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September 2022

Let us take children under our wing to ensure they are safe, supported and as happy as a lark! 

Fri September 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Den Early Years Centre, 13 Shepherd St
Katherine, 0850
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Free

54reasons invites you to attend our National Child Protection Week Play2Learn session with special guests;  ABA, FAFT, HIPPY & Katherine Town Library.

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Darwin Child Protection Week Morning Tea

Fri September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Botanic Gardens Events Centre, Darwin, Gilruth Ave & Gardens Road
The Gardens, Norther Territory 0820 Australia
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This event is a networking opportunity for stakeholders involved in the child protection space and will include an introduction from the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN). The event will also feature guest speakers from Larrakia Nation and NT Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation (NTSGAC), who will each present on their respective kinship care programs. This is a free public event and is open to anyone interested in learning about kinship care programs in Darwin and surrounding…

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Webinar: Creating a ‘one-stop shop’ for the needs of families: Co-design, evaluation & sustaining change

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

Creating a ‘one-stop shop’ for the needs of families: Co-design, evaluation & sustaining change Children thrive when families get the support they need, when they need it. But when families – especially those with complex needs – have to travel all over town in search of the right services, they are unlikely to get the support they need. With around 100 child/family hubs across Australia, many of us will be familiar with the model of co-locating health (medical & allied…

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NSW – Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect Workshop

Fri September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect (including Mandatory Reporting)  Children are safest when all the adults around them understand how to play a part in preventing abuse.  Do you understand your roles and responsibilities in preventing child abuse and neglect? Are you confident about your legal requirements to report abuse? How would you respond to a disclosure, or help a child or family at risk?  Can you identify early signs or risk factors?  Are you aware of the little things that…

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Queensland Workshop – Creating Child Safe Organisations

Mon September 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Organisations play a key role in keeping children safe and helping them thrive.  Is everyone in your organisation putting the needs of children first?  Are you confident that you are meeting all your state and federal requirements for becoming a child safe organisation?  Are you familiar with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and what they mean for you?  Could you do more to engage parents and children in your work?  Do you have child-centred policies and procedures in…

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October 2022

Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence

Tue October 11 - Wed October 12

Children are often the silent victims of family violence, while they are not always heard they are always impacted. The Hatchery’s Child Centred Approaches to Responding to Family Violence will bring together senior leaders and practitioners from across the sector, including keynote speaker David Mandel from the Safe and Together Institute, with the purpose of driving forward real change by putting the child’s rights, voice and needs as the centre of services. This two-day digital conference will unpack practice responses to…

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Anti-Poverty Week (16 – 22 October)

Sun October 16 @ 8:00 am - Sat October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Anti-Poverty Week will celebrate our 20th anniversary and be held from the 16th to the 22nd of October 2022. Children can thrive and be healthy when they have what they need to develop well. To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to ensure every family has enough money to cover the basics and a secure roof over their heads. Find out more about how you can get involved with Anti-Poverty Week at www.antipovertyweek.org.au.

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WEBINAR: Poverty & Keeping Children Safe

Thu October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NAPCAN in conversation with Professor Brigid Featherstone, UK Professor Ilan Katz, UNSW Claudia Lennon, The Benevolent Society As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it’s just not right that 1 in 6 of our children grow up in poverty. We know that poverty affects far too many Australian children and families, diminishing their lives now and in the future. How does poverty and inequality impact the context in which child abuse and neglect occurs and how it is…

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Children’s Week 22 – 30 October 2022

Sat October 22 - Sun October 30

Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.  Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right. The Children’s Week National Theme for 2022 is based on UNCRC Article 27. Children have the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs. The government should help families who cannot afford…

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Children’s Art Exhibition, Darwin

Sat October 22 @ 9:30 am - Sun November 27 @ 3:00 pm

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S WEEK 2022 CHILDREN'S ARTWORK EXHIBITION CITY OF DARWIN All types of artwork are welcome! Drawing, painting, printing, collage, sculpture, ceramic, photography and digital art! EXHIBITION INFORMATION On display Saturday 22 October to Sunday 27 November 2022 at Casuarina Library, 17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina Darwin City Library, Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin Karama Library, Karama Shopping Centre, 37 Kalymnos Drive, Karama Nightcliff Library, 10-12 Pavonia Place, Nightcliff OPENING FUNCTION Saturday 22 October 2022, 9.30am - 11.30am Casuarina…

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Palmerston Children’s Week Event

Tue October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Children's Week Program Tuesday 25th October 9.00am - 11.30am Recreation Stadium 9:00am - MC Anna Thompson Opening Event 9.30am - Story Time with Palmerston Library 10:00am - Dinky Disco 10:45am - Performance by Baby Ballet Stalls, Jumping Castle, Photobooth and Activities Community Room One Bashful Babies feeding and play area Community Room Two Sensational Science Foyer Area Screen Printing with Larrakia Nation Snacks with Ellen Nutrition and Face Painting

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Family Fun Day – Lake Alexander, East Point, NT

Wed October 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

FREE FAMILY FUN EVENT Wednesday 26 October 2022 For babies and children up to 5 years Lake alexander, east point 9.00 am - 12 NOON Fun Bus Pop up Library Waterslide Jumping Castle Disco with DJ Kevin Arts & Craft Activities Fun & Games Free Sausage Sizzle Show times 9.30am & 10.30am: Hyper the Clown: Puppet and Magic Show Find us on Eventbrite: codchildrensweek.eventbrite.com.au City of Darwin's Family and Children Services Team: 08 8930 0561 Download event flyer.

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Stories Songs and Games – Alice Springs Library

Wed October 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Stories Songs and games Wednesday October 26th 10.15am – 11.45am Join us for a morning of Stories, Singing and Games. Come along and celebrate children’s talents and skills and hear their voice! Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy. Healthy snacks provided! Please bring your own drink bottle, wear sunscreen and a hat Families Welcome Free Event   Venue Address: Alice Springs Public Library Cnr Gregory & Leichhardt Tces Alice Springs Phones 08 8950 0555 Email library@astc.nt.gov.au Website: alicesprings.nt.gov.au/library  

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Calm Kid Central Webinar Series – Free (in Gippsland Vic region). Presented by Clinical Child Psychologist Kirrilie Smout

Wed October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Wed November 9, 2022

Free

Learn to support your primary school aged child with worry, frustration, managing impulses and tricky behaviour.  Zoom into 1 or all 3– 1 hr duration for FREE 1)Wednesday 26th of October 2022 at 7:30pm (AEDST) - “Calm and Confident Kids”- learn to help children with a tendency towards worry or anxiety - or who are dealing with difficult life situations. 2) Wednesday 2nd of November 2022 at 7:30pm (AEDST) - “Calm and Connected Kids” – learn to help children to…

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Children’s Week in Katherine

Thu October 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Katherine Adventure Playground Katherine, 0850 Australia + Google Map
free

All families are welcome to come and join in for morning tea and activities at the Katherine Adventure Playground. Play with slime, goop, playdough. Enjoy the fun and games.

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National Children’s Week Carnival

Thu October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clarence River Jockey Club, Powell Street
Grafton, 2460
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Free

National Children’s Week is fast approaching. To support families and children in the Clarence Valley, a working party (consisting of Clarence Childhood Services Association, Momentum, Wesley Parent’s Next and Livable) has been formed as part of the Clarence Valley Child and Family Network. This working party has planned an event for Children’s Week at the Clarence River Jockey Club on Thursday 27th October between 10:00am – 2:00pm. The purpose of this Children’s Week event is to bring local organisations together.…

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Calm Kid Central Webinar Series – Free (in Gippsland Vic region). Presented by Clinical Child Psychologist Kirrilie Smout

Thu October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Wed November 9, 2022

Free

Learn to support your primary school aged child with worry, frustration, managing impulses and tricky behaviour.  Zoom into 1 or all 3– 1 hr duration for FREE 1)Wednesday 26th of October 2022 at 7:30pm (AEDST) - “Calm and Confident Kids”- learn to help children with a tendency towards worry or anxiety - or who are dealing with difficult life situations. 2) Wednesday 2nd of November 2022 at 7:30pm (AEDST) - “Calm and Connected Kids” – learn to help children to…

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We’re going on a Croc Hunt – Katherine

Fri October 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Den Early Years Centre, 13 Shepherd St
Katherine, 0850
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free

We're going on a croc hunt. We're going to catch a big one. We're not afraid. We're as brave as brave can be. Come and catch a croc with the Play2Learn team and special guest Ranger Stacey.

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Qld Children’s Week Family Fun Day

Sat October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Children’s Rights Queensland and 54 Reasons have teamed up to launch Children’s Week 2022 at Teralba Park. Join us for this free family fun day! Saturday 29 October 2022 - POSTPONED FROM 22 OCTOBER DUE TO WEATHER 9am – 12:30pm Teralba Park 120 Pullen Road, Everton Park The event will feature: Community stalls and activities Music and entertainment Interactive displays Jumping castle Food stalls and coffee van Giveaways and prizes

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November 2022

Calm Kid Central Webinar Series – Free (in Gippsland Vic region). Presented by Clinical Child Psychologist Kirrilie Smout

Thu November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Wed November 9, 2022

Free

Learn to support your primary school aged child with worry, frustration, managing impulses and tricky behaviour.  Zoom into 1 or all 3– 1 hr duration for FREE 1)Wednesday 26th of October 2022 at 7:30pm (AEDST) - “Calm and Confident Kids”- learn to help children with a tendency towards worry or anxiety - or who are dealing with difficult life situations. 2) Wednesday 2nd of November 2022 at 7:30pm (AEDST) - “Calm and Connected Kids” – learn to help children to…

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