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.

CatholicCare’s serving the Muswellbrook community IMAGE Aurora

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.

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.

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Caring for those in supported accommodation

May 03, 2017 Comments Andrea Walters

In my role as NDIS Program Manager with CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, I have been fortunate enough to witness our clients in supported accommodation experience so many memorable times. 

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

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?