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The operators of two new specialist family and domestic violence facilities in Kalgoorlie and Mirrabooka were announced this week by Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk. The One Stop Hubs (Hubs) https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/projects/one-stop-hubs/, which are due to open in December, are the first of their kind in Western Australia, and will offer an integrated, wraparound service for victims. Services will include culturally appropriate support, counselling,…
An online resource, Safer WA for Children and Young People https://www.wa.gov.au/government/safer-wa-children-and-young-people, has been launched by the Minister for Child Protection Simone McGurk. The online resource provides relevant information about keeping children and young people safe, while also featuring a dedicated page for children and young people to access information about online safety, how to seek help, and assistance with reporting allegations of abuse.…
This latest report from the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre’s Focus on Western Australia series looks to add to our understanding of the lives of young children in Australia, the environment within which they live and learn, and the services provided to families to enable their children to thrive https://bcec.edu.au/assets/2020/08/BCEC-The-Early-Years-Investing-in-Our-Future-Report-2020-270820.pdf https://bcec.edu.au/assets/2020/08/BCEC-The-Early-Years-Investing-in-Our-Future-Report-2020-270820.…
To reframe how we talk about parenting means beginning our communications with what children need to develop well, rather than what parents should do to be effective. It also means we must stop highlighting how hard parenting is, because that gets people stuck on problems rather than solutions. The research also shows a way forward on how to use metaphor to help explain that the external environment shapes parenting.…
The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of Ms Anne Hollands to the role of the National Children’s Commissioner. Read more: link https://humanrights.gov.au/about/news/media-releases/commission-welcomes-new-childrens-commissioner