Workshops, Webinars and Training

Family Action Centre

Webinar held Thursday 3rd August

Click here for details Framing messages to engage fathers in the first 1000 days

This webinar contents will help service providers frame effective messages to fathers during their baby’s crucial first years. This event was presented by: Richard Fletcher, Chris May and Jennifer StGeorge from UON.


Our Health Rules supports healthier lifestyles through community activities and professional development training.

  • Community workshop series in the Tanilba Bay a suburb of the Port Stephens region on Thursday mornings for 9 weeks starting 20th July 2017

    Parents and carers can participate in a low impact exercise class and family oriented nutrition topic.
  • Professional development seminar on child feeding will be held at The Family Action Centre on Wednesday 29 November 2017, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

    This seminar covers healthy eating requirements for different age groups, common issues such as fussy eating behaviour, over and undereating and how family workers can assist parents looking for support.

Workshops and training are delivered by expert Accredited Practicing Dietitians.

Enquiries: Anne Hills   Tel 02 4921 5503 mob: 0437 459 598


Small Steps Family Small Steps is a two-day workshop devised by Lyn Stoker and Richard Fletcher as a skills-based learning unit to complement the Masters of Family Studies courses in Family Violence and Working with Vulnerable Fathers.
It is also designed for upskilling practitioners who work with families to encourage early intervention to prevent family violence.

Enquiries: Family Action Centre 4921 6858

Child Centred Practice

These half day workshops both consider the topic: Keeping Children Safe – what can we do?”

a/ Talking with parents about difficult conversations

b/ Family inclusion as a strategy to protect children

These workshops are held twice yearly at the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle.

There is no cost but RSVP is essential.

Email enquiries to: or phone: 02 4921 6858