A Different Approach with Therapeutic Parenting IMAGE Social Services

A Different Approach with Therapeutic Parenting

June 28, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

We all know that foster carers do very special work. They provide a loving, supportive home for vulnerable children in our community. What many may not know is that most foster carers need to learn, and apply, parenting techniques different from the usual, ‘common sense’ techniques. This alternative parenting framework is required for children who have experienced trauma in their early lives.

GALLERY: Art for more than art's sake IMAGE Social Services

GALLERY: Art for more than art's sake

June 20, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning hosted its Annual Indigenous Art and Cultural Program on 11 and 18 June, with participants thrilled by the artworks they created with guidance from artist Lesley Salem, daughter of renowned artist Les Elvin.

Being mindful, thinking mindfully IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Being mindful, thinking mindfully

June 07, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q I have friends who highly recommend mindfulness meditation as they say it quietens their minds and has done wonders for their worrying thoughts and mental health. However, I am not one for meditation and would like some ideas of how to incorporate mindfulness and mindful thinking into my everyday life. What do you suggest?

CatholicCare’s serving the Muswellbrook community IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CatholicCare’s serving the Muswellbrook community

June 07, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning opened the doors of its new office in Muswellbrook on Monday 5 June.

A Long Journey to Parenthood IMAGE Social Services

A Long Journey to Parenthood

May 29, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

Walking through the front doors of the Hopson family home felt as warm and inviting as the parents themselves, Sharon and Scott, who couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.

Supported Accommodation Superstar: Penny’s Story IMAGE Social Services

Supported Accommodation Superstar: Penny’s Story

May 23, 2017 Jackelyn Bassett

With a beaming smile and confidence that any Hollywood actress would envy, Penny is a natural in front of the camera.

National Families Week IMAGE Social Services

National Families Week

May 16, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

Each year, over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week (15-21 May), Australia’s annual celebration of families.

The Skye’s The Limit IMAGE Social Services

The Skye’s The Limit

May 09, 2017 Jackelyn Bassett

Showing off her dreamcatcher craft project and newfound confidence, Skye Hudson has blossomed under mentoring received through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) facilitated by CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning.