Begin Before Birth
What happens in the womb can last a lifetime. This new online resource is for mothers, pregnant women, health professionals and students.
Begin Before Birth can be accessed at: http://www.beginbeforebirth.org/
Did you know that Council, in conjunction with a number of sponsors, offer tertiary entrance students bursaries to help offset the cost of their course at a recognised Queensland Tertiary Institution?
Please contact Council on (07) 3412 3412 for more information.
Skilling for Work at Kingston East Neighbourhood Group
Free child care can be arranged the course operates on Tuesdays and Fridays 9.30 am to 2.30 pm for 6 weeks.
Offering: Advice on careers and further education. Enhance your career options and update your skills and abilities.
Basic computer course, resume and interview skills. For more information please visit the Kingston East Neighbourhood Group website: www.keng.org.au
Domestic and Family Violence Awareness
The 'Act as 1' campaign is gathering community support to bring domestic and family violence out from behind closed doors. The Act as 1 message is a call to neighbours, friends, family members, work colleagues and community members to take a stand against domestic and family violence and support those affected.
If you are experiencing elder abuse or you know someone who may be experiencing elder abuse call Lifeline's Elder Abuse Prevention Unit on 1300 651 192 (Queensland only) or 07 3250 1836 (rest of Australia) for free and confidential advice, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
More information is available by visiting the Act as 1 website.
Volunteer Grants Available
Check out the Australian Government's Volunteer Grants website for a list of current grant opportunities aimed at the volunteer sector.
Help Cut Mobility Scooter Accidents
Mobility scooters, gophers or buggies are a great way to get to the shops or around your community if you have physical problems that make it hard for you to walk distances. If you use or are thinking of using a mobility scooter, this publication provides some simple tips to make sure you don't become another injury victim. To download visit www.productsafety.gov.au
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) has established a website which provides information for family members across Australia where a parent has a mental illness and for people who care for and work with them. The website is one tool we use to deliver this information. We also work with the media, researchers, educators, service organisations, consumers, carers and others.
The COPMI initiative is being undertaken by the Australian Infant Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association (AICAFMHA) with funding from the Australian Government. The overall aim of the Australian COPMI initiative is to promote better mental health outcomes for children (0-18 years) of parents with a mental health problem or disorder. Visit the COPMI website.
Practical and Affordable Training for Community Groups
The Our Community Training Brochure, Lead, Learn, Inspire, Achieve - Practical and Affordable Training for Staff, Volunteers and Board Members of Community Groups, has recently been released.
All of the information is available online via www.ourcommunity.com.au/scheduledtraining.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on 03 9320 6800 or email@example.com
Ageing With Vitality: Your Everyday Guide to Healthy Active Living
Ageing With Vitality: Your Everyday Guide to Healthy Active Living is full of tips, real-life stories and sample exercises to make being healthy and active fun.
The guide suggests everyday activities and exercises for strength, balance, flexibility and endurance that you can do at home. It includes tips, simple step-by-step instructions and photographs.
The guide has been made available in smaller downloadable sections and can be accessed via the Queensland Health website.
Australian Government Social Inclusion
The Australian Government's vision of a socially inclusive society is one in which all Australians feel valued and have the opportunity to participate fully in the life of our society.
Achieving this vision means that all Australians will have the resources, opportunities and capability to:
- Learn by participating in education and training;
- Work by participating in employment, in voluntary work and in family and caring;
- Engage by connecting with people and using their local community's resources; and
- Have a voice so that they can influence decisions that affect them.
Check out the Social Inclusion website.
Resources for Older People
This website has a number of great resources for older people and professionals who work with older people, including hospitals and residential aged care providers. Visit the Resources for Older People today.
Logan District Crime Prevention Coordination Crime Bulletin
Every month the Logan District Crime Prevention Coordination produces an electronic crime bulletin filled with information relating to community safety and crime prevetion in Logan. This is essential reading for all residents and has valuable information on how to protect yourself and your property. To sign up to this monthly email bulletin simply email DCPC.Logan@police.qld.gov.au.
Safe City Strategy Release
Council's Safe City Strategy 2010 - 2015 has been released. This strategy provides a strategic framework for crime prevention and community safety activities across Logan City and evidences Council's commitment to providing a broad range of community safety initiatives that will directly impact on the liveability of our city for all residents.
Aspects of Disability and Health in Australia
The aim of this publication is to analyse the health experiences of those in our population with a profound or severe disability in comparison to those with no reported disability.
Check out the Aspects of Disability and Health in Australia resource today.
National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 Summary Document
Download the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (PDF 144 KB) summary document.
Parental Intellectual Disability and Child Protection: Key Issues
The Parental intellectual disability and child protection: Key issues (PDF) paper examines parental intellectual disability and the common risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect to understand if and why parents with intellectual disability are at heightened risk of abusing or neglecting their children.
Disability Awareness E-Learning Resource
This E-Learning Resource was created through the Enhancing Access project, which works to facilitate people with disabilities and those recovering from mental ill health into volunteering. Also working to raise awareness levels in communities, and encourage volunteer managers to recognise the skills and talents of the individual. The aim of this information is to:
- Outline the benefits to your organisation by incorporating an inclusive culture into your volunteer program.
- Look beyond the person's differences and discover how individuals can positively contribute to your volunteer program.
- Show you how you can promote diversity from within – both with paid staff and other volunteers.
- Help you understand some of the issues that may be associated with specific conditions, and whether this would impact on their volunteering.
- Explore the best way to communicate and teach your new volunteer by taking into account the learning style that works best for them.
Check out the e-learning resource.
Improving Housing Responses to Indigenous Patterns of Temporary Mobility
This project was concerned with Indigenous patterns of mobility and social housing responses to these patterns. The research identified types of mobility amongst Indigenous people and the link between mobility and the risk of falling into homelessness. It also outlined how housing policy-makers might respond to increased rates of temporary mobility of Indigenous people.
Cultural Awareness Self Assessment Toolkit
The Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit (CASAT) is a set of good practice standards developed to assist community service organisations improve the quality of their services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities and to improve the organisation's knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
To download the Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit from the ACTCOSS website.
Logan Artists Association Inc
Did you know there is an Association for Artists in Logan? If you are into art and creative projects you might want to check out the Logan Artists website, where you can find out how to get involved.
Queensland Health now has a web page on the new Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Early Childhood Settings. For more information please visit the Queensland Health website.
Need Volunteers: Register Your Organisation
Register your organisation and you will gain the opportunity to connect with thousands of individuals looking for volunteer opportunities that could assist you in your organisation.
Free Training for Coaches and Officials
Child Abuse Prevention Services Resources
Child Abuse Prevention Service's new range of free print and printable resources is now available. The materials are designed to promote key child protection, abuse prevention and protective behaviours messages and have been tailored for the use of specific groups - children, parents, teachers, councils and community workers, survivors of abuse, and those at risk of offending. Some resources are also available in Chinese, Korean, Greek, Italian and Arabic.
These resources can be viewed and downloaded/printed directly from the 'Resources' section of Child Abuse Prevention Services website.
Laying Down the Criminal Law
Laying Down the Criminal Law is an indispensable resource for anyone working with young people, not just for those who have studied social science or social work. It is the essential guide to understanding both the laws and practical aspects of working with young people in Queensland today.
This book contains 7 realistic scenarios, papers on various topics, information sheets for young people and many other useful chapters. YAC also offers a training program which supplements the book.
If you would like further information, please contact 07 3356 1002 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Booklets for Indigenous Young People: "Your Guide to Dealing with Grog"
There are two great booklets with information for Aboriginal teenagers and parents about the risks associated with binge drinking and tips for having a safe and enjoyable night when alcohol is around.
Both booklets were designed for use in discussion groups and counselling and also for display in attractive boxes in Aboriginal health, drug and alcohol, youth and community services.
To download these books and for more information please visit Community Builders.
From Isolation to Connection: A Guide to Understanding and Working with Traumatised Children and Young People
This guide, published by the Child Safety Commissioner, Victoria has been written to help professionals, carers and others understand the needs of children and young people who have been affected by trauma through abuse and neglect.
Download the guide (PDF) today.
Dovetail Project - Alcohol and Substance Abuse for Young People
Dovetail is a new statewide youth and drug and alcohol sector development project currently being established in Queensland. It is designed to support any youth worker or drug and alcohol practitioner who may work with young people around alcohol and substance use across the state.
For more information please visit the Dovetail website where you can download a brochure.