Domestic violence: Remember the frog in the pot IMAGE Aurora

Domestic violence: Remember the frog in the pot

November 02, 2016 Comments Stacey Northam

Domestic and family violence is one of the most significant and visible contributors to trauma-related mental illness within our community, and can single-handedly create significant behavioural, cognitive and developmental impairment in children.

Taree Community Kitchen provides service with a smile IMAGE Aurora

Taree Community Kitchen provides service with a smile

November 02, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Volunteers, donors, staff, Members of Parliament and the wider community all watched with smiles on their face as Rev Brian Mascord VG blessed the Taree Community Kitchen. Their elation was fitting since serving wholesome meals to the public, with a smile, is what the kitchen is all about.

 

Circle of security IMAGE Social Services

Circle of security

October 31, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Parenting can be one of life’s biggest joys, but that does not mean it is always easy.

Taree Children’s Week Art Exhibition IMAGE Social Services

Taree Children’s Week Art Exhibition

October 27, 2016 Comments Alina Ljumanovic

CatholicCare Brighter Futures participants took to the paint and brushes last week! All children on the Brighter Futures program were invited to take part in the 10th Children’s Week Art Exhibition held at Taree Manning Regional Art Gallery.

Have you considered becoming a foster carer? IMAGE Social Services

Have you considered becoming a foster carer?

October 24, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Have you ever considered becoming a foster carer or are you curious to learn more about Out of Home Care? If so, CatholicCare invites you to attend one of its information sessions, to be held at various locations across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in the coming months.

Having the Conversation IMAGE Social Services

Having the Conversation

October 21, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Family and Domestic Violence Case Manager, Stacey Northam, and Counsellor, Barbra Squire, were asked to present their ‘Having the Conversation, Notes from the Field’ model about utilising empowerment-oriented engagement strategies in supporting effective, sustainable change in the domestic violence cycle at the 2016 Childhood Trauma Conference in Melbourne.

Mental Health Month: An opportunity to learn and grow IMAGE Aurora

Mental Health Month: An opportunity to learn and grow

October 05, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

October is Mental Health Month, a time when we are encouraged to acknowledge and talk about mental health. Good mental health can be defined in the following way: “Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” (World Health Organisation).

 

Is anxiety the disease of the 21st century, and what can we do about it? IMAGE Aurora

Is anxiety the disease of the 21st century, and what can we do about it?

October 05, 2016 Comments Steve Zolezzi

God grant me the serenity 
To accept the things I cannot change, 
Courage to change the things I can, 
And wisdom to know the difference. 

Reinhold Niebuhr