because children matter

takes us on a journey to celebrate the history of Burnside and to share in its vision for the future: safe children, strong families, inclusive communities in
a just society.

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(proudly sponsored by Uniting Financial Services)



Courage to change together

New Parent Infant Network – Newpin. This book tells the story of Newpin in Australia, a story of how therapeutic communities are being created for parents and young children whose relationships need to be nurtured.

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Someone Like Me...
stories of
Burnside foster carers

This inspiring book and DVD tells the stories of UnitingCare Burnside carers and reflects the highs and lows of giving time, energy and love to a child in need of a home. It also demonstrates Burnside’s commitment to recruiting and supporting the best possible carers for our children and young people in foster care.

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Walking the talk

speech and language resource manual

This 124 page manual is for parents, carers and early childhood intervention/play staff across Australia, to encourage speech and language development in young children.

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full copy


UnitingCare Burnside
Capability Document

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the PDF version







Books for...early literacy and school readiness manual

This 148 page manual and DVD is intended as a guide to conducting an 8 week early literacy and school readiness program for parents and their children aged 3-4 years.

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Come together

Mentor course graduate stories

The Mentor Course is a 10 week TAFE accredited program open to any parents who attend a Supported Playgroup Program.

This book tells the journey of some of these young people from the Burnside Coffs Harbour Family Support service.

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