Foster and Kinship Care Training

On 25th – 277h of March 2013, Jodie Baird from Foster Care Queensland delivered training to foster & kinship carers in the NPA. The 3 day training took place at The Resort Bamaga & The Family Resource Centre. The training included the following components: MOC (Matter of Conce
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Life’s Circle At the Family Wellbeing Unit

We in the Family Wellbeing Unit are using the Life Circle as an assessment tool. This interactive tool creates a fun opportunity for children to express themselves and really show us how they are feeling. Pam Winter (PHD and Early Childhood Educator) describes the life of a young chil
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International Women’s Day 2013

On Friday the 8th of March, International Women’s Day was celebrated in the NPA at Seisia community hall. It was a special day to acknowledge the achievements of NPA women. The theme for 2013 was; ‘ending violence against women’ and members from the five women’s action groups presente
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Syphilis in the NPA

Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) that has been spreading rampantly throughout the NPA. Some people refer to Syphilis as “The Pox”. It can be treated with medication. However, if left untreated it can cause damage to your organs such as the heart and brain. If you hav
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Stress Management and Relaxation at the Healing Centre

“Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream” John Lennon Relationships, family and work are all stressors which can make it difficult for us to find a spare minute to be able to take a deep breath and relax. It is easy to get caught up in the pressures of life. Over the coming mo
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You and Your Kidneys

Where are your Kidneys? Most people are born with 2 kidneys; they are each about the size of an adult fist.  The kidneys are protected by muscle, fat and your lower ribs. What your kidneys do for your body?   The kidneys act as a filter which cleans our blood of wastes and keeps
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Bamaga Day Care Blessing

NPAFACS would like to congratulate our sister organisations Bamaga Kazil on the wonderful blessing of the new Bamaga Day care. This new centre is completely self contained and when officially opened will have a larger  capacity for children of the NPA and hire more staff.
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A Lesson From the Past to Help the Present

“Lateral violence” although it may seem like a technical term is a model that is almost older than you or I. For, lateral violence has had many different names in many different cultures. In Canada when speaking about the Native American tradition, it is called the “Collective Soul Wo
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Accreditation at NPAFACS

After months of hard work and a detailed revision of our processes NPAFACS is proud to announce its success in having met the Council of Quality Improvement requirements and has attained its accreditation until November 2014. Amanda Ewart (CEO) would like to acknowledge the hard work
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Ghost Net in the NPA goes International

Ghost Net Australia in Conjunction with HACC and the NPAFACS healing centre is broadening its horizon on ATSI art. The week of the 17th of June saw a new kind of community collaboration of art. As part of an international festival of Indigenous art around the world an NPA ghost net pi
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