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News Articles

August 2016

Minister Joins In Fight

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"THE state’s head of violence prevention against woman has now been linked in to Cardinia Shire’s fight to end family violence.
Minister for Women and the Prevention of Violence against Women Fiona Richardson MP visited Cardinia Shire to meet with Mayor Cr Jodie Owen, council staff and partners of the Together We Can initiative on Tuesday 2 August.
The minister was briefed on how Together We Can is building a safer place for women and children by stopping, preventing and ending family violence and heard speakers on the opportunities the whole community has to make this happen." Read More

Nurses get Trauma Training

"DOZENS of maternal and child health nurses working with Cardinia Shire’s most vulnerable families will undergo specialist trauma training.
The training will help nurses support parents to manage their child’s development if they have been exposed to traumatic experiences, including abuse in their own home.
Children and young people will also be among those able to access the non-invasive information gathering tool about their experiences with family violence as part of Together We Can’s Year of Action." Read More

July 2016

Speaking Up For Victims

"A HIGH-PROFILE domestic abuse survivor whose experiences provided crucial insight in the Royal Commission into Family Violence will head Cardinia Shire’s first Survivors’ Advisory Committee.
The committee is the first of its kind to be launched by a Victorian council and will run alongside the Together We Can campaign’s Year of Action to stop, prevent and end family violence in Cardinia Shire.

June 2016

Nights of Fear


April 2016

Event aims to tackle family violence in Cardinia Shire