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1991-10-22 09:26 SENATOR TATE’S OFFICE 002 233055 P.02

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.$ MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS SENATOR MICHAEL TATE

EMBARGO: 3.3flom. Tuesday October 22

FAMILY SKILLS TRAINING VIDEO

A new video designed to help families overcome conflict and resolve disputes was launched in Melbourne today by the Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Affairs, Senator Michael Tate.

The training video titled “Kids Need all the Help Parents Can Get" is the latest element in the Commonwealth Government’s Family Skills Training program

It was launched at Broadmeadows Family Services, in Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy - one of six centres around Australia funded last year in the first stage of the Commonwealth’s pilot Family Skills Training Program.

Senator Tate said the video was largely filmed at Broadmeadows using two families working in conjunction with film maker Don Parham and Family Skills Training Project Officer Phil Bretherton.

“The Federal Government is keenly aware of the importance of the family, family relationships and family stability as the basis of our society”, he said.

“The Government believes that the establishment of a preventative program, such as the Family Skills Training Program, is an important element in the range of family support services it funds.

“The program focuses on the strengths of families, teaching parenting skills, and providing parents with support which helps them to understand their parental responsibnilities and better relate to their children", Senator Tate said.

He said the video would serve as a relevant and powerful educational tool for group and community workers in assisting disadvantaged and vulnerable families.

Released by Adrian Wild 002 34 9100

The launch will be at Broadmeadows Family Services, 1/848 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy, Victoria, at 3.30pm today - Tuesday October 22. The Broadmeadows Program Director is Ms Jill Rose, and the Family Skills Project Officer is Mr Phil Bretherton.

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