Cindy's had the time of her life IMAGE Aurora

Cindy's had the time of her life

October 05, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Adorned in a white sequinned dress, lace shoes, flowers in her hair and a satin clutch to complete the look, Cindy Pritchard looked every bit the princess when she recently made her debut at the ‘Love Is in the Air’ Ball.

Learning to pass on the skills of resilience IMAGE Aurora

Learning to pass on the skills of resilience

October 05, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  I am interested in learning ways to teach my seven-year-old daughter some resilience skills. She seems to become emotionally overwhelmed every time she is presented with a challenging situation or when she ‘loses’ in a game with us at home or at school. Sometimes she gives up trying because her emotions take over. I really want to teach her that it is okay not to be the best at everything, and also not to give up on something just because it feels too hard. Where do I start?

"Do you love me the same as the other children in your family?" IMAGE Aurora

"Do you love me the same as the other children in your family?"

October 05, 2016 Comments Fiona McCalden

It was a sunny autumn afternoon and my class of Year 2 students had just left for the day when I opened a newsletter in my emails. I was reading through it when an advertisement from CatholicCare, calling for foster carers, caught my eye. There was a phone number to call. I picked up the phone…

Brighter Futures craft day IMAGE Social Services

Brighter Futures craft day

October 04, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

On Thursday 6 October CatholicCare staff in Taree are supporting families with young children to “Brighten their Futures” via a morning of glitter and glue, sparkles and snakes.

Mental Health Month 2016 IMAGE Social Services

Mental Health Month 2016

September 26, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

October, Mental Health Month, is a timely reminder to take stock of our mental health and that of those around us.

Rage program teaches anger management IMAGE Social Services

Rage program teaches anger management

September 19, 2016 Erwin Webb

As a counsellor, I work with many clients battling with their anger or the effects of anger. Often, they have never learned to manage effectively this powerful emotion and so they represent a very vulnerable group.  

Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities IMAGE Social Services

Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities

September 15, 2016 Comments Lil Bryant-Johnson

Plans to place the burden of budget repair on those who can least afford it were wrong morally and economically.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed the Federal Parliament’s decision to change their plans to cut the energy supplement to welfare recipients.

Foster care: A willingness to provide love and a nurturing environment IMAGE Social Services

Foster care: A willingness to provide love and a nurturing environment

September 12, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

As I arrived at her home, Marg greeted me with a warm smile and an enthusiastic wave. Upon entering, I felt instantly at ease, despite only having met her once, very briefly.