Our Story, What we can do for you, What are we good at? To find out more watch this video about FWT+DP
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.
Apology Day 2014
On Thursday, 13 February 2014, around 170 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.
At Muru Mittigar everyone was welcomed to the land by Uncle Greg, offered a smoking ceremony by Uncle Wes and listening to stories past and present from Local Elders and community members.
Marketing and Promotion for Community Workers with Andrew Huffer –December 2013
How to reach your clients using simple smart and cost effective marketing
Advanced Facilitation Skills for Community Workers with Andrew Huffer –August 2013
5 Tips for increasing your Facilitation Skills.
Presented by Andrew Huffer from the workshop ‘Advanced Facilitation Skills for Community Workers’,
Advanced Facilitation Workshop with Andrew Huffer – April 2013
Early Childhood Obesity: Creating Change in Practice
This workshop showcased services that have incorporating healthy lifestyle choices, into their programs, by introducing healthy food and /or exercise programs. Information about the importance of exercise and its relationship to obesity was presented and sample Traditional Indigenous Games were demonstrated. Alison Warburton, Mitchell Beggs-Mowzan and Kate Blake presented.
The Three Houses Information Gathering Tool – To listen to Nicki Weld speak about the model click on her photo below.
The Three Houses is a visual tool designed to be used with children, young people, parents/carers and workers. The model draws on strength based practice, resilience theory, and a Maori model of Health Te Whare Tapa Wha. The Three Houses tool has been used in child protection, youth work and family work. The concept of a house was chosen because it is a symbol recognisable and understood by most people and leads to key questions such as: what makes your house strong? (this can be themselves or their family), what makes your family vulnerable? What are their hopes for their house.
Reconciliation Action Plan Launch
The FWT+DP Reconciliation Action Plan Launch was a successful event with a great turnout. Have a look at our video to see how the day went.
Triple P Practitioners Day
FWT+DP held a Triple P Practitioners Day on 13th March 2013. The guest presenter was Matt Sanders – Founder of Triple P.
Apology Day 2012
Family Worker Training, in partnership with Muru Mittigar with funding by the Healing Foundation held an Apology Day event on the 13th of February 2013. Over 150 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers and community gathered together to acknowledge the 2008 apology, its ongoing impacts and to better understand the trauma and emotional impacts history continues to have in Aboriginal communities today. VIDEO: Apology Day 13th February 2013
Leading Practice Family Work Conference 2012