The Family Action Centre (FAC) at the University of Newcastle, NSW, believes family wellbeing is the cornerstone of healthy communities, it exists to strengthen families and communities promoting sustainability, social justice and community leadership.
After starting out in 1986 with one project that addressed the needs of caravan park families, they have developed a number of innovative programs:
A self-funded centre FAC acts as a catalyst for social change. Workshops coming up:
Two Day Effective Tools For Community Engagement
Work with facilitators Ted Smeaton and Dee Brooks during August and September in Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Launceston and Darwin. Details here.
Rock and Water
The specific goals of this course are to teach boys – and girls – how to deal with power, strength and powerlessness. October and November 2009 National Tour Dates are now available here.
Drumbeat is an innovative resilience-building workshop using music and rhythm to engage young people, improve their participation and cooperation skills, and encourage personal growth and self-esteem. For more info and to register click here. Workshops will be held in October 2009 and 3 tours are scheduled for 2010.
Results-Based Accountability Training Workshops (RBA)
RBA is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action that improves the quality of life in communities, cities, states, territories and nations, and can also be used to improve the performance of programs, agencies and service systems. Workshops have been programmed for Sydney in December 2009, RBA 101 and RBA Training for Trainers as well as Hobart, Tasmania 7th December and New Zealand, Wellington, 10th December and Christchurch, 11th December. For more info click here.