Speak Out 4 Kids aims to address, educate and respond to the issue of Domestic and Family Violence within the Macleay Valley. The program incorporates group work, smooth referral pathways, community awareness campaigns and an interactive website full of information. Speak Out 4 Kids recognises the need for public education and awareness-raising campaigns to focus more on the impact of Domestic and Family Violence on children and how it can affect them in later years. The objective is to create positive change to ensure children are our main concern and to promote the proverb of ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.
Speak Out 4 Kids project incorporates:
- Direct delivery of group work programs for women and children impacted by Domestic and Family Violence;
- Provision of smooth referral pathways for children and families to resources, supports and other specialist service providers;
- Public education and community engagement campaign to raise awareness of our shared responsibility in Child Protection.
- Training to staff across a broad section of the family services sector