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'Shethrives' Online Coaching Program - Calling For Expressions of Interest
P.V.A. Australia Inc. is calling for expressions of interest for this online coaching program for partners, current or ex-serving female veterans, widows, and separated or divorced partners of veterans.
N.B. There will not be any cost to participants for this online coaching program.
To Partners of Veterans - Expression of Interest
Coaching Program: Supporting Women to Return to, and Thrive at Work
Approximately 53% of working women return to work after 12 months of having a baby (190,000 women). This number increases to around 60% once their youngest child starts school and continues to increase to around 80% as their children grow older. Anecdotal evidence has also shown that many partners have had to give up their career to care for disabled veterans and need support to re- educate in order to re- enter the workforce.
Shethrives in collaboration with the Partners of Veterans Association of Australia want to change this.
1. By supporting women to return to work with confidence at a faster rate.
2. By equipping women with the tools, know-how and connectedness to facilitate a return to work
arrangement that is sustainable and benefits the employer, the women and her family.
3. By empowering women to thrive in their careers and their families.
Through education, inspiration, coaching and connectedness we aim to increase women’s workforce participation, economic independence and life fulfillment.
When women thrive, families and communities thrive …and so can workplaces.
8 module / 8 week, psychology-based, self-lead online program covering topics such as ‘meaning, and confidence’, through to ‘managing mother guilt’.
Psychological – behavioral science based to support a mindset to thrive.
Professional – strategies to lean back in and establish a sustainable plan that benefits employee and employer.
Practical – proven approaches to manage the logistics of varied roles to thrive at home and at work.
Purpose of this Expression of Interest
The purpose of this Expression is to gauge the interest, need and potential benefits of the program to participants in order to support establishment of this program in an enduring and sustainable manner, ensuring as many partners have best practice support to return to and thrive in their homes, community and workplaces.
Expression of Interest Process
a) Advice as to intention
ii. why you think you need the Shethrives program (such as moving regularly, not being able to continue professional accreditation, redundancy of skills, career change, out of workforce looking after children due to partner’s absence, role reversal as breadwinner due to disabled veteran, separated, divorced or death of veteran.)
iii. what would this program mean to you, your partner, your family (assist with confidence, better jobs, improve families financial situation, give you higher self esteem and worth, role model to children, support to your partner, support to and involvement in broader civilian community helping to maintain ties)
b) PVA Representative
c) Selection Process
This expression of interest does not constitute an application to be considered for the coaching program at this stage. Once funding is secured a slightly more detailed application process will follow.
The ex-service organisation environment is changing rapidly including ensuring partners of veterans and families are given far greater consideration. It has been recognised that the family provides a stable and solid foundation for the veteran to continue to volunteer and serve their nation through military service, and to navigate the mine field of injury, illness, transition and life after military service.
Strong families are key ingredients to a strong military, strong nation and the environments in which we bring up our children. Women have always played a major role in family stability and through this program they will be an even greater asset, strength and role model to their families.
Narelle Bromhead OAM
The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc.
PO Box 3494, Tuggerah NSW 2259
Study on Impact of PTSD on Partners of Military Personel
School of Behavioural and Cognitive Science
It is anticipated that this research will be completed by December, 2017. The results may be presented or written up in journals without any identifying information about the participants.
This research has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England (Approval No HE17-051 Valid to 18/04/2018).
Thank you for considering being part of this research.