Your monthly update from My Forever Family NSW
Your monthly update from My Forever Family NSW
Dear Friend,
I hope you had a wonderful and safe Easter break and have enjoyed the school holidays. Keeping kids entertained over the holidays can be a job in itself, so if you haven’t had the opportunity to get some rest and recharge your batteries, make sure you take the time to do something for yourself.
While our training program takes a break over the holidays, we are back and ready to go with a range of online and in-person events with subjects that help you gain new perspectives and strategies and meet and share your experiences with other carers.
We’ve listened to your feedback and have added more evening and online webinars so that training fits around your schedule. Make sure you check back regularly on our website for new webinars and training opportunities.
You may have noticed that we are ramping up our in-person events and starting up Information Sessions for potential carers – with upcoming events in Cabramatta and Penrith. Word of mouth is a powerful factor in attracting new carers in our community. They already know a bit about caring, the joys and the challenges. Please talk with family or friends in your community about the upcoming events in Cabramatta and Penrith or contacting our 1300 number below about caring.
We have also had a warm response to our Yarn Sessions, working with Aboriginal community controlled organisations and others to promote caring within a number of communities. All the Yarn Sessions will be in-person events around NSW including a legendary BBQ.
As with all our events, the most successful ones are the ones where you’re involved. Bringing people along, talking about your experience and advocating for kids in out-of-home care to live in safe, nurturing and caring homes. You are the greatest experts and advocates for care and the children and young people who rely on us for their wellbeing and development.
We hope to see you soon at one of our events and/or training sessions.
Miriam Moloney
Head of Advocacy, Engagement and Operations  

Upcoming campaigns

Cabramatta and Penrith: Becoming a carer for kids, Information Sessions 
On the 21st and 28th of April we’re holding Information Sessions for people who are interested in becoming carers in the Cabramatta and Penrith areas. If you know someone who is interested in finding out more about becoming a carer, please invite them or come along with them.  
Register NOW
Yarn Sessions
We’ve had some great feedback from the Yarn Sessions and as a result we have changed our online events to in-person ones around NSW. Take a look at the website and see if we’re coming to a town near you! We want to ensure that Aboriginal children and young people in care stay connected to Country and culture. If you're connected to your local Aboriginal community or know someone who is, bring them along, have a yarn over lunch and learn more about becoming a carer. Visit our website for times, locations and to register.
Have a yarn

Sector updates

Encouraging participation in out-of-home care 
The Create Foundation has created a practice guide on how to establish child-centred participation and decision making in out-of-home care settings. It’s a great resource for carers to help their kids become empowered and meaningfully involved in the decisions that affect them. 
Find out more

Upcoming training

Online training, webinars, face-to-face training and Online Lounge Rooms are back!
We're coming to you with more face-to-face training sessions across NSW. Please keep an eye out on the Event page for dates, times and locations.
All face-to-face training is held in a covid safe environment and is a great opportunity for you to catch up with other carers.


1:1 Coaching for carers  
We still have spaces available for personalised coaching online, to provide intensive therapeutic support to carers who are facing challenges or demands in their role as carers. To connect with a coach simply call 1300 782 975 (between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or email us at
Service NSW is running a program - keys2drive - providing learner drivers and their carers a free driving lesson with an accredited professional driving instructor. They are currently offering a 1-hour free lesson to eligible learner drivers. To find out more and book a session visit Service NSW
Are you getting REWARDS?  
Have you signed up to access the Rewards Program for carers? As a member of the My Forever Family NSW Carer Portal you can access exclusive discounts at major retailers such as Woolworths, Coles and Priceline just to name a few. For more information on how to register visit our website and don’t forget to bookmark the rewards website for future use. 
Find out more

A few of our favourites from the online library 

Did you know you have access to a wide range of e-books and audio books to help you with your carer journey? Here are a  few recommendations from our Carer Support Team: 
This is a fantastic read on how to raise children from challenging backgrounds. 
For frustrated parents to navigate heated moments with young children to foster a caring and lasting connection. 
My Forever Family NSW program is funded by the NSW Government and operated by Adopt Change.

The My Forever Family NSW newsletter is produced by the Communications team.

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Disclaimer: The information and advice provided in this document/website is general information. It may not apply to a particular case, and as such, must not be taken as legal advice.
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