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 at FSN, 30 Wyrallah Road Lismore until May 19th. Coming soon - individual drawings on this website.

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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.

Sarah and Karen are both currently training to be trainers in this program, and will co-facilitate this training in Sydney in late 2018, alongside expert trainers from PAT USA.

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

and Foundational 2 (3 to 5 years ) runs over 2 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

Brochures and Enrolment forms will be available here, when dates for training are confirmed.
Contact Us to join our PAT Mailing List or phone 02 66212489 and ask for Sarah.

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Child Protection Week 2017

FSN comes together with local community services to mark Child Protection Week with free art-craft-musical activities in Lismore.
Join us for some fun in the sun on Thursday September 7, midday to 5pm betwen Lismore Library & the new Art Gallery.

Invitation to attend Lismore Child Protection Week Event on 7 September 2017

Family Fun Day

Join us for our Family Fun Day on Thursday 11 January 2018 at Heritage Park, Lismore!
10am to 1pm, snacks and activities included. Please RSVP for catering to 66212489.

Holiday Fun 2018

PANDA Pamper Day

PNDA Week2016On November 16, 2016 Family Support Network invited expectant parents and parents with babies to a day of free information and pampering!

Features included Mindfulness & Relaxation Techniques workshop, a demonstration of Infant Massage and  head/shoulder massages for the adults.

Tresillian team talked with families about the services they provide and tips on settling baby. Family Support Network team were on hand to assist with all things family!

We shared a multicultural lunch with food from India, Mexico, Japan, Thailand and Europe.

Mish Songsmith shared her musical talents with us.

Presented by Family Support Network, generously funded by WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW https://wayahead.org.au/    Find WayAhead: Facebook | Twitter

logo of Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week

 

FSN Newsletter

Here is our newsletter for winter to spring 2018. We have been out in the community celebrating NAIDOC & IDAHOT. In July, we ran our first training session in Parents As Teachers. Children & parents can look forward to playgroup; parents can put their name down for our parenting groups in October- November.

Clcik here to download our 1.14 MB PDF Term 2 2018 Newsletter. 

2017 term 3 newsletter is available by clicking here to download Term 3 Newsletter PDF 2.3MB 

Previous link to download 1.05Mb  Term 1 2017 Newsletter.

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!

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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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!

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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Healthy Lunchbox Session

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

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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Playgroup and more

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Coming Events

Start Together Babies Nimbin
  Tue 25th Sep/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

South Lismore Playgroup
  Wed 26th Sep/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Young Parents Group
  Thu 27th Sep/2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

South Lismore Playgroup
  Fri 28th Sep/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nimbin Playgroup
  Fri 28th Sep/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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