Apology Day Event
On Friday, 13 February 2015, over 350 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people came together for Apology Day at Muru Mittigar!
The Apology to Australia’s Aboriginal Peoples was delivered by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on February 13, 2008, and acknowledged in particular the Stolen Generations. The significance of the Apology is enormous – for many the Apology represented a public admission of the governments responsibility for the trauma, loss and separation from family, community, culture and land that the Stolen Generations have experienced, and represents an important stage of the journey of healing.
It was amazing to see double the number of attendees this year. There were over 40 stalls, children’s activities, a smoking ceremony by Uncle Wes, workshops and many attendees participated in creating a Healing tree. Attendees also had the opportunity to listen to stories past and present from Local Elders and community members. We would like to thank the The Healing Foundation for funding this event, a partnership between FWT+DP and Muru Mittigar.
FWT+DP offers a wide range of development workshops to the community sector. Face to face workshops are held at various locations throughout Western Sydney. FWT+DP provides a comprehensive list of training workshops for workers working with families with children 0-17. Educators can view available workshops and download flyers by clicking here. FWT+DP responds to the needs of workers when coordinating training and always loves to hear from workers about their training needs.
White Ribbon Day
Posted 24/11/2014 White Ribbon Day is on Nov 25th. The staff at FWT+DP will be taking part in activities to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and White Ribbon Day. We have wrapped our office in white. White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education, and programs with youth, schools, workplaces and across the broader community.
Welcoming Catherine White, FWT+DP new Executive Officer
Posted 24/11/2014 Our new executive officer- Catherine White has been settling in since joined the team on the 17th September 2014. Catherine was previously the manager at the Women’s Activity and Self-Help Center for ten years. We all look forward to this new chapter in FWT+DP’s development.
Posted on 24/9/2014 We are excited to announce the Father Inclusive Practice E-learning Development Series is now LIVE!
Family Worker Training + Development Programme has developed an on-line Father Inclusive Practice Learning Program that allow participants to work through four training modules at their own pace. Once you have completed the E-Learning development series we would like to learn more about your experience with the Father Inclusive Practice Workplace Learning Program.