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Webinar – Putting children first: Changing how we communicate with parents to improve children’s outcomes

Last month, NAPCAN’s National Manager Prevention Strategies, Lesley Taylor hosted a webinar along with Derek McCormack from the Parenting Research Centre in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). The webinar was attended by 1050 individuals and discussed new research on effective ways to talk about parenting. It

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Putting children first: a new resource for practitioners

Thanks to the Hon Luke Donnellan, Victorian Minister for Child Protection and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers for officially launching the Talking About Parenting resource today in Melbourne. The poster is a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and NAPCAN, and

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Get ready for National Child Protection Week (1-7 September 2019)

National Child Protection Week is coordinated by NAPCAN starting on Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September (1-7 September 2019). The aim of the week is to engage members of the community in supporting families and protecting children. In 2019 National Child Protection Week focus on introducing a ‘child

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Love Bites on the Central Coast Awarded Federal Government Funding

A message from David Nichols, Central Coast Love Bites Coordinator: An exciting development for the Love Bites program on the Central Coast, with The Federal Government awarding funding of $768,208 over the next two years! I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Love Bites community on the Central

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Small businesses playing their part

This Queensland Small Business Week (27 – 31 May) let’s join together to recognise the important role of small businesses in Queensland – not only for our economy, but also for our communities. Children thrive in communities that are friendly, safe and connected, and small businesses play an important part

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Neighbourhood Centres are like safe harbours for families

To celebrate the theme from Neighbourhood Centre Week earlier this month – “Bringing People Together – What Neighbourhood Centres Do Best” – NAPCAN has created the following poster to highlight how important this work is for families and children.   Neighbourhood centres play a special role in building the types

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Celebrating the life of Tex Skuthorpe

NAPCAN is very saddened to hear of the passing of Tex Skuthorpe. “Tex’s art brought such beauty and meaning to the work of NAPCAN. He highlighted the incredible strengths of Indigenous culture, and gently reminded us that children are sacred and their wellbeing is the responsibility of everyone. Most importantly,

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Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

May is Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month), which is all about engaging everyone in the community to send a clear message that violence will not be tolerated. As a reminder about the impact of violence on children, download NAPCAN’s brochure: Domestic and Family Violence Hurts Children

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Join us in supporting National Families Week (15-21 May)

We know that children thrive when their families get the support they need and that families do best when they’re part of connected communities with access to support. Parenting can be like navigating waters – everyone may experience bad weather from time to time but with the help of lighthouses

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