Kinship Carers Week 2019

Activities as at 28th August 2019

Activities are being planned in partnership with a number of locally based agencies. As details become known they will be posted on the website, the Facebook page and through this special news page.

Further activities to those listed below are being planned, including activities in Dandenong and Ballan.

To download a PDF of these events for printing, please click here.

DateActivityLocation / VenueRSVP Contact Person
Friday 30 August Morning Tea Narre WarrenKCV Office (03) 9372 2422
Friday 6 SeptemberLunchLilydaleKCV Office (03) 9372 2422
Monday 9 SeptemberMorning TeaBallaratToni Schiltz (03) 5337 3333
Tuesday 10 SeptemberMorning TeaAltonaKCV Office (03) 9372 2422
Tuesday 10 September Morning TeaSheppartonWiremu Hewitt (03) 5822 8100
Tuesday 10 SeptemberMorning TeaWarrnamboolPam Jackson (03) 5561 8837
Tuesday 10 SeptemberAfternoon TeaMeltonCatrice Lumley (03) 9747 5914
Wednesday 11 September Morning TeaGeelongPauline Sullivan (03) 5337 3333
Wednesday 11 September Morning Tea BendigoSheree McGuane (03) 5440 1100
Wednesday 11 September Morning TeaMilduraJan Cook (03) 5051 0050
Wednesday 11 September Morning TeaWallanWiremu Hewitt (03) 5822 8100
Thursday 12 SeptemberMorning TeaCastlemaineBradley Dawson
Thursday 12 September Picnic at Botanical GardensCranbourneSue Gale (03) 9212 5624
Friday 13 SeptemberCarer KaFE Luncheon & SeminarPakenhamLisa Abbey (03) 9794 3000
Friday 13 SeptemberKinship Care/School Partnerships seminarKensingtonKCV Office (03) 9372 2422
Tuesday 17 September Morning TeaFerntree GullyKCV Office (03) 9372 2422

Kinship Carers Victoria’s podcast series for carers – podcast #11

Kinship Carers Victoria recently released the eight report on their longitudinal study of kinship carer families.
In this podcast, Director of KCV Anne McLeish discusses why the study was established, as well as providing an analysis of the latest report findings, which show that, for the most part, kinship care arrangements for the families in the study continue to be stable. 

To play the podcast directly, click on the orange ‘play’ button above.
If you wish to download the podcast to play at any other time on a desktop computer, right click here, then choose ‘save link as’ and save the podcast. You can also click on the ‘download’ button at the top right next to the ‘share’ button, to do the same.
(This may take a few moments, depending on your Internet connection, as the podcast is an mp3 file 8MB in size.) Once downloaded, the podcast should play in your computer’s media/audio player.
For play on mobile phone/tablet devices using iOS or Android operating systems, click on ‘Listen in browser’ to do just that, and either ‘Play on soundcloud’ or the soundcloud logo in the top right-hand corner to listen and/or add to a soundcloud playlist via the soundcloud platform. Alternatively, click here to play the podcast in your browser.
To listen to the KCV podcasts in itunes, open itunes then type ‘podcasts’ in the search area. From here, type ‘kinship carers’ in the search area. The KCV podcasts are in the ‘education’ category.

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