EHN Practitioner Meetings 2020

The EHN Practitioner Meeting provides a great opportunity for practitioners and allied services to come together to share information and ideas and to enhance their professional networks. We have a broad range of speakers from a range of complimentary services discussing topical issues; programs and new initiatives.

If you would like to speak at a meeting or would like to recommend a topic you'd like to hear more about, please contact us

Next Meeting 19th March - Cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions

Speakers include:

Indie School - Jane Coysh
Indie School provides an alternative classroom delivery of VCAL and provide a unique leaning model designed for senior secondary aged students who have experienced difficulties in traditional school environments. Their re-engagement programs empower students to overcome the personal barriers which have led to their disengagement from education.

Anglicare – Family Violence Flexible Support Packages (FSP) - Amy Haartsen
Flexible Support Packages (FSPs) that target high risk and promote safety were introduced by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to recognise family violence (FV) and the impacts on the health and wellbeing of women and children. The purposes of FSPs are for a rapid response to provide personalised, targeted assistance and to assist women and children living with violence in a crisis or post-crisis situation. Amy will provide an overview of the program and outline some of the changes that were implemented when Anglicare became the new provider of FSP in Dec 2019.

Pathways to Resilience and PRAP PLUS – Uniting - Maidie Graham
Pathways to resilience - Pathways to Resilience is an exciting partnership between Uniting, EACH, FAN, Safe futures Foundation and the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF), offering an integrated, comprehensive suite of therapeutic family violence services to victim/survivors and their children (if applicable) across the Outer Eastern Metro Area. The program uses a therapeutic focus on addressing impacts of family violence to ensure victims/survivors, young people and children are safe, heal from their experiences and develop resilience into the future.

Private Rental Assistance Program (PRP) Plus - PRAP Plus works in direct correlation with the already existing Private Rental Assistance Program (PRAP). The purpose of PRAP Plus is to provide households with additional practical support in accessing, establishing or maintaining private rental tenancies. PRAP Plus supports those that are tenancy ready by means of advocacy, utilising relationships with local real-estate agents and drawing on knowledge of housing legislation. Maidie will give an overview of this program, the referral pathways and how it is different to the already existing PRAP.



2020 Meeting Dates

19th March (see above)
21st May Cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions
10th September 
19th November                    

Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood
Meeting 10am -12pm
Morning Tea will be served

For more information or to RSVP, please contact   or call Jo on 0419 363 261