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In this issue our Post Adoption Resource Centre marks a milestone anniversary. Listen to a podcast of an interview on ABC's Life Matters as we reflect on 20 years of openness in adoption in NSW. You can also find out about a new program that puts kids first in substance abuse cases, learn how we're bringing neuroscience research into our early childhood work and find out why we're excited about new funding we've received for a Community Hub in South West Sydney.
Recent news highlights and latest events.
14/07/2010-Families in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Hunter regions can now access support through The Benevolent Society’s Newcastle Family Referral Service, by either calling the telephone service, or by dropping in to one of the face to face services in Newcastle, Muswellbrook and Watanobbi.
02/03/2011-We're inviting anyone with a link to our Post Adoption Resource Centre to join us at a Garden Party to celebrate 20 years of openness in adoption.
03/03/2011-The Coalition for Children in Care today welcomed the Opposition's policy to commit to the handover the provision of foster care to non-government organisations in line with Justice Wood's recommendations. Justice Wood's 2008 Inquiry into Child Protection found there would be a higher level of care and support of foster children if they were supervised by accredited non-government agencies.
08/03/2011-The Benevolent Society’s Centre for Women’s Health at Campbelltown will mark 17 years of supporting local women and their families during this week’s 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
17/03/2011-Children who are at risk from a parent's drug abuse will be made a priority under a new program for local families launched by The Benevolent Society today. The program was launched at the official opening of The Benevolent Society’s new office on Macquarie Street, Liverpool.
18/03/2011-As part of International Brain Awareness Week, The Benevolent Society is launching a cutting-edge neuroscience trial program to develop up to 300 Australian children’s brains through focused play. The Benevolent Society's principal researcher Dr Margaret Brechman-Toussaint said the pilot makes the latest advances in neuroscience and international best practice available to families.
11/03/2011-Greenacre Neighbourhood Centre welcomes funding for a new Community Hub proposed by The Benevolent Society. $120,000 will come through the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership program, to establish a Community Hub in Greenacre.
Child safety should be the primary consideration in Family Court rulings and the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Amendment Bill introduced by the Attorney General today is a major step towards keeping children safer said The Benevolent Society, Australia’s oldest charity, today.
25/03/2011-You can now view and download application forms online for Sir Phillip Baxter Child Care Centre, Woollahra.
25/03/2011-The Macleay Valley Communities for Children Plus is building partnerships with local organisations to deliver projects and initiatives to improve the lives of children and families.
29/03/2011-The Benevolent Society and Killarney Vale Primary School have officially opened Killarney Village Central, a new community centre for local children aged 0-8 years and their families in the grounds of Killarney Vale Public School.
04/04/2011-Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society, welcomed the new NSW cabinet, but expressed concern that action to improve community services is not included in the O’Farrell Government’s 100 Day Plan released today.
30/03/2011-The Benevolent Society is supporting Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation (KAC) to bridge gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal groups.
01/04/2011-NSW’s longest-running adoption support service this week marks 20 years of operation, helping thousands of people find out how to make contact with lost birth relatives. The centre opened on 2 April 1991, the day after the NSW Adoption Information Act (1990) was enacted.
05/04/2011-In this podcast Richard Aedy speaks with Janet Henegan (PARC's co-ordinator), and adoptive mother Anne James and Mireille who is the birth mother of Steven, the child that Anne adopted in 1970.
05/04/2011-The Benevolent Society today welcomed Professor Tony Vinson’s calls for the NSW Government to develop early-intervention preschools for vulnerable and disadvantaged children. General Manager of Social Policy and Research at The Benevolent Society Annette Michaux said all NSW residents will benefit from ensuring children in disadvantaged areas get a good start to life.