Tag Archives: My work

7 principles guiding my work

When I started facilitating workshops on evidence-based programs and practice as part of the Children and Families Expert Panel, I wanted to ensure that my approach was consistent with my commitment to strengths-based approaches and bottom-up community development. In planning … Continue reading

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Building relationship between caravan park (trailer park) residents and school

An article originally published in the Boys in School Bulletin (2009). This article is about engaging students (boy and girls) and their families from a marginalised section of the community.  Caravan parks are similar to Trailer Parks in North America. … Continue reading

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My background in peace and environment groups

At a recent Transition Newcastle planning weekend, we shared some of how we came to be at the weekend. As I celebrated my 50th birthday last week, I think I am justified in reflecting on how my journey so far … Continue reading

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Family Action Centre staff retreat

Last week Dee and I helped facilitate the two day Family Action Centre (FAC) staff retreat. Each year we get together to reflect on our work, develop the team and recharge our batteries. Dee and I have helped run a … Continue reading

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What am I?

I was recently discussing with Deb, my supervisor, what I should call myself. My role at the Family Action Centre, involves teaching, research, training and community programs. I’ve thought of myself as a community worker or youth worker for most … Continue reading

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