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Australian Bushfires: Wellbeing Resources for Families

Dealing with the impact of the Australian Bushfires will be a significant challenge for many.  Please consider the following resources related to the wellbeing of children and adults during this difficult time:

Beyond Blue
Bushfires and Mental Health
Talking to kids about scary stuff in the news – tips for parents and guardians

Australian Childhood Foundation
Making Space for Learning: Trauma Informed Practice in Schoolsis a resource guide to assist schools to unlock the potential of traumatised children and young people to grow and develop at school.

 Emerging Minds
The Community Trauma Toolkit contains resources to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event. It will help you understand some of the impacts of disaster and how you can help lessen these impacts.

 Good Grief Organisation      
https://www.goodgrief.org.au/
Stormbirds program supports young people in understanding and managing the changes they experience as a result of natural disaster. It enables them to realise they are not alone in dealing with the impacts of the natural disaster, and supports them to develop coping, problem solving and decision making skills in an atmosphere of like-to-like peer support. Stormbirds training and materials are available free of charge to schools and agencies supporting children and young people after a natural disaster. Please contact the Good Grief National Office (61 2) 8912 2700 for more details.

NDIS 
Bushfire information and support for NDIS participants and providers

UNICEF
A guide for how to talk with children overwhelmed by Australia’s devastating bushfires.

Australian National University 
Disasters: Bushfire resources | Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network https://earlytraumagrief.anu.edu.au/resource-centre/disasters-bushfire-resources

Victorian Education 
Helping children after a bushfire – teacher booklet
Helping children following a natural disaster – information booklet

Queensland Health 
Four ways you can help your kids deal with a natural disaster
Birdie’s Tree – Growing together through natural disasters

Phoenix Australia (Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health)
Recovery Online – coming to terms with trauma
Joel and the Storm a free evidence supported storybook to help children understand trauma and recover from natural disasters.

Early Connections
Bushfire Social Story – Social Stories are a social learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, professionals, and people with autism of all ages.

The Conversation 
Bushfires can make kids scared and anxious: here are 5 steps to help them cope http://theconversation.com/bushfires-can-make-kids-scared-and-anxious-here-are-5-steps-to-help-them-cope-126926

AISSA Bulletin No 8: 4 December 2019

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AISSA Bulletin No 8: 4 December 2019

AISSA Bulletin No 7: 23 October 2019

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AISSA Bulletin No 7: 23 October 2019

AISSA Bulletin No 6: 4 September 2019

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AISSA Bulletin No 6: 4 September 2019

2019 Governance Conference Resources Available Now

AISSA’s annual Governance Conference was held on 4 May 2019 on the topic Managing Critical Risk.

To see video of keynote addresses by Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM and Ms Janet Brimson, Information & Analytics Partner, Business Aspect visit the Governance page.

 

AISSA Bulletin No 5: 31 July 2019

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AISSA Bulletin No 5: 31 July 2019

National Science Week: In conversation with Dr Richard Harris SC OAM 2019 Australian of the Year

National Science Week runs August 10-18 2019 and aims to inspire young people to engage, explore and understand science and why it matters. The Government of South Australia, in partnership with the Australia Day Council of South Australia is delighted to present: In conversation with Dr Richard Harris SC OAM 2019 Australian of the Year This free event is designed for school students and accompanying adults to understand ‘the power of science’!

 

Thursday 8 August 2019
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace Adelaide

Registration: https://dr-richard-harris.eventbrite.com.au 
Enquiries: DIS.Events@sa.gov.au

The Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium

The Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) and the South Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (SASPA) will co-host the Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium to showcase the work of International expert Yong Zhao and the progress of South Australian Schools in embedding his approaches into their work. The symposium will be held on July 29 at the National Wine Centre. A school visitation program has been planned for July 30 and 31. The total cost per participant is $350 inclusive of school visits.

Ten AISSA schools and ten SASPA schools are working with Professor Yong Zhao to explore the evolving possibilities and challenges in creating schools which will build future thinkers and innovators. The guiding principles of the work have been Professor Zhao’s principles of student autonomy, product-oriented learning and the global campus which, he believes, are foundational to a world class education.

This work has led to a better understanding of what conditions help the development of entrepreneurial young people, a personalised education and increased student participation as valuable contributors and decision makers.

More information and registration details are available on the Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium‘s dedicated website.

AISSA Bulletin Special Edition: State Budget 2019-20

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AISSA Bulletin Special Edition – State Budget 2019-2020

AISSA Bulletin No 4: 12 June 2019

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AISSA Bulletin No 4: 12 June 2019