Health and Wellbeing

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/245/487/1906_reporting_child_abuse_and_neglect_rs.pdf

This resource sheet provides information to service providers and practitioners working in the child, family and community welfare sector on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. It defines child abuse and neglect, and provides contact details for the reporting authority in each state and territory.

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Toolkit for working with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander families and children

https://emergingminds.com.au/about/

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.

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Digital CPR - Summary Reference Sheet

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/245/451/OESC-Teachers-PL-Digital-CPR-Summary-Sheet.pdf

The legislative, technical and research landscape that informs online safety best practice is constantly evolving. It is important to stay up-to-date

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Free hepatitis A vaccine campaign in response to a widespread outbreak of hepatitis A

Free hepatitis A vaccine campaign in response to a widespread outbreak of hepatitis A that is now affecting rough sleepers in Victoria. 

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Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme

https://ccyp.vic.gov.au/

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.

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NDIS - Information and Resources

NDIS - Information and Resources

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. 

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MIND

https://www.mindaustralia.org.au/

Mind works with people 16 - 64 years of age whose ability to manage their daily activities and to live in the community is impacted by mental health issues. 

People who use our services come from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Meet the Peaks

The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) is the peak body representing organisations and individuals in Victoria with a commitment to ending homelessness. 

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Fatal Distraction - Children left in cars

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.

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Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusive Practice

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.

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Know Your A-Z: Preventing violence against women poster

Know Your A-Z: Preventing violence against women poster

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.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD): Resources for professionals

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.

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Failure to Disclose

Reporting child sexual abuse is a community-wide responsibility. Accordingly, a new criminal offence has been created in Victoria that imposes a clear legal duty upon all adults to report information about child sexual abuse to police. The offence commenced on 27 October 2014.

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Family Methamphetamine First Aid program

Presented by Uniting Care ReGen, The Family Methamphetamine First Aid program has been designed specifically for family members concerned or affected by a loved one’s use of methamphetamine (Ice). This program has been developed collaboratively with people who have a lived experience of the impacts of methamphetamine use on individual and family members’ wellbeing.

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Free Youth Counselling

Inspiro provides a free generalist youth counselling service for young people aged between 12 to 25 who live, work or study in the Yarra Ranges, and may be dealing with depression, anxiety, bullying, harassment or managing relationships.

 

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Headspace - Sexual Health Clinic

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug 

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How to Report Child Abuse and Neglect

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/245/80/1906_reporting_child_abuse_and_neglect_rs.pdf

This resource sheet provides information to service providers and practitioners working in the child, family
and community welfare sector on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. It defines child abuse
and neglect, and provides contact details for the reporting authority in each state and territory.

read more