The Australian Institute of Social Relations (AISR), the training division of Relationships Australia SA, is thrilled to offer a scholarship for students to study the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management online. Continue Reading
March 21 marks the fourth anniversary of the National Apology to those affected by Forced Adoption and/or removal practices and policies within Australia.
The Australian Government delivered a formal apology to people affected by past forced adoption or removal policies and practices on 21 March 2013. The National Apology was delivered by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The full transcript of the speech is available online.
The apology acknowledges the experiences of those affected by forced adoptions, which created a lifelong legacy of pain and suffering. It is an important day as these experiences continue to affect mothers, fathers, adoptees and other family members.
“The apology presented an opportunity for the silenced voices of those affected by forced adoption practices to be finally heard,” said Nikki Hartmann, Manager, Post Adoption Support Services, “It is an opportunity for Australians to have their eyes and minds opened to all that was done to the mothers, fathers and babies, who are now adults, affected by past government and other social policies. An opportunity to speak truthfully about past wrongdoings and to show a willingness to take responsibility for injustices.”
Relationships Australia South Australia offers free, confidential support services to people affected by forced adoption practices. Please contact our Forced Adoption Support Service on 1800 210 313 or our Post Adoption Support Services on (08) 8245 8100 or visit our website here.
For more information about the National Apology, click here.
For thousands of years the Ngangkari, the traditional Aboriginal healers of Central Australia, have passed on their skills to young children. Continue Reading
Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. Neighbour Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in March. Continue Reading
Elm Place is the home of support services to people whose lives have been affected by institutional and out-of-home care as children. Continue Reading
Connect2U Community Day is back for its third year! This fun and free community event will be held on Thursday, 27 April at Lake Windemere B-7 School in Salisbury North. Continue Reading
On Saturday 4 March, Relationships Australia took part in 39th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Continue Reading
Are you looking to take the next step in your Community Services career? Sharpen your management and leadership skills with an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management from our training arm, the Australian Institute of Social Relations. Continue Reading
Improving and broadening your professional skills and knowledge base is an important part of a satisfying work life. Staying current and up to date with the latest research and practice models need not be arduous but rather an opportunity to reflect on your own practice. Continue Reading
On Sunday 26 March 2017 communities across the country will come together to celebrate Neighbour Day, a grass roots community development program encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. Continue Reading