NAPCAN’s programs promote every child’s right to be safe and addresses the underlying issues of child abuse and neglect.
NAPCAN’s activities include the following:
- Supporting child-friendly & child-safe practices in organisations, businesses and communities to promote the wellbeing & welfare of children & their families.
- Building community and school capacity in order to support young people in developing respectful relationships.
- Support, advocacy and development of resources including brochures, posters and audiovisual materials around child safety and wellbeing.
- Coordination of the National Child Protection Week in September and
- Coordination of Children’s Week in October.
Check the NAPCAN website Training Calendar for available workshops otherwise contact NAPCAN for a quote. All workshops can be customised to suit urban, rural and remote communities.
Mandatory Reporting and Child Abuse Prevention
- This workshop is designed to ensure that staff, volunteers and community members understand their mandatory-reporting legal & ethical obligations as well as increasing confidence in knowing when & where to report abuse or neglect.
- Participants learn about indicators of harm as well as comprehensive assessment of risk and protective factors.
- Discussions include practical strategies to reduce the risk of harm to children in families, organisations and communities.
- The workshop can be individually tailored to urban and remote participants.
- Workshops are available at no cost to organisations funded by Dept. of Children and Families and are available in Darwin and Alice Springs every 6 months.
- Advanced bookings are essential.
Tools & Resources for Engaging Vulnerable Children & Families
- This is a fun & interactive workshop that introduces a wide range of local, national and international child abuse prevention tools and resources for working with vulnerable children and families.
- Through practical application, participants gain confidence & competence in using the resources in their work places.
- The workshop can be tailored to urban and remote community services and for those working with newly arrived migrant or refugee families.
- This workshop provides information, research and practical resources to support agencies to improve their work practices with children and young people
- Policies, protocols and processes are identified to assist agencies to assess, evaluate and introduce child-friendly and child-safe practices.
- Organisations have an opportunity to identify risk and protective factors within their own practices and within their organisation
- NAPCAN staff can review current child protection and mandatory reporting policies
- Sample policies are made available for all participating agencies.
Respectful Relationships Programs – including Love Bites (Violence Prevention Programs)
NAPCAN delivers training in respectful relationships programs for children and young people from 3 to 17.
- All Children Being Safe – Protective Behaviours program for 3 – 6 years (Key Theme: Community Responsibility for child safety; Safe people; Safe places; Safe/Unsafe feelings)
- Growing Respect 7 – 12 years (Key Themes: Managing feelings and behaviours; Problem Solving in friendships; Listening skills; Managing fights / arguments; Asking for Help
- #friends 11 – 13 years (Key Themes: Relationships and social media; Power in relationships; Jealousy; Communication)
- Love Bites Junior 12 – 15 (Key Themes: Popularity and power; Power and control in relationships; Bullying, Jealousy; Homophobia; Sex, love and control; breaking up; Supporting friends.
- Love Bites 15 – 17 (Key Themes: Relationship violence and sexual assault; Respectful vs abusive behaviour; Power and control; Myths; Consent; Being a bystander
Check the NAPCAN training calendar for dates of training or contact NAPCAN to arrange for additional workshops.
|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 pm - 5:00 am|