Seasons Greetings Pathways!
Welcome to the Christmas edition of the Pathways Newsletter and the final newsletter for 2015.
As with most services in the family law sector, winding up for the end of the year is always a very busy time for the SA Pathways Network. Since the last newsletter, we have been very active, including attending the Family and Relationships Services (FRSA) Conference held in Adelaide from 4-6 November. We were very pleased to attend the conference and promote SA Pathways through the Australian Institute of Social Relations booth. We also received positive feedback about the role of Pathways in South Australia. SA Pathways benefited greatly from being able to network and discuss relevant issues with a range of professionals in the family law system both from SA and interstate.
At the conference, Her Honour Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court mentioned SA Pathways' role in arranging a large cross sectoral meeting on 15 October 2014 with Judge Cole of the Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide and Pam Hemphill, Principal of Child Dispute Services at the Adelaide Family Law Courts on behalf of the Family Law Courts Children's Committee. We also hope to become further involved in a forming a new working group with the Committee to discuss the challenges of forming a possible pilot program in SA to involve children more broadly in the family law system.
As you are aware, 25 November 2014 also marked 'White Ribbon Day'. As such, we provide a number of links to articles about ending violence against women in this edition.
As always, Pathways welcomes any other suggestions or contributions to this newsletter, including showcasing any new or existing services in the community. To assist with this, below we provide further details about the number of ways in which you are able to keep in touch with SA Pathways to provide your welcome contributions, as well as some details about waiting and opening times for some family law services (including the Family Law Courts) over the Christmas and New Year break.
Finally, we would like to extend a big thank you to the supporters of the SA Pathways Network and we hope you enjoyed the thank you meeting held at the Family Law Courts on 3 December 2014.
We hope you have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year break. We look forward to working with you again in 2015.