ACT for Kids (formerly the Abused Child Trust) is an Australian charity that works to treat and prevent child abuse.
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Blue Knot Foundation is a national organisation that works to improve the lives of adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse throughout Australia. Programs and therapeutic support are offered that can significantly reduce the legacy of childhood trauma.
The Association is a peak (umbrella) organisation for non government welfare service providers to children and young people and their families. The Association undertakes projects on child and adolescent welfare; publishes a newsletter and occasional Issues Papers; and advocates for better quality of care available to 'at risk' dependent children and young persons who need substitute care in the state of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is dedicated to community protection and safety, through the promotion of professional standards, practices and education in sex offender management, treatment, assessment and research.
The Australian Childhood Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works tirelessly to support children and families devastated by abuse, family violence and neglect. The organisation offers counseling, therapeutic care, research activities, parenting education, professional development, child abuse prevention programs and advocacy.
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare provides representation, professional development, research, policy and program advice, publications and resources for 96 community service organisations in the child, youth and family services sector of Victoria. The Centre represents small, medium and large community service organisations spread across the State in metropolitan and country areas.
The aim of the Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS) is to alleviate child abuse in all its forms and to prevent morbidity through the support of those persons who are abusing or are at risk of abusing children. The program contributes to the understanding of child abuse and to changing the community's attitude towards it. CAPS is a non profit making organisation and provides 24 hour crisis support for its clients. It provides counselling and ongoing support for victims, families and perpetrators in the child sexual assault area. Assistance is provided in the training of medical, nursing, social work and welfare students by lecture, seminar and placement and of secondary students by lecture.
The website forms part of a collaborative research project by The University of Queensland's TC Beirne School of Law and The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and Centre of International Relations on the phenomenon of trafficking persons, exploitation of foreign workers in the sex industry and other forms of forced labour in Australia and Canada. The website provides an entry point for information on trafficking in persons to Australia and includes background documents, case reports, relevant legislation, as well as publications and presentations by the Working Group. Relevant statistics relating to trafficking prosecutions and victims of trafficking are also available.
This website provides information on key changes in child protection in New South Wales, and provides useful links to more specialised information.
LivingWell is an Australian resource which offers a range of services specifically designed to assist men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family and service providers.
MDA aims to promote multiculturalism and act as a strategic mechanism for the empowerment of people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds through a range of community development, system advocacy, education and training, and service delivery activities. It has launched a new range of resources for migrants and refugees about child safety in Australia. The resources are in five languages, and provide information to parents about a number of issues that arise from the interface between culture and child safety.
NAPCAN works for the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect and towards greater community awareness of child abuse and neglect as a major issue facing our nation. Services include: provision of community education material which has universal application utilised by government departments, agencies, community groups, schools, hospitals and police; biannual national conference with a prevention focus; and initiation and national coordination of National Child Protection Week (held annually). There are separate offices in each state.
Oz Child is a Victorian, non government organisation committed to improving the quality of care, life opportunities and status of children throughout Australia by: taking or initiating action to protect or enhance the rights of children; providing or enabling direct services through a variety of disciplines for the benefit of children and their families; and influencing decisions or actions of individuals, organisations and governments where relevant to children and their families.