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Neighbourhood Centres are Safe Harbours for Families

Neighbourhood Centre Week, happening across Australia from 9 to 15 May 2022, is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of over 1,000 Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres. This year’s theme is ‘Building resilience by bringing people together’. In Queensland alone, there are 143 neighbourhood centres supporting more than 1.6 million people who attend…

May 13, 2022
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Qld Community of Practice for Love Bites

NAPCAN’s Love Bites community plays a big part in the primary prevention of family and domestic violence in Queensland. This Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, we would like to take the opportunity to bring our Love Bites community together in an online community of practice via Zoom. The event will have an informal format…

May 11, 2022
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Children’s Art Activity

Last year, we loved hearing what children and young people had to say about their communities, so we will be running a similar activity for 2022. To find out how to support children and young people in your life to get involved with the art activity, visit the Art Activity page. If you want to go…

April 12, 2022
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New Love Bites Manual Released!

NAPCAN is excited to announce the 2022 release of the new Love Bites manual. The manual looks different and has many small improvements and changes, with general updates across most of the program activities and resources. For an overview of the changes download the Love Bites New Release PDF. Do I need to use the…

April 5, 2022
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Neighbour Day: What’s a cup of tea got to do with protecting children? 

What’s a cup of tea got to do with protecting children?  Protecting children is about many things.  It’s about making sure that families have the economic, physical and emotional support they need to provide children with what they need to thrive.  It’s also about making sure that we all have the social supports that we…

March 21, 2022
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Love Bites Grants Now Open (closing 4 Feb 2022)

Thanks to generous funding from Run Against Violence, Round Two of the Love Bites RAV/NAPCAN Grants are now open. The aim of the grants is to help the Love Bites program reach as many young people as possible, particularly in areas of high need. We know that the cost of training facilitators can be a…

December 8, 2021
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16 Days of Activism Webinar: The many faces of prevention – putting a stop to domestic & family violence before it starts

    WATCH WEBINAR RECORDING  DOWNLOAD RESOURCE SHEET   The many faces of prevention – putting a stop to domestic and family violence before it starts   Thursday 9 December 10.30am – 12.00pm AEDT (9.30-11.00am AEST)   Despite increasing public awareness, not enough has changed in regard to the prevention of domestic and family violence…

November 30, 2021
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New Rights of the Child Poster

During Children’s Week, NAPCAN launched their revised United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child poster. The poster is designed to appeal to children and young people and has been designed to be used alongside NAPCAN’s new community protective behaviours program Safer Communities for Children. Download the new poster here.  

November 18, 2021
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Let’s Raise Our Voices – Webinar

Friday 5 November 2021  3pm – 4pm ACST, 3.30pm – 4.30pm AEST, 4.30pm – 5.30pm AEDT RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE WEBINAR RESOURCE SHEET Children and young people thrive when they have the opportunity to fully participate in their community and broader society. In the webinar, NAPCAN showcased three projects that are elevating the voices of children…

October 28, 2021
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Keeping Children Safe from Poverty Webinar Recording Available

In this webinar from 18 October we hear more about poverty from the perspective of children, and how we can work together to keep children and families safe from poverty, with: Prof Sharon Bessell from the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia National University, who will share her fascinating research into child poverty (based largely…

October 28, 2021
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