This edition of CRUcial Times focuses on the theme of "Things learnt about friendship and relationship formation"
This edition contains the following articles:
CRU Presidents Report
Friendship - a way to more ethical communities
Jayne Clapton lectures in Disability Studies at Griffith University. In this article Jayne makes an important connection between friendship and the type of society in which we live.
The role and limitations of services in developing relationships
We asked Janet Millward how service providers might overcome some of the obstacles that inhibit the development of reciprocal relationships. Janet says that part of the answer lies in nurturing small beginnings and a willingness to take risks.
Bruce & Penny
Bruce Harris and Penny Watson tell of a friendship that they both value highly. It’s a friendship marked by support for each other over the past ten years.
Including people with disabilities in the community - what can local councils do?
Julie Walder is Community Services Manager with Townsville City Council. She sees community development work as being like a jigsaw that has many pieces, all of which have to be in place to make a picture of inclusion
Building a community for all people
Ric Thompson is Coordinator of a small community agency in Townsville that is committed to the promotion and development of meaningful, reciprocal relationships in the Townsville community and Ric shares some of the learnings of that work.
Life's wonderful fruit and foliage