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November 2016

FLPN Members Meeting- Rosie Batty Presentation

November 10, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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If you would like to attend, please RSVP FLPN Project Officer on pathwaysas@ra-nt.org.au.

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Community Legal Education Session- Launch FLPN website

November 14, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Judge Young will be officially launching the Family Law Pathways Network website. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  If FLPN members would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday 11th November by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or by phone)  

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December 2016

Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Practical learnings to improve your practice.

December 1, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

This webinar is brought to you by 1800RESPECT as part of the Stand Together against Domestic and Family Violence campaign during the 16 Days of Action, 25 November - 10 December. Family violence is a serious problem for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the nation.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 35 times more likely to be hospitalised and twice as likely to die as an outcome of family violence compared to other Australian women.  This…

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FLPN Members Meeting- Inclusivity in the workplace

December 8, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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This is a Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) general awareness education session aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination.  The presentation will cover topics such as: Definitions (unpacking the alphabet soup), Key health issues and challenges for SGD people, and Practical supports (quality improvements) towards inclusive service delivery, Fact sheets and handouts including referrals and support material will also be available for participants. Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  If FLPN members…

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February 2017

FLPN Members Meeting – Taking care of yourself in 2017

February 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The presenter for this FLPN members meeting is Doug Dunlop (Senior Counsellor, Relationships Australia). With the start of a new year, it is often a good opportunity to explore the importance of self-care.  The session will include a discussion on self-care, strategies for looking after yourself and activities. Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 7th February…

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March 2017

Supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds: Good practice and measuring settlement outcomes.

March 23, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This webinar is being presented by Nadine Liddy, Heather Stewart and John De Maio.  It will bring together research, policy and practice perspectives to discuss how to best support young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.  Please see link for registration  

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CLE- “Young People and Family Law”

March 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

Community Legal Education session with Judge Young.  Judge Young will chair a discussion on Young People and Family Law. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  Refreshments are provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Friday 24th March by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or by phone)

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April 2017

FLPN Members Meeting – Technology-facilitated abuse and its relationship to domestic and family violence

April 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The presenter for this workshop is eSafety Women. This workshop equips frontline and specialist staff, support workers and those volunteering in the domestic violence field with practice skills and knowledge to support women and families experiencing, or at risk of, technology abuse. This workshop is being offered at two separate times.  The first session is from 9:00am-11:00am and the second session is 11:45-1:45pm. When registering, please nominate your preferred session time. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch…

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May 2017

Mental Health Training: Engaging and Working with People who are Experiencing Mental Health Problems

May 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Alice Springs Convention Centre, 93 Barrett Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$60

Mike Cassidy from the Mental Health Association of Central Australia presents "Mental Health Training:  Engaging and Working with People who are Experiencing Mental Health Problems".  This interactive workshop aims to equip participants with knowledge and practical skills in recognising and responding to people with mental health problems.  It has been designed for workers from a range of professional backgrounds; including the community service sector, family law and legal practitioners.  The workshop will focus on: Signs and symptoms of depression.  Including…

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June 2017

FLPN Members Meeting- Sexual Diversity and Inclusivity

June 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Daniel Alderman from NT Aids and Hepatitis Council will be presenting on "Sexual Diversity and Inclusivity". Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 30th May by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or by phone)

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July 2017

CLE – Support and Legal Services for Indigenous Families Experiencing Separation

July 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Community Legal Education Session with Judge Young.  The CLE will include snapshots from the following organisations on the range of services that they provide and referral pathways: NT Legal Aid Commission Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit Family Relationship Centre (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  Refreshments are provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Thursday 27th July by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or by phone)

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August 2017

FLPN Members Meeting – Overview of services provided by the Mental Health Illness Fellowship of Australia

August 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Steffanie Kitto (Promotions and Development, Mental Illness fellowship of Australia) will be presenting on what the MiTrack, Carers and MiVoice Programs provide and referral pathways. Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light breakfast is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 8th August by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or by phone)

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September 2017

Domestic Violence in Family Law: One Size Does Not Fit All-Overview, Risk Assessment, Pragmatics

September 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 82 Barrett Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$120

Dr Robert Simon is an internationally distinguished forensic psychologist, based in San Diego, CA and Maui HI. His area of expertise and focus is forensic family psychology, divorce, family conflict and child custody disputes. This workshop will discuss the issue of domestic violence, in the context of families who are experiencing separation. This includes: The impact of domestic violence on children, especially on child development and neuropsychological development. Contemporary notions of the various types of intimate partner violence will be…

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October 2017

FLPN Members Meeting – eSafety Workshop on Young People and Technology

October 31, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An eSafety expert from the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner will be delivering a free workshop on how you can help keep young people safe online.  From this workshop, you will learn how young people are using social media and technology, making complaints about child cyberbullying and how the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner can help remove serious cyberbullying material. Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch…

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November 2017

CLE – Responding to the impact of separation, inter-parental conflict and family and domestic violence can have on children and parents: a discussion on ANROW’s research papers and services available in Alice Springs

November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Community Legal Education session with Judge Young.  ANROWS has published two research papers on the impact inter-parental conflict and family and domestic violence can have on parents, their parenting behaviours and children's development and wellbeing.  Key findings from the research will be discussed in the context of family law. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  Refreshments are provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Friday 10th November by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or by phone)

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December 2017

FLPN Members Meeting – Support and Resources for Separated Families over Christmas period.

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Meeting Room- Relationships Australia, Alice Springs Hospital, Room 1 Liebig Building
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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This FLPN members meeting will include a snapshot on services that can support families through the Christmas period, tips to help separated families and an overview of resources you can provide to the families you work with. Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  Morning tea is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 5th December by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or by phone)

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February 2018

FLPN Members Meeting- Having a look at Trauma

February 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Doug Dunlop (Senior Counsellor at Relationships Australia) will be presenting on trauma.  The presentation will include: Understanding Acute Stress and Complex Trauma A basic understanding of the neurobiology of complex trauma Understanding what happens in the psyche Working with and supporting traumatised clients Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 13th February by emailing the FLPN Project Officer or…

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Community Legal Education Session- The care of very young children in separated families; a framework for parenting decisions

February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Community Legal Education (CLE) session with Judge Young.  Care arrangements for very young children, in separated families, has been a topical issue for some time.  In 2014, Jennifer McIntosh, Marsha Pruett and Joan Kelly developed a "Framework for supporting overnight care decisions for young children of separated parents".  This CLE will involve a discussion on points from the framework, considerations the Federal Circuit Court give to the developmental needs of very young children when deciding upon care arrangements, use of the "Charting Overnight…

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April 2018

FLPN Members Meeting- Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Families in Alice Springs

April 5, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Marguerite Baptiste-Rooke (Manager Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia) will be presenting on: Demographics of the CALD community in Alice Springs Services that the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia provide Facilitated discussion.  Includes the opportunity for questions and answers on how to work with and support CALD families.   Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 3rd April by…

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June 2018

FLPN Members Meeting- Discussion Panel on Domestic Violence Orders

June 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

Representatives from Domestic Violence and Family Violence Services, Police and Legal Services will be involved in a panel discussion on domestic violence orders on: Application processes for Domestic Violence Orders Referral pathways for people experiencing domestic and family violence Opportunity for general discussion on this topic Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 12th June by emailing…

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July 2018

Working with Families in Legal Settings: a Developmental Perspective

July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop is about Do you work in the legal and community service sector with families experiencing separation? Would you like to know more about care arrangements that are developmentally friendly and supportive for children? If yes, come and hear about: Child Development: Ages, stages, brain development and trauma, how children react to parental separation at various stages of child development. What considerations have to be made for court, counselling and for effective support. Attachment and temperament: Attachment and temperament–…

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Community Legal Education Session- Discussion on opportunities for collaboration in supporting Aboriginal Families through the Federal Circuit Court

July 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

Community Legal Education (CLE) session with Judge Young.  There has been the establishment of an Indigenous Court list within the Federal Circuit Court of Australia by Former Judge Sexton (NSW) and Judge Kelly (Adelaide). This CLE is an opportunity for organisations to have a collaborative discussion on: What are the needs of Indigenous families going through the Federal Circuit Court What services currently support Indigenous families experiencing separation How could an Indigenous Court list work in Alice Springs and what…

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August 2018

FLPN Members Meeting- International Child Abduction and the Hague Convention

August 30, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

Rebecca Chapman (Managing Lawyer, Legal Service, International Social Services) will be presenting on: What services International Social Services (ISS) provide Risk factors for international abduction ISS role in cases where there is international child abduction Hague Convention Opportunity for brief agency updates following presentation. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A light lunch is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 28th August by registering below).

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September 2018

Trauma Informed Practice with Families

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018
Mecure Alice Springs Resort, 34 Stott Terrace
Alice Springs, N Australia
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The Alice Springs FLPN and Sexual Assault Referral Centre are pleased to host a two day workshop, presented by Pauline Lodge and Glenda Kickett from the Australian Childhood Foundation. As professionals in the legal and community service sector continue to enhance their understanding of neurobiology, trauma and the range of modalities that stem from this knowledge, the question often posed is, “How do I put this knowledge into practice with children and families?” This two day workshop will provide a…

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October 2018

FLPN Members Meeting- Supporting Families Through Separation

October 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

When parents separate, there are several options for them to discuss and decide children's care arrangements, parenting decisions and their children's wellbeing.  This presentation is to help professionals understand the different pathways that are available to families experiencing separation in Alice Springs.  It will include information on: Overview of key Family Law principles and terms. What a private family agreement is. Referral and information on the processes for Family Law Conferencing (NT Legal Aid Commission) and Family Dispute Resolution (Relationships Australia). Child…

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November 2018

Community Legal Education Session- Indigenous List

November 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

The Community Legal Education (CLE) session with Judge Young, is to enable further discussion and information sharing regarding the Indigenous List for the Federal Circuit Court in Alice Springs.  The session will include: Update on the model for the Indigenous List. Review and feedback from the Indigenous List that occurred on 12th November. Any other considerations for the pilot. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  Refreshments are provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please register below by Friday 9th November.)

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December 2018

FLPN Members Meeting- Network Meeting

December 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

To celebrate the end of the year, there will be a Christmas Family Law Pathways Network Members Meeting.  This will provide the opportunity for agency updates on services during the Christmas period.  The updated FLPN Christmas and Separated Families Tips, Resources and Service Information sheet will also be available. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  Morning tea is provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP below, by Monday 3rd December.)

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February 2019

FLPN Members Meeting – Shapshot on Emerging Minds; who they are and what they do

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

Emerging Minds is the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.  Emerging Minds provides help to professionals to connect better with mental health support and approaches for infants, children and families.  They will be coming to Alice Springs for the FLPN Members Meeting and would like to meet with professionals to explain: What Emerging Minds is Training and resources they offer for professionals Practice support for professionals How professionals can get involved with Emerging Minds (Please note this event is for…

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March 2019

Community Legal Education Session – Parenting support and parenting programs in Alice Springs

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
Free

The Community Legal Education Session will include short presentations by several organisations in Alice Springs that provide parenting support, parenting programs and relationship education courses. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  Refreshments to be provided.  Please specify any dietary requirements.  To attend, please RSVP below, by Monday 25nd March.)

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May 2019

FLPN Members Meeting – National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

The presentation will include the following information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): What is NDIS, including different streams for disability and psychosocial disability. If parents of a child who have a disability separate, what is the process. If a parent has a disability, and they separate, what is the process (including if they need support when caring for their child/children). Services that can support families through NDIS. Opportunity for questions. (Please note this event is for FLPN members.  A…

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