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MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23: Australian workshop Speaker Mandi Smith, Individual and Couple Counsellor, Relationship Educator and Director of PREPARE/ENRICH Australia

The transition to parenthood for couples is a time of great excitement however the challenges and demands can lead to a decline in marital satisfaction. Couples can lose sight of their potential as their new roles take their relationship on a path they may not have experienced yet. This can be particularly complex for blended families.

The PREPARE/ENRICH Parenting Version is a relationship inventory which helps couples gain some awareness in how they are going as a couple as well as giving them insight into how they view their relationship with their children. The program guides couples through the challenges of parenting and the intersection of marital and parental dynamics, raising awareness and building relationship skills. It empowers parents providing them with insight into their parenting style, family system, and couple relationship. This workshop will give some practical tips on working with couples whose primary concerns are parenting, using the PREPARE/ENRICH Parenting module.

See Mandi Smith at the MAREAA 2017 Conference and her workshop: I loved you before we where parents – The transition to parenthood for couples.

Conference agenda available now.

MAREAA 2017 National Conference Registration

MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Register now to join the peak marriage and relationship educators conference exploring the well-being of Children, Men and Women, Families and Communities.

MAREAA Conference Registration Rates:

Registration Closes 5pm 17 Nov 2017

  • Member Conference $589.00
  • Non-Member Conference* $684.00
  • Join us for a fabulous start to the day, networking over a delicious breakfast at one of Melbourne’s premiere and award winning bar and café’s The Boat Builders’ Yard, just steps from the conference venue $40.00

*Includes 12 months membership to MAREAA.

MAREAA Members Only ‘6 for 5’ promotion registration Want to send more than one person? The Conference registration also offers a ‘6 for 5’ promotion for MAREAA Members only. Simply enter the names of 5 members you will register in one transaction and when complete, you’ll receive a link and code in your confirmation email to register your 6th attendee. Available at both Early Bird and Standard Rates.

Conference agenda available now

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Conference Partner The Department of Social Services aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. www.dss.gov.au

Questions?

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Australian Keynote Speaker Alison Campbell Rate Executive Director, Open Doors Counselling and Educational Services Inc.

What have broken eggs got to do with resilience? Absolutely everything!

Come along and find out why at the RAISING RESILIENT FAMILIES parent education seminar, an opportunity to learn about your child’s emotional resilience – what to do (and what NOT to do!) to help them grow more of it.

Be ready to participate in an engaging, interactive time with other parents as we learn some new ideas, pool our expertise, uncover some cool secret weapons in the war against helplessness, and reflect, discuss and share together.

Alison has been associated with Open Doors Counselling and Educational Services since 1987 in a number of roles. Alison heads up Open Doors’ educational services for schools, manages communications and special projects and is currently serving on an honorary basis as the Executive Director of the Open Doors Committee of Management. Alison has presented to thousands of parents, children and teachers over the years and is passionate about promoting effective parent child communication and strengthening the decision making capacity of young people.

Conference agenda available now.

MAREAA Conference Registration Rates:

Registration Closes 5pm, 8 November 2017

  • Member Conference $649
  • Non-Member Conference* $724
  • Member Day rate $359
  • Non member day rate $399
  • Join us for a fabulous start to the day, networking over a delicious breakfast at one of Melbourne’s premiere and award winning bar and café’s The Boat Builders’ Yard, just steps from the conference venue $45

*Includes 12 months membership to MAREAA.

MAREAA Members Only ‘6 for 5’ promotion registration Want to send more than one person? The Conference registration also offers a ‘6 for 5’ promotion for MAREAA Members only. Simply enter the names of 5 members you will register in one transaction and when complete, you’ll receive a link and code in your confirmation email to register your 6th attendee. Available at both Early Bird and Standard Rates.

Conference agenda coming soon

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAREAA CONFERENCE UPDATE

Conference Partner The Department of Social Services aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. http://www.dss.gov.au

Questions?

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Being positive is not for the faint hearted! See Chloe Shorten in November at the MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. They move from one state to create a family in another. They combine into new homes, take holidays with blends of children and parents from different households.

Register now to see Chloe Shorten speak at the MAREAA Conference 2017 in November and join the peak marriage and relationship educators conference exploring the well-being of Children, Men and Women, Families and Communities.

Australian Keynote Speaker Chloe Shorten Australian corporate affairs specialist and Strategic Advisor

An Australian corporate affairs specialist, a member of the Burnet Institute‘s Engagement Committee and Strategic Advisor for their Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program, and wife of Opposition leader Bill Shorten

Conference agenda available now.

MAREAA Conference Registration Rates:

Registration Closes 5pm, 8 November 2017

  • Member Conference $649
  • Non-Member Conference* $724
  • Member Day rate $359
  • Non member day rate $399
  • Join us for a fabulous start to the day, networking over a delicious breakfast at one of Melbourne’s premiere and award winning bar and café’s The Boat Builders’ Yard, just steps from the conference venue $45

*Includes 12 months membership to MAREAA.

MAREAA Members Only ‘6 for 5’ promotion registration Want to send more than one person? The Conference registration also offers a ‘6 for 5’ promotion for MAREAA Members only. Simply enter the names of 5 members you will register in one transaction and when complete, you’ll receive a link and code in your confirmation email to register your 6th attendee. Available at both Early Bird and Standard Rates.

Conference agenda coming soon

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAREAA CONFERENCE UPDATE

Conference Partner The Department of Social Services aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. http://www.dss.gov.au

Questions?

Keep up with the latest from the MAREAA National Conference 2017 online:
www.mareaa.asn.au
Twitter: @MAREAA_asn
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Being positive is not for the faint hearted! See Harry Benson in November at the MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Register now to join the peak marriage and relationship educators conference exploring the well-being of Children, Men and Women, Families and Communities.

International Keynote Speaker Harry Benson Research Director Marriage Foundation (UK)

Harry Benson is arguably Britain’s leading champion for marriage. His research findings for the Marriage Foundation are routinely cited in the media and by politicians and have made front page news on several occasions. Formerly one of the youngest Royal Navy helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands war – about which he wrote the bestselling military history SCRAM – Harry has spent the last twenty years researching, writing and teaching about marriage and family. As founder of a Bristol charity, he taught hundreds of relationship courses to thousands of couples, including ‘Let’s Stick Together’, a pioneering short programme for new parents evaluated by the Department for Education and delivered mainly through NHS post-natal clinics.

Conference agenda available now.

MAREAA Conference Registration Rates:

Registration costs Early Bird Rate Standard Rate Closes 5pm, 13 October 2017

  • Member Conference $589.00
  • Non-Member Conference* $684.00
  • Join us for a fabulous start to the day, networking over a delicious breakfast at one of Melbourne’s premiere and award winning bar and café’s The Boat Builders’ Yard, just steps from the conference venue $40.00

*Includes 12 months membership to MAREAA.

MAREAA Members Only ‘6 for 5’ promotion registration Want to send more than one person? The Conference registration also offers a ‘6 for 5’ promotion for MAREAA Members only. Simply enter the names of 5 members you will register in one transaction and when complete, you’ll receive a link and code in your confirmation email to register your 6th attendee. Available at both Early Bird and Standard Rates.

Conference agenda coming soon

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAREAA CONFERENCE UPDATE

Conference Partner The Department of Social Services aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. http://www.dss.gov.au

Questions?

Keep up with the latest from the MAREAA National Conference 2017 online:
www.mareaa.asn.au
Twitter: @MAREAA_asn
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MAREAAUSTRALIA
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/mareaa

Join us at http://www.mareaa.asn.au or sign up to our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bRigGf

Being positive is not for the faint hearted! See Prof. Lea Waters in November at the MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Being positive is not for the faint hearted explores how, with small positive steps, we can make a huge impact on our wellbeing. Her first book, The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish, was released May 2017 (Avery/The Penguin Group).

See Lea Waters in November at the MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Professor Waters is the Founding Director and holds the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne where she has held an academic positon for more than 20 years. Lea holds affiliate positions at Cambridge University’s Well-Being Institute and the University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations. As a researcher, she has published almost 100 scientific articles and book chapters.

MAREAA 2017 National Conference Registration

Conference agenda available now

Early Bird registration now open.

Register now to join the peak marriage and relationship educators conference exploring the well-being of Children, Men and Women, Families and Communities.

MAREAA Conference Registration Rates:

Registration costs Early Bird Rate Standard Rate Closes 5pm 30 Sept 2017

  • Member Conference $589.00
  • Non-Member Conference* $684.00
  • Join us for a fabulous start to the day, networking over a delicious breakfast at one of Melbourne’s premiere and award winning bar and café’s The Boat Builders’ Yard, just steps from the conference venue $40.00

*Includes 12 months membership to MAREAA.

MAREAA Members Only ‘6 for 5’ promotion registration Want to send more than one person? The Conference registration also offers a ‘6 for 5’ promotion for MAREAA Members only. Simply enter the names of 5 members you will register in one transaction and when complete, you’ll receive a link and code in your confirmation email to register your 6th attendee. Available at both Early Bird and Standard Rates.

Conference agenda available now

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAREAA CONFERENCE UPDATE

Conference Partner The Department of Social Services aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. http://www.dss.gov.au

Questions?

Keep up with the latest from the MAREAA National Conference 2017 online:
www.mareaa.asn.au
Twitter: @MAREAA_asn
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MAREAAUSTRALIA
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/mareaa

Join us at http://www.mareaa.asn.au or sign up to our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bRigGf

The Change Model: Goal-oriented – stay focused on the positive

Don’t let yourself get weighed down by a bad day or a bad week.

Acknowledge and give yourself and each other credit for the efforts and changes you’ve made. Compliment each other, thank each other, encourage each other!

The CHANGE Model can help you develop an action plan for your relationship goals with six easy steps:

5. Goal-oriented – stay focused on the positive.

Through careful planning and constant assessment and re-evaluation of your plans, you know where you are going, you can plan where you are heading and you take time to see the bigger picture. This leads to a clear understanding of goals, dreams and your vision as a couple. Continually encourage each other and stay focused on the positive.

Source: The Couple Checkup Book ©2008

PREPARE/ENRICH is celebrating its 35th Anniversary, but perhaps you are a marking a milestone anniversary this year as well. Anniversaries are times to not only celebrate and reflect on how far you’ve come over the years, but also to establish hopes, goals, and resolutions for the year to come.

#PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised online assessment tool that identifies each couples unique strength and growth areas. Based on their assessment results, a facilitator provides feedback sessions, helping couples to discuss and understand their results while teaching them proven relationship skills.

For more information on PREPARE/ENRICH or to simply set up a couple on the tool, please contact: http://www.prepare-enrich.com.au or call today (02) 9520 4049 #prepareenrich

The Change Model: Never give up – even if you experience setbacks!

The thing about relationships is they are always a work in progress! Expect that the road will twist and turn but never give up, use setbacks as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Get to know your strengths and growth areas and those of your partner and accept that it takes effort, planning and persistence in general, but particularly during the tough times.

The CHANGE Model can help you develop an action plan for your relationship goals, with six easy steps:

4. Never give up – even if you experience setbacks!

Inevitably, life happens, and after weeks of great progress you may suddenly find yourselves back at square one (or even square zero!). If you use setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow together, you will always be on a path toward a stronger relationship.

Have you experienced these challenges before? Perhaps there are things to celebrate also. Make time to not only celebrate and reflect on how far you’ve come over the years, but also to establish hopes, goals, and resolutions for the year to come.

Get started today and develop an action plan for change.

Tune in for step three next week.

Source: The Couple Checkup Book ©2008

#PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised online assessment tool that identifies each couples unique strength and growth areas. Based on their assessment results, a facilitator provides feedback sessions, helping couples to discuss and understand their results while teaching them proven relationship skills.

For more information on PREPARE/ENRICH or to simply set up a couple on the tool, please contact: http://www.prepare-enrich.com.au or call today (02) 9520 4049 #prepareenrich

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