Northern Rivers Family Law Pathway Network News

The Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network E-News – 20 February 2017

This monthly E-News provides information about ‘What’s Happening’, ‘Resources for Parents’, ‘Podcasts, clips and articles’, ‘Service seeker information’, and ”Professional training’

Next NRFLPN Steering Committee Meeting (Date Change- 29 Nov 16)

The next NRFLPN Steering Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, 29 November 2016 from 1:00-2:00pm at: Family Relationship Centre- Level 1, 5 Market Street, Lismore Please note the date change so as not to clash with the Federal Circuit Court sitting week. If you are a professional operating within the broader family law system and are interested […]

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Next Aboriginal Family Law Pathways Meeting

The next Aboriginal Family Law Pathways Committee meeting will be held in February 2017 on a date and time to be confirmed at the Family Relationship Centre, Level 1, 5 Market St, Lismore. Contact Hayley Foster (Coordinator NRFLPN) on the details below for more information. If you are a professional operating within the broader family […]

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ADVO and Notice of Risk Seminar an Informative Event!

  The ADVO and Notice of Risk Seminar held by NRFLPN in partnership with FNCFLPA and NRCLC was really well attended with a total of 84 turning up for the event (33 legal practitioners and 51 from a wide range of community service agencies in the Government and non-Government sectors).   Although Shanna Mahony, Barrister […]

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Information Session on Mental Health at Family Court- Food for Thought!

Steve Carrigg, Mental Health Specialist and Coordinator of the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, delivered a thoughtful and engaging presentation on mental health and its relevance to the family law system.Steve took us through: Recognising a mental illness; Considerations in supporting people experiencing mental illness; Trauma informed principles; and How to access local services.   The […]

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‘Did ya know’ day in Ballina – Important Conversations!

The ‘Did you know’ day in Ballina was a great event jam packed with information sharing and important conversations in relation to the following key issues: Early intervention – how to help families get on the front foot when FACS are involved Family law – how families can access the family law to make   positive changes […]

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NRFLPN AGM 2016

Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network (NRFLPN) held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 4 October 2016. Zoe de Re, Care and Protection Solicitor – Aboriginal Legal Service was reappointed to the role of Chairperson, along with four new Steering Committee members: Tracey Mickley, Aboriginal Specialist Worker (Interrelate), Liz Rankin, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Byron […]

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Schedule of Meeting Dates 2016 – NRFLPN Steering Committee

The Schedule of Meeting Dates for the Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network (NRFLPN) Steering Committee for 2016 is as follows: Wednesday 27 January 2016 Tuesday, 29 March 2016 (Planning Session) Tuesday, 7 June 2016 Tuesday, 2 August 2016 Tuesday, 4 October 2016 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 (please note date change) At this stage, all […]

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NRFLPN 2016/17 Annual Planning Session

Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network (NRFLPN) held its annual planning session on 29 March 2016. The session was well attended by both Steering Committee and Aboriginal Family Law Pathways Committee members, with 16 participants in addition to the NRFLPN Coordinator and Session Facilitator contributing. The session commenced with an overview of the FLPN program […]

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All About Crystal Methamphetamine

Kim Gussy and Sam Booker from of the Crystal Methamphetamine Project at North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) delivered a highly informative information session at the Family Court on crystal methamphetamine covering: What Crystal Methamphetamine is and how it works Facts about its prevalence in the community Responding to Crystal Methamphetamine users Treatments and supports […]

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Lismore Family Law Registry Welcomes Family Violence Specialist Workers

Family Violence Specialist Workers will now be providing information, support and referral to clients at the Lismore Family Court on Federal Circuit Court sitting weeks. Women experiencing family violence will be offered court support, information and referral to specialist family violence and other necessary support services. Men who use violence will now have the opportunity […]

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Violence Prevention and Engagement Forums: the Start of Something Big

Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network (FLPN) partnered with Gold Coast FLPN and twelve (12) other Government and NGO partners to deliver Violence Prevention and Engagement Forums in Lismore and Tweed Heads. The Forums involved a key note address from Julie Oberin, National Chair of the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) and the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance […]

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‘Did Ya Know’ Day in Casino a Great Day!

Northern Rivers Aboriginal FLPN partnered with Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, Boolangle Local Aboriginal Lands Council and Buyinbin Aboriginal Corporation to deliver a ‘Did Ya Know’ Day- Family Law/ Family Violence/ Child Protection information session in Casino on 6 June 2016. The information session was targeted at Aboriginal service workers and workers working with Aboriginal […]

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Regional Call for Increased Funding for the Family Court

FNCFLPA – Ltr to all Colleagues 15.06.2016

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Regional Call Out for Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Counsellors interested in becoming Approved Victims Services Counsellors

As a result of an identified shortage in free and accessible specialist trauma informed domestic and family violence counselling services in Northern NSW, the Northern Region Combined Domestic and Family Violence Forum (NCDVF) is working with the Victims Rights Commissioner, Victims Services NSW, to develop and enhance capacity in the region. One strategy to achieve […]

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ADDRESSING FINANCIAL ABUSE. A Domestic and Family Violence Community Resource Guide NSW

https://www.commbank.com.au/content/dam/commbank/assets/about/opportunity-initiatives/addressing-financial-abuse-guide.pdf  

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The Family Centre Tweed Term 4 courses

Term Course Programs  

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