Launch of National Child Protection Week, Canberra

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Ground Floor, Blackfriars Building, Australian Catholic University

223 Antill St

Watson, ACT 2602

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NAPCAN is pleased to invite you to this year’s launch of National Child Protection Week.

The key messages for National Child Protection Week 2019 are:

• Kids do well when parents are supported
• To raise thriving kids, parents need support to navigate life’s choppy waters

These messages are underpinned by recent research from the Parenting Research Centre (Navigating Waters: Talking About Parenting) which shows that the way we 'frame' parenting, can have a powerful effect on community engagement and outcomes for children.

The event will introduce the findings of the new research, highlight important current issues in child abuse prevention, and talk about some of the great work that is happening to support parents and promote the voices of young people.

Guest speakers include:

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).
The Hon. Michelle Landry, Assistant Minister for Children and Families
• Professor Daryl Higgins, Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS), ACU
• Ms Jodie Griffiths-Cook, Public Advocate and Children and Young People Commissioner

Building on the conversation with 2018 ACT Play Your Part recipient, Encampment, the event will also include the voice of a LGBTIQ young person and their parent, reflecting the importance of supporting parents in order for young people to thrive.

This event is an official event of National Child Protection Week (1-7 September). To find out how you can support the campaign, visit https://www.napcan.org.au/ncpw-get-involved-2/.

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Ground Floor, Blackfriars Building, Australian Catholic University

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Watson, ACT 2602

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