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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Library Thursdays: Keys to Living Together & Planning for the future

The Australian Government (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - FaHCSIA) has put out a series of booklets and DVDs called Keys to living together. One of these is Life-changing journeys: Helping to build stronger, healthier relationships for couples with a young child with disability. It includes things to think about and discuss with your partner to work through feelings you may have about having a child with a disability. It also talks about the importance of building supports, having respite and looking after yourself. The booklet looks useful for working through these things. The DVD is a bit cheesy but I can see it being used in workshops as discussion starters. The booklet can be downloaded here. The Life-changing journeys DVD and booklet can be borrowed from the library.

Also from FaHCSIA:

Both of these publications are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Maltese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. These can be downloaded from the web or borrowed from our library.
FaHCSIA also offers a Family Relationship Service for families which provides mediation and counselling for families to help plan for the future for their family member with a disability.

If you'd like to borrow any of these items or anything else from the library, just email.

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