Category Archives: Families & parenting

Creating a safe space for a workshop on Zoom

Reflecting on strategies for creating a safe space for an Alternatives to Violence Project workshop we are offering via Zoom Continue reading

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7 tips for dealing with conflict while having to stay home

Seven tips that might help when responding to conflict during the COVID-19 crisis and being made to spend more time with our families or households. Continue reading

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Evidence-Informed Practice and the Integration of Research, Policy, Teaching and Practice in Family Services

The text of an article Deb Hartman and I have just had published in Developing Practice on evidence-informed practice and the integration of research, policy, teaching and practice in family services Continue reading

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Name.Narrate.Navigate: a program for young people who use violence in their families

Name.Narrate.Navigate (NNN) is a program exploring trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive responses to family and domestic violence by young people. NNN, works with young people who have committed family and domestic violence; are identified at risk of coming into contact with the justice system for same; or who live in family and community contexts with high rates of family and domestic violence. The program also works to upskill practitioners in a range of sectors to work with these young people in ways that address the spectrum of violence, abuse and trauma from victimisation through perpetration. Continue reading

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Promoting Nonviolent Relationships: Alternatives to Violence Project Workshops with Parents

These slides are a presentation Gener Lapina and I did at the Rethinking Peace, Conflict and Governance conference in Paramatta (12-14 February 2020). It was part of a session called “Alternatives to Violence, Psychosocial Transformation and Peacebuilding.” Some of the … Continue reading

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Special days and dates for families and communities – 2020

Here are some significant international and Australian national days/weeks for 2020 that focus on issues related to families and communities. Continue reading

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SNUG: retreats connecting families

A brief video and a bit of an overview of SNUG: retreats connection families caring for a child with a rare health condition. Continue reading

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Some literature on engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities

A collection of articles on engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities Continue reading

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A reading list on family and community engagement

Here is a reading list for an online elective I offer to students at the University of Newcastle about family and community engagement. Continue reading

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An example of strengths-based engagement

The following is part of a reflection from Vanessa Linden, one of my students in HLSC6105 (Engaging families and communities) as part of her Master of Family Studies at the University of Newcastle. She was happy for me to share … Continue reading

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