CHP eNews 2016

30 June 2016

Dear <<First Name>>,

The Project talks housing while #votehome launches new petitions
This week The Project’s Waleed Aly dissected party policy to decipher which has the best housing policy in the lead up to the federal election. Aly highlighted the Coalition’s failure to produce an affordable housing plan but applauded Labor and the Greens’ for their housing tax policies. Meanwhile, now has almost 35,000 supporters and new petitions calling for more disability appropriate housingan end to youth homelessness, and 'more houses for people', have been added. With just days until the election, please help us gather more signatures by sharing these petitions among your social networks.

Access to Justice Review: Legal needs survey closes today
Today is the final day for community service providers and community organisations to provide input to the Access to Justice Review in relation to their clients’ legal needs via a short survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Applications to human services scholarships open
Applications to the human services scholarship and Ethel Temby research grant program are now open. The scholarships and program are open to employees in the human services sector. Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 29 July 2016. Find more information about the program and the online application form on the DHHS website or download the flier.

Housing Choices Oswald Barnett Oration
Housing Choices is conducting the Oswald Barnett Oration on Tuesday 2 August as part of Homelessness Week. Founder of Common Ground Rosanne Haggerty is the guest speaker. Rosanne’s talk will be about community engagement and her work with Community Solutions in the United States. RSVP to
RMIT homelessness policy forum
You are invited to join three of America’s top homelessness researchers on Wednesday 20 July for a half-day forum on homelessness policy and practice. Attendees will hear about challenges and lessons learned from tackling homelessness in the US in relation to service delivery and policy practice in Australia. Registrations are necessary.

What’s on? Our top picks

  • Every day: Vote Home to end the housing crisis - sign and share the petitions!
  • Federal election: Saturday 2 July!
  • Visit CHP’s what’s on page for more information and events.

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CHP Updates

Parity - July call for contributions
CHP is calling for contributions to July edition of Parity"The Role of Community Development in Responding to Homelessness".
This edition will be a detailed and comprehensive resource that examines the role of community development approaches to the policy, program and service response to homelessness.

Refer to the Call for Contributions flier for full details.
Deadline: All contributions need to be submitted by15 July.
Submissions: All contributions should be submitted as Word attachments to
Word length: Contributions can be up to 1,600 words.

Vic Uni: Youth Work & Non-formal Education Conference
Victoria University (VU) have partnered with the Youth Workers Association to hold this two-day Youth Work and Non-formal Education Conference at Sunshine Convention Centre from 19-20 July 2016. This conference is for the youth work sector and VU’s graduates.

Power to Persuade 2016 Symposium: Putting women at the centre of policy
What happens when we put women at the centre of our policy thinking and processes? This forum will cast a gender lens over policy design and implementation in selected key areas impacting women’s wellbeing, searching for the threads that link the experiences of diverse groups of women and the patterns of disadvantage that patriarchy creates. 
Date: 16 August
Register via the Power to Persuade website

Recognise and respond to family violence
This introductory course is run by DVRCV for workers with no specific family violence training. Register to secure your place.
Date: 21 July
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Supporting women through the intervention order process
This two-day training is run by DVRCV and will focus on Intervention Orders (IO) and court processes to enable workers to advocate for the best outcomes for women and children. Register to secure your place.
Date: 27 & 28 July
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Responding to sexual assault workshop
This one-day workshop will explore the nature and impact of sexual assault on individuals and families and how workers can best respond in ways that are sensitive and effective. 
Date: 27 July or 16 August
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults how to provide initial support to those developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. This course is particularly suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches, social workers & youth workers. It is not a clinical course – rather a mental health literacy program.
Date: 15 August
Time: 9am
Cost: $300 AASW Members, $380 Non Members
Register: Australian Association of Social Workers, 9320 1012

Family violence is a workplace issue
This full-day training is run by DVRCV and will provide guidance and support for workplaces in developing organisational responses to family violence experienced by staff. Register to secure your place.
Date: 25 August
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Working with impacts of sexual assault
This two-day workshop will extend the skills of those working therapeutically with people affected by sexual assault, integrating feminist and trauma theory as a way of understanding and working through the impacts of abuse. 
Date: 11-12 October
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

WIRE: Intro to women’s relationship with money
This 3-hour workshop is for any professional who works and talks with women about money and financial decision-making, including financial planners/counsellors, community/local government/private sector workers.
Workshop dates (choose 1)17 Aug, 16 Nov, 14 Dec 2016
Cost: $88.00
Book online or download a flyer.
More info: Libby Jamieson (03) 9348 9416 (#4) or email. 

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