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BSL Library Blog

November 2022

Welcome to the November 2022 BSL Library Blog.  We're bringing you news on topics useful to your work, professional and personal

development.  Let us know what you think!


Visit the Multicultural Centre for Women's Health Library to scan their newest resources. These include "Recognising the sings of family violence" videos in 16 languages and "Parenting in a rural or remote location" fact sheet in Arabic, Chinese, Greek and Vietnamese.

Paralympian and disability advocate Kurt Fearnley has been appointed the new chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency, the first time a person with a disability has held the role.
Technology pioneers are finding a way to use games to start tricky conversations around mental health.

  • Are you hosting a Christmas meal service?
Every year, Council to Homeless Persons compiles a list of free meal services taking place on or around Christmas.The article aims to provide people without a home, or those doing it tough, with a directory of free meal services around Victoria during the festive period. It is promoted on the CHP website, social media pages and eNews (a digital newsletter for sector workers and community members) in the run up to Christmas. If you are planning on hosting an event in 2022 and would be happy to appear in the article, send your information to

Podcasts & Blogs

Listen to conversations with experts on a variety of topics related to children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Episodes offer evidence-informed wisdom from experts in the field and give a flavour of the work and values of the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health. New episodes are released every fortnight.

Elevate is our blog by young people, for young people. Young people (and those who work with them) to submit their writing to be published on the YACVic blog. Your story will reach thousands of young people and those who work in the youth sector through our channels. You can pitch to us a story, an interview idea, an opinion piece—and we even love visual storytelling.

This episode is with resident DSC'er Todd Winther who gives us his laser-sharp take on the good, the bad, and the nuance of being disabled. One of the most Candid Conversations we've ever had, so buckle up!

Tenants Victoria have five short videos featuring renters ­relating their experiences, in their own words, of dealing with a variety of tenancy legal challenges. This storytelling approach is backed by a grant from the Victoria Law Foundation. 


Equip yourself with the framework of the Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector and enhance your work with young people. There is heaps of opportunity for discussion and reflective practice as well as strategies for developing ethical practice in your role/organisation

Join hundreds of people around the country for the prestigious Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture. Delivered by The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, the Attorney-General of Australia, this year’s event is one of the first public opportunities to hear the new Government’s agenda for human rights policy implementation and reform.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion to reflect on online hate and the need for legislative reform.

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