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FWT+DP thanks you for your support in 2014.

Best wishes for a safe and peaceful festive season and a

New Year that brings you opportunities and success.

We look forward to working with you again in 2015.

We are closed from December 24th to 12th January 2015

FWT+DP Training Calendar OUT NOW!

Posted 2/12/2014

Get in early! There are many great training opportunities to choose from in February and March 2015

Apology Day 2015 Event and Call for Stall Holders

Re posted on: 02/12/2014

Family Worker Training and Muru Mittigar would like to invite workers and community to our event in February 2015 to commemorate the Apology given in 2008. This is held at Muru Mittigar,Castlereagh.

If your organisation is interested in holding a stall to promote your service please fill in the stall holder’s registration form. Click here to access flyer and stall holder application form

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.

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 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.


Triple P November Newsletter OUT NOW

Posted on 20/11/2014

In this edition we will hear from an Aboriginal Triple P practitioner, learn about  Fire Recovery Triple P in the Blue Mountains and look at some recent research about Triple P and Divorced Parents.

Father Inclusive Practice E-Learning Development Series

Posted on 24/9/2014

We are excited to announce the Father Inclusive Practice E-learning Development Series is now LIVE!

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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.

Celebrating 30 Years AGM 1984-2014 +  Jackie Wilgress Retires

Posted on 22/9/2014


At  Family Worker Training & Development Program (FWT+DP) AGM a farewell was held for Jackie Wilgress our Executive Officer, as this was her last formality before her retirement.  Jackie has been with FWT+DP for 19 years we all wish her well in her retirement.

Some amazing details about the growth of FWT+DP from 2 part time workers in 1984 to the 11  as well as the amazing numbers of workers who have benefited from our training.

 Triple P August Newsletter click here to view

Posted on: 3/9/2014

In this edition we will be exploring various topics such as using parenting surveys and implementing Triple P for
lifestyle issues such as childhood obesity.


2014 Impact Measurement Awards!!!


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Family Worker Training + Development Programme Inc has received the ‘Honourable Mention 2014 Impact Measurement Award’ for Achievements in Impact Measurement for a small Not-For-Profit’.

The Impact Measurement Awards recognise excellence and achievement in impact measurement across the community, corporate and government sectors. FWT+DP was one of 136 finalists from across Australia. This year’s Judges focused on organisations that were using organisational impact measurement in ways that demonstrated striving for improvement, embedded sustainability, transparency and accountability.


 Aboriginal Womens Leadership Graduation Celebration

In March 2014 ten Aboriginal women from Western Sydney graduated from the first ever Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Program run locally. The ‘Strong Women’s Voices = Strong Communities Program’ was developed by Jackie Stewart from Family Worker Training + Development Programme.

FWT+DP – our Story

What we can do for you

What are we good at?

To find out more watch this video about FWT+DP

Family Worker Training + Development Programme Inc (FWT+DP) has been around since 1984 providing local, affordable practice based training to workers working with families in Western Sydney. We aim to try and influence change in whole of community practice.

Our training covers issues of working with families, diverse communities, Aboriginal families and communities, mental health- the whole range of issues society faces, that’s the sort of training we do! Please contact us to find out more about FWT+DP and possible opportunities to work together.


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Coming Soon 2015

Apology Day  Feb 2015







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Parents impacted by trauma Feb 2015








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