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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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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 of communities that are best…

May 28, 2019
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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, he helped to unite us…

May 17, 2019
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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 Too. This Queensland Domestic and…

May 15, 2019
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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 and safe harbours, we can…

May 13, 2019
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Download Youth Week resources in time for NT Youth Week on Monday!

Northern Territory Youth Week (or NTYW) is an annual celebration of young people across the Territory and involves a range of fun and exciting events and activities. NTYW 2019 will run from Monday 8 April to Thursday 18 April 2019 and the theme is Living in Colour. To celebrate Youth Week in the NT, NAPCAN…

April 5, 2019
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Queensland Youth Week (3 – 14 April 2019) starts on Wednesday!

Queensland Youth Week (3 – 14 April 2019) starts on Wednesday! This year we are showcasing some of the fantastic artwork created by young people as part of the Love Bites Respectful Relationships program. We’re also providing a template for Love Bites communities to insert their own artwork as part of Youth Week to celebrate…

April 1, 2019
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Exciting new partnership between Love Bites in the Sutherland Shire and the Cronulla Sharks!

An exciting new partnership was announced last month between the Cronulla Sharks and Love Bites in the Sutherland Shire! As part of this partnership, Sutherland Shire Family Services will receive funding for a part time Love Bites coordinator in their area. In addition to this, Sharks Co-Captain Wade Graham has volunteered his time in becoming an…

March 6, 2019
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