Dates: Day 1 – Saturday May 24 2014 Day 2 – Saturday May 31 2014
Venue: The Parish Centre, Anglican Parish of St Thomas, 67 High Street, Toowong (bus approximately 300 metres away, train approx. 400 metres away)
Up the stairs between the church and ‘Data 3′. Look for the A Place to Belong banner!
Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Cost: Waged $60.00 Unwaged: $20.00
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided.
Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: connecting, empowering and revitalising.
It was one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. This is the kind of work I want to be doing to build community. It is a transformative process.
Liza and I catch up sometimes for coffee or a chat, however lately her circle of friends is expanding! She’s such a popular lady and it’s no wonder. She’s amazing, warm, friendly, funny and an encyclopaedia of music knowledge, particularly 80’s music that would rival the contestants of Spicks and Specks. Liza now has her own place in West End and recently hosted a fashion show in her apartment. I bumped into her at the West End block party not long ago and we watched one of the bands together. I feel lucky to have met her though AP2B and there is a bunch of other people who think the same.
In July 2013 A Place to Belong began an exciting new research project in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology.
People with mental health problems, learning difficulties and poor literacy and numeracy are at risk of social exclusion including homelessness. They often lack opportunities for education and employment. Academic research has demonstrated a link between literacy and numeracy and social inclusion, however the ways in which literacy can help with social inclusion are not well understood. The Reading and Writing Group is embedded in an agency (APTB) that supports social inclusion and we suspect that this relationship is critical. This year long study will evaluate the service and look carefully at what makes it work or gets in the way of success. It is hoped that one of the outcomes will be a model that can be applied more broadly across other human services
The research is being conducted by Prof Greg Marston of the School of Public Health and Social Work of QUT, and Dr. Jeffrey Johnson-Abdelmalik who is also the Service Improvement Coordinator of APTB.
Anglicare has provided administrative support to the project and also contributes to its review and monitoring.