Emerging Minds have developed this toolkit that draws from the expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultants, practitioners, non-Aboriginal practitioners and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations. Rather than focusing on why it is difficult to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities, it will explore how non-Aboriginal practitioners and services can develop genuine connections with Aboriginal people and communities to create the best conditions for effective service delivery; services based on respect, learning and creating shared understandings.
A guide to engaging with children experiencing homelessness and family violence. Produced by the Statewide Children's Resource Program this guide is a must for all those working with in homeless and family violence services.
The legislative, technical and research landscape that informs online safety best practice is constantly evolving. It is important to stay up-to-date
The Brokerage administered by the Statewide Children’s Resource Program has been expended for the 2018-2019 financial year.
Please continue to use the Childrens Resource Representative as a resource for children in the Eastern Region. Group work continues and we are always open for referrals.
In 2012, the Victorian Government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The Betrayal of Trust Report, which detailed the inquiry findings, made a range of recommendations, including the need to better protect children from child abuse when they access services provided by organisations.
Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing these recommendations.
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme already rolling out in the Inner and Outer East, we have been gathering information that will be useful to those practitioners working within the homelessness sector.
The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) is the peak body representing organisations and individuals in Victoria with a commitment to ending homelessness.
The Disability and Family Violence Crisis Response initiative aims to assist Victorian women (and their children) with a disability who are experiencing family violence.
The phenomena of fatal distraction occurs where a parent or carer inadvertently leaves their child in their car due to short-term memory failure caused by extreme exhaustion, stress or a change in routine. This can possibly lead to severe injury or in extreme cases the death of a child.
Starlady from Zoe Belle Youth Project spoke to our EHN Practitioners forum in August about the free trans and gender diverse inclusive practice training. Below are some fantastic resources to assist you and your organisation develop inclusive practice.
This resource has been created by the Statewide Children's Resource Program to support the Specialist Homelessness Services of Victoria to ensure children are being recorded correctly.
Published by Our Watch, this free, downloadable poster aims to harness the power of bystanders by providing 26 practical actions to challenge gender stereotypes and promote respect.
Prepared by the Statewide Children's Resource Program, this fact sheet provides useful information about the numbers of children presenting and the expenditure of the Homeless Children's Brokerage Program.
The safety and wellbeing of children is a shared responsibility. Homelessness services are often in contact with the most vulnerable children and families in our community, and can help enhance their safety and wellbeing.
2016 guide for children and families seeking financial assistance.
A core function of the Statewide Children’s Resource Program is to develop resources for children who are experiencing homelessness and family violence.
The Benevolent Society and The Parenting Research Centre have produced these Practice guides for working with children.
Alcohol use during pregnancy is linked to a spectrum of adverse fetal outcomes. This spectrum of abnormalities is collectively termed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and can include physical, cognitive and developmental symptoms.
Choosing Positive Paths is a resource kit offering information to mothers, other protective parents and/or carers on what to expect from and how to respond to children, at all ages and stages, who have experienced family violence.
Children are different and each develops at their own rate. For some children and adolescents the trauma and stress of being homeless or experiencing family violence can affect their development.
Being a parent is hard work and becomes even more difficult when your family experiences stressful times.
Information on back to school costs and financial assistance available to families.
Australian Human Rights Commission Poster.
Contact list for the Statewide Children's Resource Program members across Victoria. Please consult this list if you would like information about programs for children in different areas or would like to source links for a family moving out of the eastern metro area.
The Nursery Equipment Program has been established to provide safe nursery equipment for vulnerable Victorian families where a safety concern has been identified by a maternal and child health nurse on the MCH Safe Sleeping Checklist.
Maternal and Child Health Service Safe Sleeping Checklist for Infants
This booklet, produced by the Statewide Children's Resource Program, may assist you to help a child through their experiences of family violence and/or homelessness. It contains children's stories in their own words and pcitures.
The Victorian Commission for Children and Young People is an independent statutory body established to promote improvement and innovation in policies and practices affecting the safety and wellbeing of Victorian children and young people. We have a particular focus on vulnerable children and young people as defined in the Commission for Children and Young People Act (2012).
A free and confidential counselling service for young Aussies (ages 5-25)
In April 2012, the Victorian Government initiated a landmark inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. All practitioners in all services are expected to be familiar with these changes.
An offence for failure to disclose child sexual abuse came into force on 27 October 2014. This offence has been introduced as part of the Crimes Amendment (Protection of Children) Act 2014, in response to a recommendation from the report of the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations, Betrayal of Trust.
This document provides general guidance for the implementation of the child safe standards to improve the way organisations that provide services for children prevent and respond to child abuse that may occur within their organisation.
The State-wide Children’s Resource Program (SCRP) advocates for and assists practitioners in homelessness support and other non-government services to respond more effectively to the needs of children who have experienced homelessness and/or family violence.