News, Reviews & Resources   July, 2007
Welcome to the July issue of Starlink Extra.

Resources this month cover a wide range as usual. We hope you'll find some jewels among them!

Cheers, Sue & Chris
BJ Seminars International

Gimundo - Good News Daily
Gimundo Image
gimundo [ji - MUN - doe] - noun
1. A place of inspiration, hope and goodness; a better world.

Chris Case and Keith Cohn (in the US) founded Gimundo - a place of good news and inspiring stories.

As they say on their Our Story page:

We talked about the fact that there are a lot of good things happening in the world and a lot to be thankful for. We see it in our kids. We see in our friends and families. We strongly believe that people want to be inspired. So we decided to create a newsletter where we celebrate positive events and human achievement.

The world certainly has its share of tragedy, disaster and human suffering. Gimundo acknowledges all this, but tries to provide a little balance.

It's a space that provides a welcome respite from our daily media bombardment of negativity, celebrating the positive stories that also abound but so rarely reach the mainstream media.

Skin Deep Forum

Self harming is a complex and confusing issue for many professionals working with young people today. So what does self harming mean and what should we be doing about it? Boy with Head in Hands

The Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne is holding it's second forum for 2007 on this issues looking at research findings, the clinical setting and the school environment.

Registrations for onsite and remote linking are now open for the Skin Deep Forum to be held 9am - 12md on Thursday 2 August 2007.

Come along to the RCH, Melbourne or remote link from anywhere in Australia and hear top speakers in the field discuss recent findings, topics and issues.

Visit the Skin Deep Forum website for more information. To register or for information on how to register, contact Global TeleHealth on (03) 9927 7777 or register online. RCH registrations will be limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

For content information only, contact
Merran Guest
Manager Education Programs, Practice and Learning
Phone: +61 3 9345 6671 (Mon - Thu)

HumourAdventure® ... at the Zoo
Laughing Monkey
Our HumourAdventure® at the Zoo seminar is a fun journey, exploring the power of using humour in work and life.

This public seminar will be held on Friday 26 October at Melbourne Zoo.

Join us and learn practical ways to relax, re-energize, enhance your relationship skills and 'get the balance right' for both work and life.

For more information visit our website.

Useful Websites

How Stuff Works

Academy for Educational Development: Tools and Publications

Australian Government Education Portal

TechSoup: The Technology Place for Nonprofits

Color Communication

For Carers

Carers Australia


Aged Care Australia

Siblings Australia

Surviving the Maze

Home and Community Care (HACC)

3rd Grade Wisdom
A third grade teacher gave the first half of some proverbs to her students and asked them to complete the saying:

Better to be safe than ... punch a 5th grader.

Strike while the ... bug is close.

It's always darkest before ... Daylight Savings time.

Never underestimate the power of ... termites.

Don't bite the hand that ... looks dirty.

The Last Word
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress. (Nicholas Murry Butler)
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