Sydney health forum

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Mon Jul 23 10:12:01 CDT 2001


[ed:  Those of you interested in the intersection of youth, arts, 
health, CD, and popular education may find this of interest.]

From:	Daniel Ng <daniel.ng at uts.edu.au>

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CREATIVE PRACTICE FOR HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

When:  9am to 5pm, WEDNESDAY 5th September 2001

Where: Blackfriars Campus, University of Technology, Sydney
(entrance on Blackfriars Street, Chippendale - between Abercrombie and
Buckland St. Signs will point you to the large room upstairs)


A one-day forum
Organised by the Centre for Popular Education, UTS with the Centre for
Community Welfare Training



FORUM PROGRAM


9am to 9.15am  Introductions


9.15am to 10.45am
HOW MIGHT YOU EVALUATE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES IN
ARTS-BASED PROGRAMS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ?

Creative Youth Initiatives in South Sydney is a multi-disciplinary Arts
training service for young people between the ages of 16-24 who are at
risk because of homelessness, lifestyle or social disadvantage. Phil
Nunn, Director of the Service, will describe and discuss the programs
and, in particular, will attempt to theorise about the sort of health
and community development outcomes arts-based versus non-arts-based
strategies can achieve.

Rick Flowers from the Centre for Popular Education, UTS and Cecelia Gore

with the Health Promotion Branch of NSW Health will respond by outlining

the sort of research that ideally might be undertaken to study Phil's
claims.


10.45am to 11.15am  Morning tea


11.15am to 12.45pm
WHAT ARE EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR YOUTH HEALTH PROMOTION ?

There are 13 youth health services in NSW. They are located in areas of
extreme social disadvantage. The services can boast of a long and rich
history of developing creative and innovative health promotion
strategies, particularly in the areas of access and participation.
Georgie Ferrari, Executive Officer of the NSW Association of Adolescent
Health (which is the Youth Health Peak in NSW) will provide a broad
overview of current practice in youth health services across NSW. She
will lead a discussion with practitioners from some of the services
about the effectiveness of selected strategies and practices. A
particular focus will be directed at the role of arts-based practices.


12.45pm to 1.45pm  Lunch
There are plenty of food places about five minutes walk away on Broadway
or
beaut little cafes tucked away among the many small nearby lanes  Or
bring
your own packed lunch and lay about on the lawn.


1.45pm to 3.15pm
ARTS AND PARTICIPATORY HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICE:  CASE STUDIES IN AIDS
EDUCATION

There have been a small number of bold and adventurous initiatives that
have used art in AIDS education and health promotion practice. A variety

of such initiatives will be described and discussed by several
practitioners and researchers, including Kathy Triffitt and Tanya
Daniels. Rick Flowers and Cecelia Gore will respond by speculating about
the sort of research that ideally might be undertaken to evaluate
outcomes.

Kathy will, for example, describe and discuss the role a community arts
action 'self-documentation, self-imaging: people living with h-i-v and
aid' has played in the development of numerous health promotion and
education initiatives in regional Australia. This is a multidisciplinary
action-based research program. Focus groups are involved in the design,
preparation and implementation of activities and acquire a sense of
ownership in the management of these activities. The workshop process is
a multimedia practice
that facilitates the production of cultural documents of image, sound
and
text .

Tanya will talk about her role in two projects - A Positive Art Project
and Map Out.


3.15pm to 3.45pm Afternoon tea


3.45pm to 5pm
POPULAR EDUCATION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH

Practitioners in community development and health education are looking
for techniques and tools to work effectively with people who are poor
and 'at risk' - for example, from substance abuse, discrimination,
unemployment, violence etc. In particular, many practitioners are
looking for ways to move people from a state of powerlessness, apathy
and passivity to a state of concern, activism and power. Rick Flowers
will highlight the relevance of some forms and traditions of popular
education. A key feature of some of these forms and traditions that will
be considered is the process of helping people create and tell their
stories. By creating and telling their stories - whether it be by using
theatre, song, writing or other art forms - people have an opportunity
to analyse their current situation and values in the light of their own
experiences. They have an opportunity to work with others to create a
'story' that highlights issues and needs they have in common with
others.  The challenge is to use the story-creation and -telling process
to promote community participation, critical reflection, raising
awareness and willingness to initiate community action. That is easier
said than done.  Rick will propose a program development and evaluation
model.


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Organised by the Centre for Popular Education, UTS with the Centre for
Community Welfare Training

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Please send the registration details and payment to:

Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT)
Level 2
Central Square
323 Castlereagh St
SYDNEY NSW 2000

or.....

Fax: 02-9281 8827
E-mail:  registrations at acwa.asn.au

Confirmations are not sent. To confirm your place feel free to contact
the office.

For more information please ring, fax or e-mail:
tel. 02-9281 8822
Freephone: 1800-649 613
E-mail:  ccwt at acwa.asn.au
Fax: 02-9281 8827


REGISTRATION FORM

Last Name
First Name

Postal Address


Phone Number/s
Fax Number
E-mail Address

COURSE TITLE:
CREATIVE PRACTICE FOR HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

VENUE:  Blackfriars Campus, University of Technology, Sydney
Signs will point you to the large room upstairs.
(entrance on Blackfriars St, near Central Stn and Broadway)

DATES:  9am to 5pm, WEDNESDAY 5th September 2001

COST: $60

Payment can be made by cheque, credit card or cash. If you pay by cash
this should be done on the day of the forum. But please register
beforehand so that you get a place.

________

Enclosed is my cheque (Please make all cheques payable to 'ACWA')
__________

__________

Please debit my credit card the amount of $60
Credit Card Type (Mastercard, Visa etc)
Cardholder Name

Account Number
Expiry Date

Signature
__________

__________

I intend to pay by cash and understand that place reservations will be
given to pre-paid registrations. Please register me so as to reserve a
place if it is still available.
__________


Please send the registration details and payment to:

CCWT Level 2
Central Square
323 Castlereagh St
SYDNEY NSW 2000

or.....

Fax: 02-9281 8827
E-mail:  registrations at acwa.asn.au

Confirmations are not sent. To confirm your place feel free to contact
us.

For more information please ring, fax or e-mail:
tel. 02-9281 8822
Freephone: 1800-649 613
E-mail:  ccwt at acwa.asn.au
Fax: 02-9281 8827


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Centre for Popular Education
University of Technology, Sydney

PO Box 123
Broadway 2007

www.cpe.uts.edu.au

Are you looking for a bookshop that specialises in education and social
justice, cultural action, community development, health promotion, youth
work, and learning and action for the environment?  Go to the Centre's
web site and peruse the publications available for sale.

An important new book is Griff Foley's 'Strategic Learning:
Understanding and Facilitating Organisational Learning.'


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