Bruce Rock DHS wins Federal Funding

October 12th, 2017

Bruce Rock High School True Blue Dreaming Mentor Program wins $16,500 in Federal Funding

Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced a grant for $16,500 for the Bruce Rock parents and Citizens Association has been approved by the Federal Government. “I am incredibly pleased to see this money contributed, as the money will contribute to a review of the True Blue Dreaming program at Bruce Rock High School, which I believe is a fantastic program. “The True Blue Dreaming program is a federally funded program run in rural and remote communities across Australia, and has been active in the Wheatbelt since 2004. “The program aims to support and strengthen young lives in these communities through mentoring programs, and this funding will go towards assessing the effectiveness of this program’s impact. “I am pleased to see this funding come to one of the newest shires in my electorate, and I look forward to helping the town secure more funding in the future. “The Research report will provide a qualitative evaluation of the True Blue Dreaming program in Bruce Rock High School. This will then allow for a review of the mentoring program against international mentoring programs and provides the potential to identify other regional high schools to ascertain transferability of the mentor model to improving regional outcomes.

WA Youth Mentoring Summit Youth Week 24 October

October 6th, 2017

Doors open at 5:00pm : Theatrette @ Child Protection & Family Support 189 Royal St, East Perth Access via Claisebrooke Railway Station or (Paid parking also available opposite) Please RSVP by Friday, 20 October to: mark.abbott@communities.wa.gov.au

The Impact of Pornography

Presented by Kayelene Kerr

Dip (PublicSaf), AdvDip (PublicSaf), BA (Just)

 

Kayelene is the Cyber Safety Specialist at WA Child Safety Services and brings with her over 17 years’ law enforcement experience.

Many parents, carers, educators and other professionals working with children and young people feel ill-equipped to deal with the vast array of applications children use, games they play and websites they visit. This is due in part to a lack of knowledge and understanding about what children and young people are doing online and how they are using new technology.

 

The internet is not new. What is new are the portable devices used by children and young people that gives them direct access to all of the content on the internet, including pornography. Pornography has increasingly become the primary source of sex education for children and young people with many not receiving information or education to critically analysis this content.

 

This session will provide information about the accessibility of pornography, prevalence of access and the impact of pornography on children and young people specifically in the area of addiction, child-on-child sexual abuse – problem sexualised behaviours and respectful relationships. It will also provide strategies for starting the conversation and resources and tools available to assist parents, carers, educators and other professionals working with children and young people.

Wyalkatchem visit Sep 2017

September 14th, 2017