‘Wurin yan wurinwan binga murra warra – To love, to support, to stand one’s ground’

pub_wurin_yan_wurinwan_workersInformation for workers and volunteers supporting Aboriginal women with family members in prison

This book was developed to provide information and resources to workers and volunteers supporting Aboriginal women who have a family member in prison. This and a companion book for the Aboriginal women themselves were both were researched and designed by Nikki Read from our Bathurst office, funded by the New South Wales Office for Women and the Premier’s Department. The books were drawn from stories and comments provided by Aboriginal women who have been through a similar experience.

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You can order the printed book by phoning us on (02) 9714 3000.

Introductory brochure – Goulburn

Introductory brochure – Goulburn

Read how SHINE for Kids can help you in Goulburn – our programs and services, contact details, how to give us feedback, and more.

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Introductory brochure – ACT

Introductory brochure – ACT

Read how SHINE for Kids can help you in the ACT – our programs and services, locations and contact details, how to give feedback and more.

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Introductory brochure – Victoria

Introductory brochure – Victoria

Read how SHINE for Kids can help you in Victoria – our programs and services, locations and contact details, how to give us feedback, and more.

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Introductory brochure – general

Introductory brochure – NSW

Read how SHINE for Kids can help you – our programs and services, locations, contact details and more.

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‘My Friend the Bully’

My Friend the BullyA young boy learns about the stories of others, and how to reach out

On the way home I ran, so I would avoid Big Jim, and I got home all hot and sweaty. “Dale,” my mum called out, “are you OK? Why are you so dirty?” I knew that I had to tell her what had been happening. “There’s a boy at school, he’s as big as Dad and he takes my lunch everyday and chases me on the dirt track.”

With the help of his perceptive mother, Dale learns what lies behind Big Jim’s bullying – and how to make the situation better for everyone.

My Friend The Bully is a tale related by a 9-year-old boy called Dale, tracing the processes enacted by Dale, his family and friends to deal with the trauma of being a victim of bullying.

Its story allows children aged 7–10 years to make a connection with the plight of others. Indeed, it offers strategies in providing passive/assertive gestures that are empowering in dealing with the bully. The character of Dale’s mother is a positive parental role, and refuses the reinforcement of gender stereotypes. It elicits empathy for both victim and bully, highlighting that there are two sides to every story – and solutions to every problem.

The narrative is based on real-life events: Dale is actually author Robert Barco, who in his 40s had graduated with a degree in social sciences, welfare and youth work and was completing a masters in child welfare.

The illustrations are by Jared Kailahi, then 24 years old and a past fellow inmate of Barco, whose contribution to this book was his first opportunity to use his drawing skills.

This book will find its place wherever young children read: at home or at school, whether for leisure or under instruction.

My Friend The Bully was launched at the SHINE for Kids AGM on 26 November 2009 by The Hon. Graham West MP, Minister for Juvenile Justice, Youth and Volunteering. SHINE for Kids sponsored the layout of the book by Cyberdog Design, and it was kindly printed pro bono by Fuji Xerox Australia.

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You can order a printed copy of My Friend The Bully by phoning us on (02) 9714 3000.

‘Wurin yan wurinwan binga murra warra – To love, to support, to stand one’s ground’

Information for Aboriginal Women

This book was developed to provide information and resources to Aboriginal women who have a family member in prison, drawn directly from life experiences of Aboriginal women in that situation. It gives advice where to seek help, plus general advice on how to cope.

Funded by the New South Wales Office for Women and the Premier’s Department, it was researched and designed by Nikki Read from our Bathurst office.

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You can order the printed book by phoning us on (02) 9714 3000.

Child and Family Centre Guide – English

Child and Family Centre Guide – EnglishRead our Child and Family Centre Guide as a PDF in English. It contains helpful information on our locations, contact details, opening hours, your rights and responsibilities and lots more.

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‘Putting Your Child First’

Putting Your Child FirstA survival guide for families when a family member goes to prison

It is hard enough for adults to cope with all the changes and emotions they experience when a family member is in prison. We all need to remember that it is often even harder for children and young people. This book is a survival guide for families when a parent first goes to prison.

Children and their carers often feel very alone as they struggle to face a variety of difficulties. This book offers insights to help guide and inform carers of children of prisoners about the different issues children and young people can face on a daily basis, and provides suggestions and ideas to help carers give their families the best opportunity for a positive future.

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You can also order the printed book by phoning us on (02) 9714 3000.