$5.8million to help prevent child abuse
The Coalition Government continued its efforts to support parents and prevent child abuse with the Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony’s announcement today of $5.8 million in grants for Early Intervention Parenting Projects.
Mr Anthony said the two-year funding package would be shared between 41 projects from around Australia, providing a variety of vital support services.
“Importantly, there are projects funded in each state and territory – giving families right across the country access to the specialist services provided.
Around $600,000 of the total funding will help the NAPCAN (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse) to continue its renowned work in the area of child abuse prevention.
The projects will provide a range of benefits for families including:
- Parenting courses;
- Home visits by professionals and volunteers;
- Establishment of playgroups;
- Outreach services, and
- Family support.
Mr Anthony said a key focus of the project was to meet the special needs of families in rural and remote areas, indigenous families and those from multi-cultural backgrounds.
“Prevention and early intervention are key elements in the Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy and we will continue to help families provide a safe and healthy home life for their children,” Mr Anthony said.
“These grants attracted a very large number of applications with high quality proposals – it is heartening to see how much dedication there is in our community to improving the lives of children and to building a better society.”
The projects are part of the Government’s commitment to Child Abuse Prevention announced in the 1998-99 budget.
|New South Wales|
|Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Family Community Care Centre Inc||Parents as Partners|
|UnitingCare Burnside – Macarthur Family Services||Engaging and Strengthening Parents with Mental Health problems|
|Tresillian Family Care Centres||Pilot Home Visiting Intervention Programme|
|Shoalhaven Division of General Practice||Young Parents Early Intervention Parenting Project|
|Good Beginnings Australia Inc||Good Beginnings Volunteer Home Visiting and Parenting Program (inner west Sydney)|
|Deniliquin Council for Social Development – Family Support Program||Series of Parenting Programs|
|Lower Mountains Family Support Service||Family Links Project|
|Byron Shire Council||CARE Parent Support Project|
|KU Children’s Services||Families First Macarthur|
|Fairfield City Council||The Caravan Park Parenting Project|
|The Queen Elizabeth Centre||Parenting Plus|
|Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital||Improving Access to Playgroups for all Families|
|Jesuit Social Services/Parenting Australia||Early Intervention Parenting Projects|
|Australians Against Child Abuse||Every Child is Important: A community based parenting program`|
|Migrant Resource Centre (North East) Inc||Parenting in a New Culture – An Orientation Program|
|Baptist Community Care, Hawthorn||Home-Start Western|
|Goulburn Valley Family Care Inc||Parent – Child Day Stay Program|
|Port Adelaide Central Mission||Support and Strength in Families|
|Anglican Community Care Inc||Flying Start|
|Whyalla Counselling Service & University of South Australia (School of Psychology)||Rural and Remote Parenting Support to Preschool and Primary School Age Children|
|Northern Peninsula Area Women’s Shelter ATSI Corp||NPA Intensive Family Support|
|Sisters Inside Inc||Project PEEK (Programs to Enable and Empower Kids)|
|Anglicare Central Queensland||Specialised Early Intervention Parenting Program|
|Save the Children Fund Queensland||Mobile Playscheme|
|Playgroup Association of Queensland||Sing & Grow|
|YWCA of Darwin||YWCA Palmerston Parenting Support Service|
|Playgroup Association of the Northern Territory||Parenting Through Playgroup|
|Good Beginnings Australia||Good Beginnings Volunteer Home Visiting & Parenting Program (Katherine, Northern Territory)|
|Victoria Park Youth Accommodation Inc||Building Blocks for Stronger Families|
|Agencies for South West Accommodation Inc||Parents Plus|
|Geeveston Community Centre Inc||Family Support Worker & Early Intervention Parenting Program|
|Anglicare Tasmania Inc||Parenting Support Project (Good Beginnings)|
|YMCA of Hobart Inc||YMCA Early Intervention project|
|Good Beginnings Australia||Good Beginnings Volunteer Home Visiting and Parenting Program (Hobart)|
|Australia Capital Territory|
|Marymead Child and Family Centre||Parenting Between Cultures II|
|Ngala Family Resource Centre, WA, Queen Elizabeth 11 Family Centre, ACT, Tresillian Family Care Centres, NSW & Victorian Parenting Centre, Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, Vic||Strengthening Families by Accurate Assessment of Parenting Skills and Developmental Needs|
|NAPCAN Australia||Family and Community Workshops based on traditional Aboriginal culture|
|NAPCAN Australia||National Child Protection Week Campaign 2-8 September 2001|
|NAPCAN Australia||National Child Protection Week Campaign 1-7 September 2002|
|Child Abuse Prevention Service||Awareness/Intervention/Stronger Families|