What does National Families Week mean to you and how will your organisation be celebrating?

This week National Families Week is celebrating 20 years of supporting families. National Families Week 2022 starts on May 15th, in line with the UN International Day of Families, and recognises the vital role families play in society – at work, at home, and in the community. The enduring theme is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’.

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What can your workplace do?

1. Evaluate your workplaces family friendly practices – Check out the National Work & Family Standards and assess how family friendly your workplace is. We have developed a readiness survey tool that can help you identify the gaps – you can take the survey here.

2. Attend a live workshop to learn – How to become a certified Family Inclusive Workplace™.  The next 45 minute workshop will be held on May 19th 2022.

3. Sign up to be certified – Join Parent’s At Work’s next cohort starting June 7th and be recognised as a certified Family Inclusive Workplace™. Start the certification journey – apply here. 

Finally, you can check out some ideas for celebrating shared by National Families Week organisers here.

If you are an employer member through Parents At Work – ‘Connected Parenting’ Event.

On May 18th Parents at Work will host this special webinar event for you to share with your working parents and carers. Parent educator and Obstetric Social Worker, Founder of Connected Parenting, Genevieve Muir.

The session will cover the importance of connection, setting boundaries, self care for working parents and carers and is available to all Employer Members and employers with a subscription to the Work Life Wellbeing Series.  A registration link will be sent out shortly to member organisations.

Looking to run an event for National Families Week?

If you’d like your people to have access to this event (or others from our Work Life Wellbeing Series) and are not yet a member with us, please get in touch at info@parentsatwork.com.au 


* This is an article written by Emma Walsh at Parents At Work.