Vietnamese SMART Recovery manual now available on DAMEC website

Resource Update: Vietnamese SMART Recovery manual now available on DAMEC website

The Vietnamese translation of the complete SMART Recovery manual is now available for free download from the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC)’s website.

SMART Recovery is a self-help program that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours. The translated manual has been tested with various groups experiencing a range of drug, alcohol and related issues.

SMART Recovery Australia Executive Director, Ryan McGlaughlin, commends DAMEC for this initiative of assisting SMART Recovery becoming assessable to all Australian that are affected by addictive behaviour.

Vuong Nguyen, President of Vietnamese Drug and Alcohol Professionals whose organisation undertook the translation work, said that the SMART Recovery program offered many tools that are relevant to the Vietnamese community living in Australia.

A shorter version of the translated manual, which can be used to reinforce the key points of the program, is also available on DAMEC’s website.

The translated manual can be used by a range of stakeholders including:

  • Peer workers
  • Drug and alcohol professionals
  • Corrective Services staff and those working with the criminal justice system
  • Bilingual health workers
  • Vietnamese community associations

To download the full or abridged manual visit http://www.damec.org.au/resources/smart-recovery-manual-vietnamese-translation

For more information contact Alison Jaworski, DAMEC Project Officer on (02) 9699 3552.

This project was a partnership between DAMEC, SMART Recovery Australia, Corrective Services NSW and Vietnamese Drug and Alcohol Professionals Inc. It was funded by the Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA) under the Practice Enhancement Program (PEP).

Bankstown’s Youth Awards

Bankstown’s 2014 Youth Awards: Nominate an exceptional young person today!
 
Bankstown’s Youth Awards seek to celebrate the achievements of young people in the wider Bankstown area. The awards are open to all young people aged 12-18 years who live, work, or study in the Bankstown LGA.
Young people can be nominated or self nominate for any of the 6 categories:
  • Sporting
  • Leadership
  • Community Involvement
  • Academic achievement
  • Inspiration
  • Creative/performing arts.
Winners of each category will receive a cash prize of $200.
 

Nominate online at www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au/yac; return the attached nomination form tojustine.foo@bankstown.nsw.gov.au or fax 9707 9554.

For more information call 9707 9605.

Applications close 26 September.

Learner Driver Workshop

Learner Driver

Dates & Times

Thursday 28 August 2014 | 6.30 PM
Thursday 28 August 2014 | 8.30 PM

The FREE Learner Driver Workshop will offer parents and supervisors practical advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.
The workshop is brought to you by Canterbury City Council and Bankstown City Council and will provide practical advice about:
  • Current laws for L and P licence holders.
  • Supervising learner drivers.
  • Completing the Learner driver log book.
  • The benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.
  • Low risk driving.

The FREE Learner Driver Workshop will be held on Thursday 28 August 2014 from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Bankstown Council, Civic Tower Level 3, Cnr Rickard Rd & Jacobs St, Bankstown.

Parking is available underneath the tower. Bookings are essential.

For more information or to book your place, call our Road Safety Officer on 9789 9571.

Cost

Free

Contact

Contact Name: Road Safety Officer
Telephone: 97899571

Location

Bankstown City Council
137 Beamish Street Canterbury NSW 2194

Earlwood Refugee Forum

Mum and Son

Dates & Times

Wednesday 27 August 2014 | 6.00 PM
Wednesday 27 August 2014 | 7.30 PM

To assist local residents to understand why refugees are welcome in our City, Council’s Multicultural Advisory Committee and theRefugee Council of Australia have organised a community forum in each Council ward where residents will be able to:
  • Find out real facts about refugees
  • Hear about the impact of refugee policies
  • Understand how Australia compares with other parts of the world
  • Meet refugees and hear their success stories
We invite you to attend a community forum on Wednesday 27 August, starting at 6pm, at Earlwood Senior Citizens Centre, Crn Homer Street & Joy Avenue, Earlwood
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to let us know of any access or dietary requirements please call 9789 9472.

Cost

FREE

Contact

Contact Name: Capacity Development Officer – Diversity
Telephone: 9789 9472

Location

Earlwood Senior Citizen’s Centre
Homer Street and Joy Avenue Earlwood NSW 2206

The Memory Man

Dates & Times

Tuesday 26 August 2014 | 10.30 AM
Tuesday 26 August 2014 | 12.00 PM

Celebrate Family History Month by capturing your stories or those of your older folk with the help of the Memory Man. Learn how to record the precious memories, how to record your own stories for future generations; and discover techniques, tips, memory triggers and questions to ask.

 

For more information please call 9789 9423. For online bookings click here

Cost

Free

Contact

Contact Name: Catherine Hardie
Telephone: 9789 9423

Location

14-28 Amy Street Campsie NSW 2194

Reading Hour Pyjama Storytime

Dates & Times

Tuesday 19 August 2014 | 6.00 PM
Tuesday 19 August 2014 | 7.00 PM

The Reading Hour initiative reminds parents and caregivers that reading together doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking in their busy lives, and that sharing a book with a child for 10 minutes a day – or just over an hour a week – will still give that child the best chance of becoming a good reader along with all the social and educational benefits it brings.

Come along and share an hour of stories with us.

Cost

FREE

Contact

Contact Name: Campsie Library
Telephone: 9789 9423
Email: library@canterbury.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au

Location

14-28 Amy Street Campsie NSW 2194

Step into Work

12 August 2014 – 10:00AM

Venue: Punchbowl SaCC

Presented by: Bensoc

Description

Free five week program which assists women who would like to find work. The program is run over 5 weekly sessions in small, supportive groups. The sessions are facilitated by professional experts in human resources/recruitment, stress management and coaching. Course outline The program consists of five weekly, two and a half hour sessions and covers: • Values and job preferences • Matching skills to appropriate job types • Resume and cover letter preparation • Interview and communication practice • Searching for and applying for jobs • Stress management

  • Start On :
  • Tuesday 12 August 2014
  • Start Time
  • 10:00 AM
  • End On :
  • Tuesday 09 September 2014
  • End Time
  • 12:00 PM
  • No of seats:
  • 20
  • Organiser:
  • Bensoc
  • Telephone:
  • 9707 3423