Dual citizenship’s not always a liability! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Dual citizenship’s not always a liability!

October 04, 2017 Comments Virginia Tsang

Not many people can say that they have a family in two different continents but CatholicCare’s Virginia Tsang is very used to having a Mum and Dad in Australia and a 媽媽 and 爸爸 in Hong Kong. She shares her story.

An invitation to DNA Workshop IMAGE Social Services

An invitation to DNA Workshop

September 25, 2017 Comments Lynne Williamson

An invitation to DNA Workshop, courtesy of the Small Grants program Forced Adoption services, Relationships Australia, to be held on Saturday 21 October 2017.

Register early for supported accommodation IMAGE Social Services

Register early for supported accommodation

September 18, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning’s Acting Director, Gary Christensen, is encouraging people who have a disability and are interested in moving into modern, supported accommodation to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.

Awkward conversations IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Awkward conversations

September 06, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q Last month you gave advice on how to begin an awkward conversation with a colleague. I would like advice on how to be on the receiving end of those awkward conversations. I hate conflict and am worried that I might let my emotions get in the way of resolving an issue a colleague has raised with me. What should I keep in mind to help me accept potentially awkward feedback in a respectful way?

CatholicCare’s supporting our most vulnerable children IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CatholicCare’s supporting our most vulnerable children

September 06, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

“Foster carers are very special people who provide love, support and stability to some of our country’s most vulnerable children,” Gary Christensen, Acting Director of CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, said on the eve of NSW Foster Care Week.

CatholicCare’s creating a calming space IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare’s creating a calming space

August 21, 2017 Comments Kate Thornthwaite

CatholicCare’s Maitland office has undergone renovations. Upgrades to our Family Contact Room and Meeting Room are now complete and there is also a teenage retreat space.

Transforming the lives of people living with a disability IMAGE Social Services

Transforming the lives of people living with a disability

August 15, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning has launched a video to help the community better understand what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is, and how it’s transforming the lives of people living with a disability.

Love Child: It isn't like that anymore IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Love Child: It isn't like that anymore

August 02, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

Jackelyn Bassett spoke to Chloe Allsopp, CatholicCare’s psychologist working in the field of open adoption.

Q What is your role in supporting the open adoption process?

A I provide information and counselling to anyone affected by adoption, past or present. This can relate to mandatory adoption counselling for parents considering adopting their newborn, counselling for those who were adopted or who have adopted, and providing information or services to assist with contacting birth parents.