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Child rights advocate announced as one of four final nominees for Northern Territory Local Hero Award

Child rights advocate announced as one of four final nominees for Northern Territory Local Hero Award The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is pleased to announce that Northern Territory Manager, Lesley Taylor, has been shortlisted for a Northern Territory Local Hero Award as part of the 2020 Australian of the…

October 25, 2019
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Celebrate Children’s Week (19 – 27 October 2019)

‘Children’s health starts with healthy communities’ is the message of this year’s Children’s Week, based on the theme that:  ‘You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well’. (Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on…

October 16, 2019
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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 introduced new tools to help…

October 4, 2019
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ACYP is inviting entries for the NSW Children’s Week 2019 Creative Story Competition & Awards

Do you enjoy writing and storytelling? This is your opportunity to write a creative story (200-500 words) about an issue that is important to you and to other children and young people in 2019. The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People is inviting entries for the NSW Children’s Week 2019 Creative Story…

September 16, 2019
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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 is designed to support practitioners…

September 4, 2019
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This Sunday is Father’s Day, which also marks the beginning of National Child Protection Week across Australia. The national association organising the week has called on Australians to put children first and give parents the support they need to do the important job of raising children. See attached media release for more information…

August 29, 2019
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Safe Harbours for Families: NAPCAN launches new video resource
Safe Harbours for Families is the title of NAPCAN’s latest short film, created to support the theme of National Child Protection Week 2019 that: “Children thrive when their parents have the support they need to navigate life’s choppy waters.” The film is based on the Science of Talking About Parenting research from the FrameWorks Institute US & Parenting...
August 28, 2019
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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 development’ communication frame to promote…

August 13, 2019
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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 Coast for this ground breaking…

July 16, 2019
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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 in creating these types of…

May 28, 2019
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