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Relationships Australia Training Room

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5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
(08) 89 504100

November 2016

Community Legal Education Session- Launch FLPN website

November 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - November 15, 2016 @ 4:00 am
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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding Separation within Same-Sex Parented Families

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Do you work in the legal and community service sector with families experiencing separation?  Would you like to know more about separation within same-sex parented families?  If yes, come and hear Dr Luke Gahan speak about: Understanding Same-Sex Parented Families: -Common terms -Myths -Same-Sex Divorce Trends -Research on Same-Sex parents from abroad Changing Social and Legal Realities: -2011 and 2016 Census figures -Data on social change in acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender in Australia. -Polyamory/ Poly-Parenting -Legal changes…

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June 2019

FLPN Members Meeting – Service snapshots for National Redress Scheme and Sexual Assault Referral Centre

June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come and hear Karen Spitz (Redress Scheme Case Worker) and Christa Bartjen-Westermann (Manager of Sexual Assault Referral Centre) provide overviews of their services.  This includes: The National Redress Scheme is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.  Information will be provided on the background and how the National Redress Scheme operates. Also, the process for people accessing the scheme such as eligibility, application processes, timeframes, support and referral options. The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)…

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July 2019

Community Legal Education Session – What are the changes to the Family Law Act on Family Violence and Cross-examination

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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There have been some significant changes to the Family Law Act regarding cross examination in cases where there are allegations of domestic violence.  Annelise Hey (Lawyer, NT Legal Aid Commission) will be presenting on: Changes to the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Act 2018.  What are these changes and what does it mean for families going through the Federal Circuit Court who have experienced domestic violence. What is the Commonwealth Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parities…

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August 2019

FLPN Members Meeting – What is the Child Friendly Alice Community Profile (Cancelled)

August 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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This is a combined Alice Springs Network Group and Family Law Pathways Network Members meeting. Have you ever been looking for current and detailed information and data on issues that are important for children, young people and families in Alice Springs? Sarah Brittle (Child Friendly Alice) will be presenting on the Child Friendly Alice Community Profile.  The Profile paints a picture using public data and the voices of people living in Alice Springs.  The presentation will include: What is the…

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FLPN Members Meeting- What is the Child Friendly Alice Community Profile

August 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Relationships Australia Training Room, 5/11 Railway Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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This is a combined Alice Springs Network Group and Family Law Pathways Network Members meeting. Have you ever been looking for current and detailed information and data on issues that are important for children, young people and families in Alice Springs? Sarah Brittle (Child Friendly Alice) will be presenting on the Child Friendly Alice Community Profile.  The Profile paints a picture using public data and the voices of people living in Alice Springs.  The presentation will include: What is the…

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