct care staff. It's on in Lismore on 8 September.

Online Course: Social Media Bootcamp

This series of 6 interactive webinars from ConnectingUp will help you to review your current social media strategy or to develop one if you are just beginning.

Seminars: Bullying and Harrassment in the Workplace

Do you know what to do when there is bullying and harassment in your workplace? The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW runs seminars addressing this issue and raising awareness of appropriate workplace behaviours; legal requirements for every workplace under the anti-dicrimination laws; and procedures and actions workplaces must take for managing conflict resolutions.

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 Alert: Hoarding and Squalor Information Session

This session will provide a comprehensive look at the topic of Hoarding and Squalor using up to date industry information, and an introductory discussion on effective working practices. It’s on in Lismore on Wednesday, 5 August.

BodyThink Educator Training

The Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s leading not-profit supporting all those with eating disorders and body image concerns, invites you to a Dove BodyThink Educator Training, being held on Monday, 7th September in the Fountain Room, Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty Street, Lismore.

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Workshops

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is running workshops on Experiencing Dementia (9.30am - 12:30pm) and Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia (1:00pm - 4:00pm) on Thursday 13 August at South Tweed Community Centre Hall, Corner Heffron and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South.

Training Registration - Confidence and Connection

Please find Registration form for Confidence and ConnectionTraining Registration - Confidence and Connection

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 2 is available now.