National Families Week

FamiliesWeeklogoWe are celebrating National Families Week  2018 with a drawing project and a family photo session. Contact us to have your family photo taken on 22nd or 24th of May 2018.
Several local daycare centres have taken up our challenge to "Draw Your Family". Drawings are on display our office.

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Parents As Teachers - Training

Family Support Network are proud to announce that we are now the Australian Parents As Teachers Foundational Training Office.

Our Start Together team – Sarah and Karen – have been working with families using the Parents As Teachers program for the past 5 years. Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidence-based home visiting model that promotes optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.

PAT Foundational Training (0-3 years) runs over 3 days.

This training is for organisations and individuals working with families who have children from pre-natal to school age. Some of the areas covered will be:

  • Skills in supporting parenting behaviour that strengthens relationships within families
  • Techniques to enhance observation skills
  • Strategies to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development
  • Knowledge in early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Techniques to prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Information to increase children’s school readiness and success

Fact Sheets on the Parents As Teachers Model are available here (4MB PDF)

During 3 full days of training you will learn how to use the PAT Online Curriculum in Home Visiting. We are training in Brisbane, May 24th to 26th 2021 bookings here and taking expressions of interest for the Newcastle region.

Contact Us to join our PAT Mailing List.

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FSN Newsletter

In our newsletter for Term 1 2020 : an update from South Lismore Kitchen, stories on past activities Tropical Fruits Fair Day from September and our school holiday activities from October.

Our newsletter for Term 4 2020 is linked here. Last Term, after covid restrictions improved, we re-introduced activities for small groups and face to face appointments. We made some great changes in the garden at South Lismore Playgroup. 
This Term, we continue to offer parenting groups including Engaging Adolescents, for parents of teens; and several groups for parents of children aged 2-12 years. Playgroups will run at South Lismore & Nimbin, with registration by phone required before you can attend.

 

Photo Gallery

Lismore Lantern Parade 2016

Lantern Parade 2016 group

Some of the FSN team and family members at Lismore Lantern Parade, June 2016.

 

Child Protection Week public art project

Local community organisations came together in Lismore CBD in September 2016 to create a public artwork. Created with soil and clay by many hands,  this was best seen from high above. Evoking the theme of child protection, the image depicted hands cradling a baby. Thanks to Theresa for collecting the clay pots from local schools!

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Children's Week Celebration

In October 2014 we hosted a celebration for Children's week, with lunch, games, craft and a magician!

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Healthy Lunchbox Session

January 2014. Food to share and inspiration for school lunches next term.

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Playgroup and more

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