Brought to you by the Australian Association of Gerontology(AAG) in partnership with the University of Adelaide, the Eastern Collaborative Project, COTA and supported by Helping Hand.
You are invited to attend this most informative seminar presented by visiting international speaker Professor Anthea Tinker.
- When: 28 May 2013
- Time: 3 till 5pm followed by refreshments
- Where: Helping Hand Chapel Room, Cnr Fosters Road and East Parkway, NORTHGATE 5085
Free for AAG Members
$30 for Non-Members
$10 for Students/Concession Non-Members
Led by the Institute for Gerontology at King’s College London, the large Grandparenting in Europe study highlights an emerging childcare crisis particularly in the UK, as grandparents pick up childcare duties whilst parents work. Yet the pressure on grandparents to stay in work themselves as the pension age rises beyond 65, coupled with patchy and expensive formal childcare means more working parents will be unable to make work pay says Grandparents Plus.
Professor Anthea Tinker will present findings from this international study which has striking similarities with the social and political fabric of Australia. This is an important presentation for all grandparents and service providers, and will suggest ways we can offer support and services to this growing group of informal carers.
Professor Anthea Tinker, Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College, London, UK
Anthea Tinker has been Professor of Social Gerontology at King’s College London since 1988. She has been a Consultant to the WHO, EU and OECD. She has undertaken a wide range of research in the field of social policy specialising in gerontology. She is the author or co-author of 32 books and over 300 articles and book chapters.
She was awarded the CBE in 2000 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was one of the ‘Women of the Year’ in 2002. She was elected a fellow of the British Society of Gerontology in 2008 and awarded the Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010.
Registration is available in a number of ways via the AAG webpage. Click here to visit the page and register.
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Training and Evaluation for Change (TEC)
Towards a Better Life
An exploration of the Social Role Valorisation framework
with regard to people who are marginalised
Dates & Times
Thursday & Friday
June 27th & 28th 2013
Registration 8.15 am
8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Interested in learning about the theory of Social Role Valorisation?
The workshop examines how the acquisition of valued roles can contribute to changed societal perceptions and strengthen the likelihood that people with a devalued status will get a better life. The core themes and principles of SRV will be explored through presentations, exercises and discussion.
The two-day workshop is designed to assist participants to:
Understand social devaluation and the impact and consequences for people with disabilities, aged people and other marginalised groups;
Learn about SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation;
Gain clarity of personal values in regard to issues of devaluation and one’s personal service to people who are devalued; and
Strengthen, support and confirm one’s commitment, stand and purpose to individuals who are wounded by devaluation.
Who is this workshop for?
“Towards a Better Life” is designed for participants from a range of Government, non-Government and community or consumer sectors (disability, aged care, mental health, etc). This will include support workers, coordinators, managers, members of management committees, family members, people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, aged people and advocates.
Participants should be people who are looking for ways of meeting the real needs of marginalised people, resulting in a better life, and who are interested in understanding more about Social Role Valorisation.
Why this workshop is a good underpinning for person centred work and self direction/consumer directed care.
While these approaches have many positive features, their application will be enriched if they are underpinned by a consciousness-raising, values-engaging empirical theory such as SRV. In the absence of a solid theoretical and practice framework, the danger is that these approaches will be superficially adopted, leading to more struggles in the pursuit of better lives for vulnerable individuals.
Jane Sherwin is a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer, having been involved in the teaching, learning and application of SRV since the early 1990s. She is a member of the Australian & New Zealand SRV Group. Based as a consultant in Queensland, Jane has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities and older people since the late 1970s, in government and community services as an occupational therapist, manager, lecturer, and organisational change manager. She now works as a teacher, mentor, evaluator, co-creator of better lives and writer.
Other guest presenters will co-present with Jane.
Dates & Times
Thursday & Friday
June 27th & 28th 2013
Registration 8.15 am
8.30 am to 5.00 pm
(includes morning and afternoon tea & lunch)
$295 full fee registration (GST exempt)
$130 for people with a disability, older people and parents (if not supported by an organisation to attend) and full-time students. (GST exempt)
Somerton Surf Life Saving Club
Crn Repton Road & the Esplanade
Event Organiser: Jayne.Barrett@clp-sa.org.au
0408 550 123
Here is a link to the flyer, with the registration form.
My Choice, My Control, My Future: DisabilityCare Australia
In the lead-up to the DisabilityCare Australia launch in July, the Australian Government will be hosting a national conference to help people with disability, their families and carers as well as service providers to transition to the new arrangements.
The conference will bring people together to discuss the scheme, how it will work and how we will help people and service providers in this new system of support.
DisabilityCare Australia will fundamentally change the way we support people with disability, their families and carers. This year it will become a reality for thousands of people with disability, their families and carers in select locations across the country.
The conference will be held on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 June 2013, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Register your interest in attending by emailing email@example.com
You are invited to the 2013 Barriers to Justice BBQ!
Get involved in the informative session supported by the Adelaide Central Market, d4d, DACSSA and the Victim Support Service.
Join in for a FREE BBQ showcasing produce from the Adelaide Central Market that will be served during the day event hosted by Barriers to Justice.
Where: Adelaide Central Market
When: Saturday 11th May, 2013
Contact: for more details please contact Victoria Laughton of Victim Support Service on 8231 5626 or email Victorial@victimsa.org
Office of the Hon. Kelly Vincent MLC
Dignity for Disability (d4d)
Parliament House ADELAIDE 5000
Phone: (08) 8237 9484
UNDERSTANDING THE ELECTION – AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSION
This session presented by the Australian Electoral Commission will provide a friendly atmosphere where attendees will be educated on a range of electoral topics. Get prepared for the upcoming Federal Election, become empowered, and make your vote count.
Topics covered will include:
- A basic introduction into the three levels of government
- How elections work in Australia
- The 3 E’s of the AEC: Enrolment, Elections & Education
- Understanding democracy and representation
- Understanding special category enrolment options for people with a disability
- Understanding voter services for people with disabilities such mobile polling, postal voting & casting a pre-poll vote
Thursday June 6th
10:30am – 12:30pm
195 Gilles Street, Adelaide
$10 General Admission
Morning Tea Provided.
|A half-day workshop dealing with this difficult issue.
YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING ABOUT
WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS TO PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT
“UNDERSTANDING AUTISM WORKSHOP”
Presented by Malcolm Mayfield of Autism STAR Pty Ltd
Malcolm has an inherent experience of Aspergers and and is a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, a qualified presenter and trainer, and co-author and Australian distributor of the AAPC book “The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment’.
In this newly developed interactive workshop Malcolm will explore:
- Aspects of Autistic communication including:
- The Hidden Curriculum
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Key Attributes for Employment
- Strategies for bridging communication between autism and the support sector
This practical workshop is ideal for teachers / lecturers, student services officers, disability officers and advisers, career advisors and consultants and people supporting people on the spectrum to achieve vocational outcomes and employment.
Places are limited, so registrations will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Please register as soon as practical by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
These free workshops are sponsored by the National Disability Coordination Officer Program-R23.
|Woodcroft Community Centre
Meeting Room 1
175 Bains Road Morphett Vale
|Thursday 23rd May 2013||9.00-1.00|
|Inner Western Adelaide||Education Development Centre
Milner Road Hindmarsh
|Monday 27th May 2013||12.30-4.30|
|Central/Eastern Adelaide||TAFESA Adelaide City Campus
Room W302 – West Wing: Level 3
|Tuesday 28th May 2013||3.30-7.30|
|Outer Western Adelaide||TAFESA Port Adelaide Campus
Room BG2 – Ground Floor
1 Mundy Street Port Adelaide
|Thursday 6th June 2013||9.00-1.00|