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We were visited by Ben. A (#WCHF004_02084) and his beautiful family who were the lucky winners of our latest WCH Foundation Lottery!
We called Ben with the choice between a luxury car, adventure vehicle combo or $150,000 cash and he made the decision to take the cash! The family were so grateful to win our First Prize and are looking forward to using the money to make wonderful memories together travelling Australia.
The WCH Foundation’s inaugural Challenge 21 was a massive success!
Over 400 challengers pushed themselves out of their comfort zone from September 20 to October 10 and raised over $236,000 for families cared for by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network!
‘Mirdilyayanthi’ is the Kaurna word for ‘to shine bright’ – a perfect name for the WCH Foundation’s latest exhibition featuring five amazing Adelaide-based artists whose work is shining incredibly brightly from the walls of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital! Grace Bennett, Elizabeth Yanyi Close, Shane Kooka, Thomas Readett and Jackie Saunders are all currently exhibiting in Mirdilyayanthi. This exhibition, presented by the WCH Foundation’s Arts in Health program, is part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Tarnanthi festival – an opportunity to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in all its diversity.
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And when they occur in families, the whole family can get swept up in the heat of the moment. Infants and small children in the family are central to the whole scene. They observe what has happened, they “feel” what has happened, and it may seem they “caused” what happened even though the bigger person knows it really isn’t that small child’s fault.
This book is valuable to anyone living in a family with meltdowns and also to those working in educational settings who can use this book as a starting point for discussions about family emotions. For more information or for purchasing enquiries, please contact CAMHS Resources.