Ep 10: Introducing the ‘Parenting Playbook’ Podcast with Strong Communities

Episode 10: Introducing the ‘Parenting Playbook’ Podcast with Strong Communities   Join Crystal & Emily from the Child & Family Team at Strong Communities as they reflect on the new podcast series coming, designed for parents and caregivers!    This podcast is made possible by the sponsorship of Reef City Motors in Gladstone.   LISTEN […]

Ep 09: Challenging Stereotypes & Empowering Women Part 3

Episode 09: Challenging Stereotypes and empowering Women & Girls: Meet Anjana. Anjana is an Environmental Specialist with the Gladstone Ports Corporation and volunteers her time supporting others in the Gladstone community. Originally from India, Anjana called Australia home in 2011. Anjana shares her story to inspire other girls and women, particularly new migrants to set […]

Ep 08: Challenging Stereotypes & Empowering Women Part 2

Episode 08: Challenging Stereotypes and empowering Women & Girls: Meet Natalia Natalia Muszkat is a Councillor for the Gladstone Regional Council and amongst other volunteer roles in the Community, Natalia is also a Co-Founder of various Not for Profit organisations in the region assisting our community. Originally from Argentina, Natalia called Australia home in 1999. […]

Ep 07: Challenging Stereotypes & Empowering Women Part 1

Episode 07: Challenging Stereotypes and empowering Women & Girls: Meet Marites Marites Flores is a Chemical Engineer and the Senior Production Superintendent at Orica Yarwun and proud business owner of Powerhouse Fitness Centre in Tannum Sands. Originally from the Philippines, Marites calls Australia home and wants to empower other women and girls to follow their passion and […]

Ep 06: Does attending a parenting program mean I am a bad parent?

Episode 06: Does attending a parenting program mean I am a bad parent? Parenting programs can sometimes have a stigma attached to them. Do only ‘bad’ parents need to attend them? Will I be judged when I attend a group? Will I be accepted? Join our host Crystal who is a parenting program facilitator at […]

Ep 05: Supporting children through change & uncertainty

Episode 05: Supporting children through change & uncertainty How do we support our children during change and uncertainty? Join our host Crystal and Godelieve from Good Grief at the MacKillop Institute as they reflect on the webinar created to assist parents and caregivers during difficult times.  LISTEN NOW ↓↓↓ HELPFUL LINKS: If you would like […]

Ep 04: Patricia’s Voice

SPECIAL SERIES: Real DFV Stories In this episode of the Strong Communities Podcast, we talk with Patricia about her experience with Domestic & Family Violence, including the threat of being deported without her children. This is her story on how she survived the violence, and is now thriving. Patricia is determined to give back to […]

Ep 03: The Voice of B

SPECIAL SERIES: Real DFV Stories In this episode of the Strong Communities Podcast, we talk with B about her experience of growing up with Domestic & Family Violence before she moved to Australia. B wanted to speak up to encourage families to reach out for help if they are stuck in the cycle of violence.  […]

Ep 02: Marilou’s Story

SPECIAL SERIES: Real DFV Stories In this episode of the Strong Communities Podcast, we talk with Marilou about her experience with Domestic Violence after moving to Australia from the Philippines. Marilou hopes to inspire other women from the CALD background to know that they can reach out if they are experiencing domestic and family violence, […]

Ep 01: The Voice of A

SPECIAL SERIES: Real DFV Stories   In this episode of Strong Communities Podcast, we talk anonymously with a woman who shares some of her experience with domestic violence. An inspiring story of strength and courage from regional Queensland. This project is supported by the Queensland Government, Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women.   LISTEN […]