Free Escare workshops planned for Esperance

Community support group Escare recently established an awareness and education program which provides free workshops after receiving funding.

Workshops under the Community Awareness and Regional Education (CARE) program will be presented by national and WA practitioners during September and October.

The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission granted $29,000 for the program and the shire committed $3500 for the Resilient Youth workshops. Escare service manager Jo Aberle said the aim of the program was to build youth resilience and increase the capacity for well-being and connectedness in the community.

“The CARE program is a result of having identified a need for more youth and family support from within the community aimed at early intervention and prevention services,” she said.

Upcoming events include a cyber safety workshop on September 4, presented by Kayeleen Kerr from WA Child Safety Services. Ms Aberle said the workshop was aimed at helping parents and carers teach their children how to safely navigate the online world.

Resilient Youth Australia psychologist Andrew Fuller will also provide workshops on September 18 and 19, focusing on the wellbeing of young people and their families. The Resilient Youth workshops are supported by The Shire of Esperance Community Assistance Grant, Esperance Psychology and generous community members. October will see various workshops hosted by Behaviour Tonics, which cover topics such as parenting tips and bullying.