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The Australian Teenage Expo is a one of a kind event for young people and parents, which provides everything a teen wants to know about, all in the one place. There will be stalls with info on education and employment options, services for any of the issues young people face
and youth focused products. Some of Australia’s best speakers on youth issues and careers will run master classes. Amazing entertainment,
including an all styles dance competition featuring some of Melbourne’s best dance crews, some local bands performing and finishing off the three days with our headlining band British India. Celebrities, giveaways, show-bags, fun activities and special performances throughout the whole three days.
Tickets online at www.teenageexpo.com.au. 16th – 18th September 2011 @ Moonee Valley Race Club. More info on website, call
1300 080 330, or email sonya@teenageexpo.com.au.
Women, Family, Violence and Financial Security
Is this what you have been looking for?
Seeking: Brave Women who Want to be in Control of their Finances
Tools for Change is a unique financial mentoring program. We have trained volunteer women across Wangaratta and Shepparton to support you in your journey to financial confidence over 12 months. It is not unusual that women exiting domestic violence often have limited financial skills because of the extreme level of control from their partners. Pre-existing skills, resources and self-belief are often eroded through years of abuse and put-downs. Tools for Change gives women the opportunity to meet regularly with another woman, who is compassionate, a good listener, who is trained in basic financial management and who can support you in your journey to financial independence.Tools for Change is not a counselling service. While the mentor will be sympathetic to the your situation, her role is to support and guide you in the financial aspects of your and your family’s life. If this sounds like something you need to know more about, please contact Sandi King or Karen O’Connor at Women’s Health Goulburn North East on 0357223009 or whealth@whealth.com.au. All enquires are treated with confidence and respect. For any other wellbeing concerns speak with your child’s homeroom teacher or contact a member of wellbeing on 5721 6322.

Therese Rodway