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August 2021

Pens Against Poverty – Children’s Writing Comp

Thu August 19 @ 8:00 am - Fri September 3 @ 5:00 pm

The power of the pen to change the world Pens Against Poverty is a unique writing competition for school students in Year 3 – 10. It was initially created for young writers in New South Wales and ACT but has grown to reach students all across Australia. Entries are now open for 2021 Pens Against Poverty. This year’s theme is “Time for Change” and entries are open until Friday 3 September 2021. Pens Against Poverty runs in the lead-up to National Child…

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Keeping Kids Safe Online: Free Program for Parents

Wed August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly
Free

Did you know that only about half of Australians parents speak to their child regularly about online safety? This is leaving children vulnerable every time they log on to internet-enabled devices at home. This FREE three-part course for parents of children aged 5 – 12 years will give you the tools and confidence to create and carry out your own family online safety plan. Learning outcomes: Build your confidence to talk with your child about online safety Receive step-by-step guides…

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Run Against Violence – Virtual Challenge

Mon August 30 - Fri September 17
$35

NAPCAN is excited to be partnering with Run Against Violence to help ensure that every young person in Australia has the opportunity to learn about what a respectful relationship looks like for them. The 2021 Run Against Violence (RAV) Virtual Challenge is aiming to raise $90,000 for our Love Bites program to fund facilitator training in remote, regional and metropolitan communities throughout Australia! When is it? The challenge starts anytime Monday 30 August 2021 and finishes midnight Friday 17 September…

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September 2021

Screen addicted kids and parents with Dr. Justin Coulson – FREE Webinar

Wed September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Is your family screen-addicted? COVID Lockdowns have changed the way our families interact with screens. Between homeschooling and working from home, many families are spending a lot more time on their devices than usual. So how can we stop the drama around screens and help our children have a healthy screen-time balance? And what about our own screen behaviours? Join Dr Justin Coulson, one of Australia’s most trusted parenting experts, as he unpacks how families can create a healthy screen-time…

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Mid North Coast – Online Child Protection Week Forum

Mon September 6 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Free

The theme for Child Protection Week 2021 is ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go. To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.’ In light of this theme, Blue Sky Community Services, in collaboration with the Child and Family Interagencies across the Mid North Coast district, will be delivering a 1-day forum for service staff across the region. During the forum,…

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National Child Protection Week webinar series

Mon September 6 @ 10:00 am - Fri September 10 @ 4:00 pm

This year’s National Child Protection Week webinar series has been carefully designed to support the theme that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’. In doing this, NAPCAN has included a range of discussions that highlight some of the ‘big picture’ issues around child protection. These discussions will bring new dimensions to our collective thinking about how we keep children safe and well. This year’s week-long webinar series includes: Offical launch: Every Child, in Every Community, Needs a…

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Official launch: National Child Protection Week

Mon September 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

OFFICIAL LAUNCH: Every child, in every community, needs a fair go Join us for the live-streamed official launch of National Child Protection Week 2021 by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). The launch will be followed by a keynote address by Anne Hollonds, National Children’s Commissioner, who will share her insights on the importance of this year’s National Child Protection Week theme that: To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and…

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Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson

Tue September 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson (ABCSL) is a free livestreamed event that engages children across the country in vital personal safety education. In National Child Protection Week, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation will livestream two brand new video safety lessons to children around the country. Preventing child sexual abuse is everybody’s responsibility. Teaching children that they have the right to be safe, that they are allowed to say no to anything or anyone that makes them uncomfortable, and that there are…

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What does a community need for every child to thrive?

Tue September 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

What does a community need for every child to thrive?  Learn about some of the unexpected factors that shape how kids do in life. To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy. Not every child or community has what they need. And not everyone thinks about children’s wellbeing as a responsibility for communities and society, not just families. Our understanding of what children…

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eSafety’s guide to online sexual harassment and image-based abuse

Tue September 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

This Term 3 webinar will help parents and carers to understand online sexual harassment and image-based abuse, (non-consensual sharing of intimate images). It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 13-18. It will cover: the difference between online sexual harassment and image-based abuse how to report online sexual harassment to social media companies how to report image-based abuse to eSafety and when to report to police where to get support if you feel upset or worried about something…

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Shifting mindsets: How communication can shape early childhood outcomes

Tue September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Shifting mindsets: How communication can shape early childhood outcomes Hosted by Child Family Community Australia (CFCA), Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in partnership with NAPCAN and Telethon Kids Institute. Whether it is written or verbal, communication can impact how we think, feel and relate to others. For child and family welfare professionals, the information we receive about clients can affect how we engage with them directly and how we work with other professionals in supporting child safety and wellbeing.…

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eSafety’s parent guide to popular apps

Tue September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

eSafety's parent guide to popular apps Learn how to help young people safely use popular apps including TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. This webinar is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 8-13. It will cover: an explanation of the popular apps used by young people case studies, research, and targeted advice ways you can support the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences. Dates (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday 6 September 12.30 to 1.30pm Tuesday 7 September 7.30pm…

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Proud in Culture, Strong in Spirit

Wed September 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Proud in Culture, Strong in Spirit This year’s theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day was Proud in Culture, Strong in Spirit. As with all Australian children, it is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to be able to maintain strong connections to their family, community, culture and Country. Too often though, child protection systems seemingly lack the understanding of, or deprioritise, cultural connection. This can have negative consequences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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What you need to know about cyber safety to protect your children with Susan McLean – Webinar

Wed September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Create or Find a Venue, 44 Rutland Road
Box Hill, 3777 Australia
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$5

What you need to know about Cyber Safety to protect your children (This webinar will not be recorded) Susan McLean is an expert in the area of cyber safety and young people. Widely known as the "Cyber Cop", she was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involving Cybersafety and young people. Susan has dozens of certifications, and has spoken at over 1,000 schools and to 150,000 students all around Australia. Check out more about Susan here: http://www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au/about/…

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Child Protection Week panel hosted by NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

Thu September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join our free National Child Protection Week 2021 webinar, where Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer will host a panel discussion on this year’s theme "Every child deserves a fair go". We have a great line up of organisations who will share their experiences of inclusion and equity and what organisations can do to help children thrive. Janet Schorer, the Children's Guardian will be hosting the webinar and will be joined by speakers from Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care…

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How can we ensure children and young people with disability receive a fair go?

Thu September 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Children and young people with disability are more likely to experience abuse and are significantly overrepresented in the child protection system due to increased risk. This increased risk is not about the disability itself but rather is due to the things that children and young people with disability commonly experience like; having more reliance on others for care and support, being socially isolated, lacking a trusted adult or way to communicate with someone who can help, or lacking the right…

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eSafety’s guide to online sexual harassment and image-based abuse

Thu September 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

This Term 3 webinar will help parents and carers to understand online sexual harassment and image-based abuse, (non-consensual sharing of intimate images). It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 13-18. It will cover: the difference between online sexual harassment and image-based abuse how to report online sexual harassment to social media companies how to report image-based abuse to eSafety and when to report to police where to get support if you feel upset or worried about something…

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Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day

Fri September 10

Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is Australia’s longest-running event dedicated specifically to preventing child sexual assault and exploitation. Held annually during National Child Protection Week, Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day unites communities to make a commitment to protecting kids. This year Bravehearts is asking that all Australians wear white on Friday, September 10, and donate to protect children.

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Addressing factors that predispose children to risk of harm early before the need escalates

Fri September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online, 6A Boydhart Street, Riverstone
Riverstone, 2765
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Free

To celebrate the National child protection week Wesley Mission Family support team is inviting all parents to a free webinar. The webinar would highlight; The importance of addressing factors that predispose children to the risk of harm early on before it escalates and the role of Wesley Mission Targeted Early Intervention program in providing support to families to alleviate these risks. Art activities we can practice with our children at home to start up conversations regarding child protection week.

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Building communities that keep children safe from domestic and family violence

Fri September 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Building communities that keep children safe from domestic and family violence Every child, in every community, needs a safe home. Yet we know that far too many children are living with violence every day. We see domestic violence as a factor in the majority of substantiated child abuse cases in Australia. This webinar will explore a vision for safer communities where children and young people are at the centre of our conversations and actions as we address domestic and family…

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