Shepparton Pathways to Care – Suicide Bereavement Workshop

StandBy Response Service – which provides support after suicide conducted a full day bereavement workshop in Shepparton on 27 March 2019. This workshop engaged service providers and community caregivers with basic suicide bereavement intervention skills and to enhance communities capacity to respond to suicide, trauma and related issues.

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Shepparton community members come together after Christchurch terror attack.

The Shepparton community has come together to talk about the effect of the Christchurch terror attack. Organised by the Greater Shepparton Youth of Colour and Culture, the Community Conversations event on Tuesday focused on the topic ‘unpacking the impact of terrorism on our communities’.

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Community Conversations – Unpacking the impact of terrorism on our communities

In the light of the Christchurch Massacre, a local initiative – Community Conversations – driven by the young people of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley will take place at Queens Gardens tomorrow evening – March 26th, from 6:30 pm.

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Shepparton Nawruz Celebration 2019

Nawruz is a Persian festival which is celebrated by people in Afghanistan, Iran Tajikistan, Kurdistan and other parts of the Persian-speaking world. Nawruz is the first day of Hamal (Farvardin), the first month of the Afghani or Iranian solar year. Since ancient times it has been the great national holiday.

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Settlement Council of Australia – Statement on Christchurch shooting


In light of the horrific attacks in Christchurch last Friday,the Settlement Council of Australia would like to acknowledge the heartfelt outpouring of people across Australia, New Zealand and the world in solidarity with our Muslim communities, and to stand up to hatred and violence.

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Most Australians say migrants are a strength not a burden: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Australians view immigrants as a national strength, the second biggest share among the world’s top migrant destination countries. A survey of 18 nations which together host more than half the world’s immigrants found 64 per cent of Australians think migrants have made the country stronger because of their work and talents. Only Canada had a higher share at 68 per cent, the survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre shows.

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Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work

Critical multicultural practice, rather than being a specialism, is integral to Australian social work. Drawing on critical race theory, critical multiculturalism, intersectionality and critical reflection as practice theory, this major new edited collection challenges many of the dominant assumptions of cross-cultural social work and provides instead a new model of transformative engagement.

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