Reprinted with permission from ADF Family Health We have launched a refreshed ADF Family Health Program website. The website still contains useful information to assist you in understanding the program and to manage your family allowance. To view the new website please go to adffamilyhealth.com. Dental Comparison Tool Designed to assist you to manage your … Continue reading News from the ADF Family Health Program
We spoke recently to Claire, an ADF partner who volunteers with the Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc. Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role Claire is the National Coordinator and Canberra Coordinator for the Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc (DSNSG). The DSNSG is a non-profit benevolent volunteer organisation established … Continue reading Volunteering for the Defence Special Needs Support Group
We chatted to Vonnie (Siobhan) who has been the Coordinator at the Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre in Brisbane for the past four years. How did you start here? I had posted to Brisbane after being involved on various levels in my previous posting with the community and its activities. The job was advertised in the … Continue reading Gallipoli Barracks Community Centre Coordinator
My husband was recently crash posted into a job where he can’t talk about what he’s doing. So with deployments still happening we thought here at DFA that we would share our tips for what to talk about when there is much you and/or the ADF member can’t say. Why is this important? Because talking … Continue reading What to talk about when there is much you can’t say
This week at DFA there is a growing desperation for some of our hairdressers to open and relief that some children are back in school. Our experiences at the moment are varied. This week we listened to this Brenè Brown podcast titled ‘Permission to Feel’. In it she interviews Dr. Marc Brackett. There is so … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor
Thanks to Defence Health for this article It’s time to get creative while you and the kids stay safe at home. Whether you’ve got toddlers or teenagers, there will no doubt be some challenges in the coming weeks (and possibly months) together at home. The important thing to remember – especially with teenagers – is … Continue reading What to do with the kids during COVID-19?
Some words from our DFA Northern Queensland delegate, Chandell. So far with COVID-19 my family’s life has remained relatively unchanged but that’s about to change with Anzac Day. As a Defence child and now a Defence family, Anzac Day has a very special meaning to my family, as I am sure it does for so … Continue reading Anzac at Home 2020
Why a First Five Years Webinar? Over the month of March DFA is hosting a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three Services. We’ve asked the Deputy Service Chiefs to talk about what to expect from a Services perspective such as how much the member will be away and in what … Continue reading Webinars