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
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
Recently Beck Rayner from the Military Wife Life community, recorded a powerful podcast with an ADF partner who escaped from a difficult family situation several years ago, and with another ADF partner who is a domestic violence worker. The podcast is available on podcast apps and at https://militarywifelife.com.au/podcast/ The podcast is brutally honest and tells … Continue reading Family and Domestic Violence
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
They say that isolation has 3 stages. Excitement for being able to work from home in your PJ’s all day to setting into a routine and than realising that you crave human interaction again. I believe most of us can experience all 3 of these in a matter of minutes. Isolation started for us on … Continue reading My routine for lockdown
Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, has written an open letter to all Defence families, to assure them that Defence’s priority continues to be its people and there is a range of support available to their families. Via the Defence Community Organisation website.
We’re wearing unicorn masks to team video conference meetings, listening to Brenè Brown podcasts and swapping stories about Anzac Day, kids and schooling. That’s how things are in DFA at the moment. We’re also still here advocating for Defence Families. In this podcast Brenè talks about having what she calls a ‘family gap plan’. She … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor
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