"RISE & SHINE -- Partnering for Positive Outcomes"
Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the Zonta Club of Caloundra City and the SHINE (Safe Houses In Noosa Everyday) committee are hosting a Domestic Violence Forum to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence on the Sunshine Coast.
The forum will provide an opportunity for government agencies, non government organisations and the community to identify ways they can collaborate together to raise community awareness and advocate changing attitudes about family violence and the impact on the lives of all parties involved.
Keynote speakers Inspector Darryl White from the Queensland Police Service and Chief Magistrate (Ret) Di Fingleton will provide information from a policing and judicial viewpoint regarding the current situation of domestic violence on the Sunshine Coast, including existing initiatives addressing domestic violence.
Representatives from the Salvation Army Crisis Accommodation, the Department of Communities, SCOPE, SHINE and the Caloundra Community Centre will join council and Queensland Police on an expert panel to provide an opportunity for community members to discuss issues or ask questions surrounding domestic violence on the Sunshine Coast.
The attendees will be invited to participate in a steering committee to progress the provision of appropriate local services to assist those women and children at risk in our community.
White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon Day was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1996 as The International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women. This date also marks the start of the United Nations 16 days of action rejecting violence against women.
Visit: http://www.whiteribbonday.org.au/ for more information about White Ribbon Day
SHINE (Safe Houses In Noosa Everyday) has operated in Noosa for more than five years. The program is a non-traditional model providing low-security accommodation and coordinated services to local women escaping domestic and family violence. It aims to address all aspects of the cycle of violence, including perpetrator and relationship education programs. The service is run as a community partnership in three houses built in three days on council-owned land using approximately $1.2million in donated goods and services.
The SHINE program was Highly Commended in the Queensland Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Awards 2009 - Partnership category.
White Ribbon Day -- Domestic Violence Forum
When: Thursday 25 November from 8.30am to 1pm
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre (114 Sportsman Pde, Bokarina)
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
24 November 2010
Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina
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