May 2014 Parity: ‘Housing Insecurity and Homelessness’ edition
Contributions are sought for the ‘Housing Insecurity and Homelessness edition of Parity.
Contributions close on 16 May. More details available here.
We are proud to announce that all seven PESP members have now completed the 8-week training program. This week Bill presented to a group of trainees in a Wodonga TAFE ‘Introduction to Homelessness’ course about mental health and homelessness.
Surviving or Thriving? Older Victorians at risk of homelessness
The surviving or thriving forum is hosted by the Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) and is designed to discuss the current state of older person’s housing the needs of older people who are at risk of homelessness. The Forum will be opened by the Hon Minister Wendy Lovell, and feature the latest academic research on older people and homelessness.
Date: Thursday 5 June
Venue: Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street
Cost: Early bird: $55; Regular: $70
For more information, download the flier or email Kaye.
Walk for Justice – 13 May
Justice Connect invites you to join the annual Walk for Justice to celebrate National Pro Bono Day and Law Week, and to raise much-needed funds for the work of Justice Connect.
The Walk for Justice in Melbourne will focus attention on the work of the Homeless Law program and the Women’s Homelessness Prevention Program, which aims to prevent women and their children from becoming homeless
Date: Tuesday 13 May
Location: 7.30am @ Parliament House steps
Working with the Person who is Suicidal (PreSAP) – An Introductory Workshop
The Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People (CHRIP) a project of Flat Out is running this program for legal and non-legal advocates and community members. The sessions have a focus on increasing our capacity to undertake individual and systemic advocacy that upholds the rights of criminalised and incarcerated people. In particular, they reflect our concern with the nexus between homelessness, drug and alcohol use and criminalisation.
Date: Wednesday 4 June
For more information, please contact Phoebe on (03) 9372 6155 or go to the Flat Out website.
Managing stress in the community services environment
This workshop explores stress and its signs and symptoms, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, strategies for managing stress, reflective practice, and identifying possible sources of professional support.By Wodonga Institute of TAFE
Date: Friday 23 May
Venue: Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne
Bookings: Click here.
VCOSS Summit: Setting the agenda
Finding smarter, better and fairer ways to address Victoria’s social and economic challenges must be on the agenda for the 2014 State Election and beyond.
The VCOSS Summit is bringing together leaders and strategic thinkers from the community sector, government, business, and the media to explore the big issues facing our state and how we can better address disadvantage.
Date: Friday 30 May
Time: 9:00am – 4.30pm
Venue: ZINC at Federation Square, Melbourne
Cost: $165 (members) $330 (non-members)
Tickets and more info available via EventBrite
ACOSS National Conference – Global problems, local solutions: Tackling inequality in Australia and beyond
The ACOSS National Conference connects people in the community sector, along with business and government, to discuss the latest directions, ideas and action to address poverty and inequality in Australia.
Date: 11 & 12 June 2014
For registrations and program information, go to the conference website or download the flier.
13th Australian Institute of Family Studies conference – Families in a rapidly changing world
Date: 30 July – 1 August
The AIFS conference will showcase cutting-edge research on topical issues relating to how families are adjusting to a rapidly changing world. It will outline key policy priorities for advancing the wellbeing of Australian families.
Venue: Melbourne Convention Centre
More information at the conference website.
8th National Homelessness Conference: Complexities & Countermeasures
At this biennial conference front-line providers, academics, governments and agencies and those with a lived experience of homelessness will connect to identify the multiple and interwoven causes of homelessness, unpack the elements of successful programs, policies and practices, and seek ways these can be applied to prevent and end homelessness.
Date: 10 – 12 September 2014
Venue: Gold Coast
Further information can be found on the conference website.