Parenting in the Digital World – Dolly’s Dream

Dolly’s Dream was set up in memory of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, aged 14, who took her own life after an extended period of bullying and cyberbullying. Parenting in the Digital World is designed to support parents, workers and young people to play an active role in the digital world by empowering, rather than scaring them. It is evidence based and discusses the latest research available and presents it in a way that is easy to understand. Parenting in the Digital World Workshops are coming to Shepparton on 25, 26 and 27 June.

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Elder Abuse Awareness – Arabic Speaking Communities

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria LogoThe Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria – in collaboration with Seniors Rights Victoria is offering a two day practical training course on delivery of Elder Abuse Awareness to groups of older people and their families from ARABIC speaking Communities. This is an exciting opportunity to develop community awareness of Elder Abuse in the Arabic-speaking CALD Community.

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Visit to Shepparton Law Courts

Shepparton Law CourtsStudents from Shepparton English Language Centre visited the new Shepparton Law Courts on Tuesday, 4 June. Students at the Language Centre are all from overseas – new settlements and refugees. A court visit is important, for in some middle-eastern cultures, to be seen at court is culturally a matter of shame. So the visit enabled all the students to feel at ease and learn about the Law Courts of Shepparton.

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FECCA Staff visit Shepparton

Staff of Ethnic Council with FECCA OfficersBoard and Staff of The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District assembled to meet and hear from staff of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA) – who were in Shepparton for two days to hear from community leaders and members and staff of Ethnic Council on issues of concern. On Friday 7 June, the FECCA representatives met with Ethnic Council staff and Board members.

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Shepparton’s Refugee Week, 2019

Refugee Week LogoRefugee Week 2019 will be celebrated from Sunday June 16 up to Saturday June 22, 2019. In observance of Refugee Week, the Shepparton Interfaith Network in collaboration with Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District will present a Multifaith Service at St Brendan’s Church, Shepparton on 20 June, at 6:00pm. The theme for the service is “The Refugee in Australia“.

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