connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.



This eNewsletter is an occasional publication that aims to keep you in touch with some of the interesting initiatives Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is undertaking to further broaden our reach and offering to the Victorian community.

In this edition, we highlight:

- how art programs are helping healing and self-discovery
- a round-up of our activities to support Harmony Day
- a new report on RAV's commitment to social inclusion
- RAV and social media
- helping dads through FUN for Kids.

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 Art augments the path to healing

RAV's increasingly diverse client base is benefiting from a range of art programs which promote healing and self-discovery through creative pursuits. Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, Indigenous women, parents and children, as well as participants in family violence support groups, are all unleashing their imagination while sharing their stories in a supportive setting.

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 Multicultural events strike accord for Harmony Day

RAV joined forces with government and community groups around Victoria during March to celebrate Harmony Day.

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 Report on social inclusion

RAV strongly supports the creation of a multicultural society in which all Australians feel valued and have the opportunity to fully participate.

We have produced a report on some of the initiatives we are undertaking at our centres and within the community.

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 Joining the social media revolution

RAV has joined the world of social media through our own Facebook page, Twitter account, and soon a blog through which we hope to engage visitors in discussion and debate about a range of topical relationship and community issues.

The most recent blog topics will be posted on the home page of our website. The full blog will reside within the website's 'News' section and feature a list of topic streams where visitors can locate articles, make posts about them and/or share them with others.

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