Inspiring  Women  Families  and  Communities

2007-2008

Perinatal Support Group Program for Sudanese Women

Sudanese women who were pregnant or have children under 3 years of age met weekly for an 8 week program to learn new life skills, share existing skills and have fun. Funded by the State Perinatal Mental Health Unit (DOH).

Lets be Active

A program offering CaLD women the opportunity to increase their level of participation in physical activity. Funded by Department of Sport and Recreation.

Visiting Sisters

This program was funded by Department of Family, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA).

Parenting from the Heart

A series of Multicultural Playgroups was offered during this period and various activities highlighted the traditions of the different participating communities including songs, music and dances. A CD of cultural songs was launched in 2007.

A Parenting Kit ‘The Parenting Education Community Kit’ was developed as part of this project and was published at the end of November 2007. Funded by the Department for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) under the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy.

Special Project for Carers

Four Carers from Thailand, Iran, Ireland and Australia volunteered to share their life experiences through a film capturing their stories. Funded by the Family Leadership and Initiative Grant through Carers WA.

Family Violence Project – Responding to the Experiences of Women from the former USSR

A project to raise awareness about family violence. A series of seminars and workshops were developed in response to consultation with members of the Russian community and covered topics including self-defence, self-care, employment and training and the Australian Legal and Social Systems. Funded by the Department for Communities.

Wonder Woman Going Back to ‘P’ Work

A project providing women from Middle East, Africa and Asia with a pathway to regain their self-confidence to pursue either short- or long-term accredited training in their areas of interest. Funded by the Department of Education and Training.


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