12
Sep 19

Quick Reference Guide to Children experiencing Family & Domestic Violence

Domestic and family violence is a major health and welfare issue occurring across age groups, cultural demographics and communities, however it predominantly affects women and children. More than two-thirds (68%) of mothers who had children in their care when they experienced violence from their previous partner said their children had seen or heard the violence. Children who … Continue reading Quick Reference Guide to Children experiencing Family & Domestic Violence

10
Sep 19

Best Practices for Reporting on Sustainability

The growing demand globally for business transparency on environmental, social and governance issues has placed urgency on companies for thorough CSR strategies. One of the hardest tasks as someone with responsibility with CSR is measuring and reporting on sustainability. Watch the short video below for the five best practices behind reporting on sustainability and demonstrating … Continue reading Best Practices for Reporting on Sustainability

09
Sep 19

Quick Reference Guide to Assisting Youth at Risk of Suicide

Download the printable poster here:   The Australian Youth Suicide Prevention Conference is running at CQ Functions Melbourne from 12 – 14 November 2019. The event draws together organisations from across sectors including healthcare, government, NGOs, education and psychology services, in a first of its kind national multi-sector event dedicated to addressing and preventing youth … Continue reading Quick Reference Guide to Assisting Youth at Risk of Suicide

09
Sep 19

The people behind the NDIS

We spoke to Paula Holden, Executive General Manager of People and Culture at Endeavour about the workforce challenges facing the disability sector, engaging staff during a period of change and how they are preparing for the Royal Commission.  Ms Holden has worked for over two decades both in and out of the disability space with … Continue reading The people behind the NDIS

26
Aug 19

Stemming the Tide of Youth Suicide

Suicide impacts all parts of the Australian community, and for too many years we have seen suicide occurring in increasing numbers in our younger people, which is absolutely tragic. There is a fine line between not talking enough and potentially talking too much about suicide with our youth, and indeed the way in which we … Continue reading Stemming the Tide of Youth Suicide

20
Aug 19

Five of the most effective intervention methods for children experiencing family violence

As family violence remains a pressing issue with more than 1 million Australian affected, the sector is constantly seeking more innovative, effective methods of addressing and intervening in instances of family violence involving children.  The complexity of the issue, due to differing policy responses of family law, child protection and family violence agencies, makes it … Continue reading Five of the most effective intervention methods for children experiencing family violence

19
Aug 19

“Undisputable poverty narrative”: The link between Indigenous poverty and suicide

Gerry Georgatos has responded to suicide attempts of Indigenous children from ages six to 14. The youngest suicide was that of a nine year old. He was there to support the family.  The death of a child is indicative of serious underlying societal issues. While Georgatos says factors like intergenerational trauma compound the issue, the … Continue reading “Undisputable poverty narrative”: The link between Indigenous poverty and suicide

16
Aug 19

Exploring multi-sectoral approaches to addressing youth suicide

Suicide is one of the most complex phenomenons affecting Australia. A public health issue affecting individuals, families, workplaces and communities, the issue is multifaceted and subject to environmental, psychological, emotional, socio-economic, cultural and religious factor among others. Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 24 years old. According to Life … Continue reading Exploring multi-sectoral approaches to addressing youth suicide