Quarterly News: Jan-Mar 2013
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Visiting Scholars from Utah University
Lori Roggman, Professor of Human Development at Utah State University was our guest. She began her career as a Head Start (Home Start) home visitor and continued as a trainer and consultant for practitioners in infant-toddler and early childhood programs.
Mark Innocenti, Associate Professor of Psychology and a Director at Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. He has worked in the field of early childhood with a focus on the development and evaluation of interventions to promote early development for children at risk, including those with disabilities.
Lori worked on research development with our Fathers and Families Team. She also conducted 2 x Seminars on Developmental Parenting.
A live recording can be viewed here:
Our parenting programs kicked off to a great start in 2013. Perhaps you know a family who would appreciate the opportunity to attend a series of sessions to reflect on the way they currently parent and consider what's working for their family?.
Inspiring presenters and other participants talk about positive change at home in managing misbehaviour.
Our programs are called Triple P and 123 Magic.
Promoting the Master of Family Studies
The University of Nebraska has produced the folloing YouTube clip to promote our International Specilisation in the Master of Family Studies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D9Mu8Bmru8
Healing Foundation, Engaging Aboriginal Fathers
We organised a fantastic camp at Myuna Bay and the weather was great.
Ten parents and 28 kids attended. During the activities the Myuna Bay staff said that they were one of the best group of kids they had in a long time.
Course Development Underway
The Development of 9 new courses in the Master of Family Studies is underway !
We're receiving great support from the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Together with our partner, Interrelate, we're finalising the Responding to Domestic and Family Violence course that will be taught Semester 2, 2013.
Fathers and Families
Richard and Craig had an incredible trip to Mt. Isa. Their workshop on father-inclusive practice with 40 child and family service providers, including several Indigenous agency staff, sponsored by The Royal Flying Doctor service was very well received. Discussions are underway for a repeat workshop with more community input next year.
We're developing a workshop on service-learning for the 2013 Ignite Volunteering Conference (20 June). How can community organisations create partnerships with universities in order to harness the energy/time of student volunteers? http://www.volunteering.com.au/latest_news/ignite_conferences_and_masterclasses/2013_conference.asp
Asset Based Community Driven (ABCD) Facilitator Training Workshops
CLICK HERE to see ABCD 2013 training workshops flyer
Rock and Water-40 Workshops
We've been busy organising workshops all over Australia. Don't miss a workshop in your city!
See our tour dates: www.newcastle.edu.au/rw
See Rock & Water in action: https://www.dropbox.com/s/opfe4qinqcwltv8/Rock and Water in action 2013.mov?m
Got It! Evaluation This project is researching the impact and effectiveness of an early intervention program to prevent development of conduct disorders in children.
Xstrata Project Extended
We're going to work with these 4 x amazing organisations for another year. Carrie's Place, Maitland Neighbourhood Centre, Muswellbrook Women's and Children's Refuge, Singleton Neighbourhood Centre.