Archive: Jul 2015

NAPCAN releases the 2015 National Child Protection Week posters

NAPCAN is happy to announce the release of the 2015 National Child Protection Week (6  to 12 September) posters, which can be downloaded.

2015 NCPW Protecting Children is Everyone's Business

Be someone who listens to children is the core message of this year’s National Child Protection week poster.

The Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business poster, designed to be displayed year round, demonstrates that to prevent child abuse and neglect we can all play a part.

Parents, an aunt/uncle, friends, health practitioner and local business are featured with advice on how to offer support to children and families, such as for local businesses to ‘promote a family friendly environment’ and that it’s OK for parents to ‘reach out, ask for support and take time out’.

To receive a copy of both posters please email: ncpw@napcan.org.au with the subject “NCPW 2015 poster request” and include the mailing address.

If you would like more than one copy of each poster, (the cost is free) please email: Madelene McGrath (madelene.mcgrath@napcan.org.au) with the subject “Bulk Order 2015 NCPW Posters”. Make sure to include how many posters you would like and the mailing address.

Please spread the word about National Child Protection Week, for more information: http://napcan.org.au/ncpw/.

NAPCAN’s Online Training Calendar has been launched!

NAPCAN is pleased to announce the launch of our online training calendar. The calendar allows you to view the dates of events, create an account, register for training sessions, make payments and receive receipts.

You can access the calendar here or go to on ‘Our Programs‘ on the NAPCAN home page, then clicking on the ‘visit website’ icon under the NAPCAN Training Calendar heading.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07 3287 3533 or via email (contact@napcan.org.au) and we will be happy to help.

Love Bites leaves an impression with the ABC’s 702 program

A Love Bites participant’s poster

NAPCAN’s National Programs Manager, Trudi Peters spoke on ABC radio’s 702 Mornings with Linda Mottram program today about the need for more investment in education programs about domestic violence and respectful relationships for young people.

As the announcement was made today that NSW high schools will teach students about domestic violence, Ms Peters spoke about the high demand from schools for NAPCAN’s Love Bites program – a relationship violence and sexual assault prevention workshop.

“We get requests constantly across the country for the Love Bites program, that would suggest there is a major gap in this education.”

The interactive program targets year nine and 10 school students, and teaches them about respectful relationships and consent.

“It’s great to talk about domestic violence with young people, but we need to talk about how to have respectful relationships and make good choices about relationships”

The manager of Love Bites said that the school’s curriculum, needs to go beyond recognising domestic violence, but to focus on young people’s relationships, be strengths based and facilitators need to to be skilled in this area.

The state education reforms were sparked by a letter written to the NSW government by a 14-year-old girl, weeks after the suicide death of her mother, who asked them to help educate children about domestic violence and how to seek help.

Listen to the ABC 702 interview.