Beyond the quick fix. Regional Migration, Multi+ Interculturalism Symposium

Man walking among flagsLatrobe University – Department of Humanities – will present a one-day symposium in Bendigo on 12 November 2019 which will discuss research and practice insights for socially sustainable regional migration and multiculturalism.

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week Information Session

Gambling Harm Awareness Week LogoGreater Shepparton City Council and Get Mooving, in partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Primary Care Connect Shepparton, are hosting an event to engage with the community about why gambling harm matters.

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Working with Migrants and Refugees Experiencing Grief

 PatlamazoglouThis webinar will explore the experiences of migrants, refugees, and international students, as well as the impact of migratory grief and associated bereavement on the process of migration and cultural adjustment. Evidence-based implications for counselling and psychological practice and professional support will be discussed and suggestions for further research will be noted. The webinar will draw upon recent findings of the relevant research, clinical experience, and existing literature. Topics including disenfranchised grief; migration; refugees; asylum seekers; and resettlement, rehabilitation, and relocation will be discussed.

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ManNewScript – rewriting the way we work with men

boys into menJoin the Child and Family Services Alliance and Goulburn Family Violence Executive at the ManNewScript Conference on 13 November at the Woolshed, Emerald Bank. We aim to create the space to inspire conversation, gain deeper insight and discuss modern attitudes about approaches to working with men in a contemporary space.  Our focus is towards encouraging and challenging our thinking as practitioners and communities, as we move forward into a new era.

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Australian Citizenship Day 2019

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Australian Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on 17 September.

Australian Citizenship Day is a special day to reflect on and celebrate being an Australian citizen. Australian Citizenship is more than a legal status. It is our common bond that represents our shared democratic beliefs and gives us a sense of belonging and pride in our achievements as a nation.

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Migration Information Session

National Union of Workers LogoA lawyer from the National Union of Workers will conduct a Migration Information Session on the evening of 30 September for the aid of temporary workers and sessional workers in the region of Greater Shepparton. A number of wage cases for sessional and temporary worker visa holders in the region have been won for the benefit of workers. This session will also target Arabic-speaking workers.

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Standard Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Australia logoStandard Mental Health First Aid is offered in Shepparton as a free, two-day course. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The sessions will commence at the Senior Citizens Centre on Thursday 12 September and Thursday 19 September.

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