Category Archives: Families & parenting

Best practice in counselling and mediation services: A collaborative case study of Uniting

A summary of a recently published report by Tamara Blakemore and me: Best practice and trends in counselling and mediation services in NSW: A collaborative case study of Uniting. Continue reading

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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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