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Information news for the C.A.O.S Network – #168 

Dear Members, 
Below is information that may be of interest to CAOS members.

Due to upcoming council elections, the City of Greater Geelong is in caretaker mode until 28 October. During this time our communications need to be kept to a minimum, only covering facts and figures, normal council business and emergency matters. Thank you for your patience during this time. 


1. Environmental musician and educator from England London who has produced Project Earth Rock. (PER) , visiting Australia between 1st and 18th November.

2. Barwon CASA/Minerva Community Services – Identifying Family Violence Training October 24.

3. A Spring Board To A Healthier, Happier, Connected Geelong - YMCA Geelong.

4. Eastern Hub Events – Food Swap & Creative Writing.

5. Amy’s Bike Skills Geelong is a FREE 4-week program designed to give you the skills and confidence to ride your bike more often.

6. New Report: National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: detailed findings.

7. New Report: Pathways to permanent residential aged care in Australia. 



1. Environmental musician and educator from England London who has produced Project Earth Rock. (PER) , visiting Australia between 1st and 18th November. 

PER is a ground-breaking multimedia scheme of work with the potential to transform sustainability education globally for children aged 5-11yrs. The 12 themes cover core environmental issues and each has a song, karaoke video, animation and lesson plan to help ensure that teachers and pupils happily get to grips with the topic. The development, testing and launch of Project Earth Rock has been a substantial and extended process. In January we were delighted to be recognised by the esteemed judging panel of the British Rushlight Awards when we received a commendation in the Sustainability Initiative category. 


Whilst I am in Australia I would like to meet key people who are active in Environmental Education to get a sense of whether Project Earth Rock would be a helpful resource for your schools. I will be in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra briefly in November 1st - 18th. 

Jess Gold 
Project Director 
[www.projectearthrock.com%20]www.projectearthrock.com
Disposable Karaoke Video 
M: 07946 568866 @Jessgold



2. Barwon CASA/Minerva Community Services – Identifying Family Violence Training October 24. 

This training provides opportunity for you to: 

• Define family violence, know the prevalence, understand the gendered nature and identify a broad range of violent behaviours 
• Understand there a diversity of experiences 
• Ask appropriate questions to elicit family violence disclosure and understand the barriers to disclosure 
• Refer people to appropriate family violence services and have confidence in responding to disclosures 

Date: Tuesday October 24 
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm (arrival from 9.15 am for a 9.30 am start) 
Venue: Grovedale Neighbourhood House, 45 Heyers Road, Grovedale 
Cost: FREE 
Register: Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=318416
Contact: Training team (03) 5222 4318 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



3. A Spring Board To A Healthier, Happier, Connected Geelong - YMCA Geelong. 

Have you ever thought about being a Board Member or Sub Committee Member of a diverse, dynamic, not for profit organisation where your skills and experiences could really make a difference in the community? 

YMCA Geelong is a for purpose community organisation celebrating 64 years servicing the greater Geelong region by providing the community with an opportunity to be healthier, happier and connected. 

The Board is seeking suitably qualified community minded people to join either our Sub- Committees Finance, Legal & Risk or Youth, People and Culture or Board Committee. 

The YMCA has a commitment to youth empowerment which includes in the governance of the YMCA and encourages applications from candidates under the age of 31. We are actively seeking diversity in the selection process with a high priority given to males and diverse cultural backgrounds to provide greater representation of the community we work with. 

Board Recruitment Kit and Application Form can be downloaded at: http://www.geelong.ymca.org.au , click on Jobs at the Y. 
Applications close Friday 6th October 2017 



4. Eastern Hub Events – Food Swap & Creative Writing.

7th Oct Food Swap 
Swap your garden produce, eat cake and meet a great group of gardeners and growers. 

And have a look at our community garden as it develops and enjoy a coffee in Seasons Café. 

A new and inclusive creative writing/text/publishing project is starting at Eastern Hub in November. 
Fridays from 10th Nov will be an incubator of writing in all its wild and wonderful forms, from zines to blogs, artistbooks to manifestos. Facilitated by practitioners David and Teresa, Creative Books Arts will be profound, productive and prolific. 

Creative Book Arts welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. 

Call Glen on 0429 978 712 or Eastern Hub on 5249 6100 to register. 



5. Amy’s Bike Skills Geelong is a FREE 4-week program designed to give you the skills and confidence to ride your bike more often.            

Developed by the Amy Gillett Foundation and delivered by experienced female instructors from Wheel Women, Amy’s Bike Skills teaches safe cycling skills, navigation skills and basic bike maintenance skills.            

The program is not suitable for complete beginners and participants are expected to already have some basic riding skills. The program will build on these skills and give you the confidence to ride more.

When: 22 November to 13 December. Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Meeting Point: Belmont Criterium Track, Barwon Heads Road, Belmont

Specific Program Requirements: Participants must be: 
• Female 
• Aged 50 or over 
• Live or work in Geelong or the surrounding area

This program has been made possible by a VicRoads Community Roads Safety Grant. Spaces are limited Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/amys-bike-skills-geelong-over-50s-women-program-2-registration-37748999273

            


6. New Report: National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: detailed findings.
(Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 
This report expands on the key findings from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) that were released on 1 June 2017. It presents more detailed analysis including comparisons between states and territories and for population groups. http://apo.org.au/node/112301        

        


7. New Report: Pathways to permanent residential aged care in Australia. 
(Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 
Some 61,300 people first entered permanent residential aged care (PRAC) in 2013–14. While they used over 1,000 different combinations of other aged care in the preceding years, the most common pathway (used by 1 in 4 people) was through Home and Community Care (HACC). Many pathways showed a similar pattern of moving ‘up’ to progressively higher levels of support. 
This report studies the use of other aged care programs prior to permanent residential aged care—with a particular focus on the last-used program, which can be indicative of the final transition between living in the community and living in permanent residential aged care. http://apo.org.au/node/108506            

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