Achieving a ‘work-screen’ balance in family life IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Achieving a ‘work-screen’ balance in family life

May 03, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q   My children seem to be addicted to their electronic devices, especially their iPads, and so getting them to do anything around the house is so difficult. As much as this frustrates me, I accept that I have allowed this to happen and now really want to find ways to reduce their device time. Any ideas?

Mother love: it’s complicated IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Mother love: it’s complicated

May 03, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

I remember when I used to meet up with friends, go to the movies and read as many books as I wanted. I would literally put one book down and pick up another. I remember regularly ringing one of my best friends and enjoying epic two-hour conversations. I remember re-watching all seven seasons of The West Wing in a month (long before Netflix and binge watching were even a thing). I remember walking my dogs every day. I remember lazy Sunday afternoons on the couch. Sometimes I would even have a nap!  

Taree Community Kitchen National Volunteer Week IMAGE Social Services

Taree Community Kitchen National Volunteer Week

May 01, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

It was smiles and scones all round at Taree Community Kitchen on Monday, with CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning hosting a special morning tea to celebrate volunteers ahead of National Volunteer Week.

Out Of Home Care focus group feedback night IMAGE Social Services

Out Of Home Care focus group feedback night

May 01, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Last year CatholicCare foster carers were invited to attend CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning’s Out of Home Care Focus Group Discussion.

Coming to terms with the changes ageing can bring IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Coming to terms with the changes ageing can bring

April 05, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q My father has begun to display early stage dementia and his doctor has confirmed this. My children are aged 5 and 7, and as Dad’s dementia progresses, I want them to develop age-appropriate understanding. At the same time, I don’t want them to think that dementia and the forgetfulness that goes with it is automatically part of growing older. Please give me some tips to encourage them to be patient and thoughtful.

CatholicCare partners with parishes and schools IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CatholicCare partners with parishes and schools

April 05, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

Acting Director, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, Gary Christensen, outlines his approach to his new role. Gary is a Novocastrian who was educated in local Catholic schools and has considerable experience in the areas of child protection, out of home care, mental health and disability services.

Providing children with a Safe Home for Life IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Providing children with a Safe Home for Life

April 05, 2017 Comments Allison Armstrong

According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), nearly 17,000 children and young people in NSW are in Out of Home Care. Around half are in relative or kinship care and half in foster care.

Achieving goals, one step at a time IMAGE Social Services

Achieving goals, one step at a time

April 03, 2017 Comments Bryn Hoskins

Troy is up early. He’s packed his bag with pen and note book and asks Hayley, his Care Team Co-ordinator, for the first but definitely not the last time “When are we going?”