Events – Central Queensland

Central Queensland Region

Banana, Barcaldine, Barcoo, Blackall-Tambo, Bundaberg, Central Highlands, Cherbourg, Diamantina, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Longreach, North Burnett, Rockhampton, South Burnett, Winton and Woorabinda

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Sep
4
Sun
CPW Stall in Kingaroy Mall @ Kingaroy Shooping World
Sep 4 – Sep 9 all-day

There is a stall in the mall for the full week promoting awareness of Child Protection and recrutiment of foster carers we will be having activities and giveaways for children and families. Colouring hands with children nominating five safe people in your life one for each finger, talking to adults about Fostering and everyone who comes sees us goes into a raffle drawn at the end of the week.

Sep
5
Mon
Child Protection Week Focus Activities – Tannum Sands Kindy @ Tannum Sands Kindergarten
Sep 5 – Sep 9 all-day

A week full of many fun and information packed activities planned to help everybody feel safe. Activities including community visitors, art stations and relevant stories. Resource packs will be supplied to families. This is all possible due to the appreciated support of Queensland Child Protection Week 2016.

9.30am –                       Police Visit

9.30am –                       Adult Information Session (conducted by Gladstone Child Protective Services)

10.00am –                    Picnic with Children

Inside Time  –  Book: Jasmine’s Butterflies (Written by Justine O’Malley)

Discussion about Safety Networks

Craft Activity – Put a handprint on a calico bag and nominate 5 people in their safety network

Craft Activity – Children will make a handprint tree poster with the statement ‘ Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think’.

Professional Development for Early Childhood Professionals @ Little Zebra Rockhampton @ Little Zebra Rockhampton
Sep 5 all-day

Practical professional development education focusing on
• Sexuality, social learning, child sexual development
• Traffic Lights Framework, disclosures, responding positively to sexual
behaviours
• Teaching self-protection skills and resources

Child Protection Week Child Session @ Narnia Kindergarten and Preschool
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am

Child Development Session
Teaching children public and private and self protection

Child Protection and Safety Parent Information Night @ Narnia Kindergarten and Preschool
Sep 5 @ 4:15 pm

Parent Education: Where Do I Start?
 Sexual development in childhood
 Why sexuality education is important
 Ways to respond to curiosity & answer children’s questions about sexuality
 Ways to support the development of healthy sexuality

Sep
6
Tue
Remembrance Day Mackay @ The Shamrock Hotel
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am

The Historical Abuse Network of Queensland, Micah Projects and the Child Protection Week Committee invite you to attend a Remembrance Day gathering. We acknowledge the adult survivors of childhood abuse in institutional settings who are seeking justice in response to the abuse of power by governments, church officials and clergy, professionals and carers from out of home care, faith communities, orphanages, detention centres, schools, mental health and disability institutions.

Remembrance Day Rockhampton @ North Rockhampton Bowls Club
Sep 6 @ 11:30 am

The Historical Abuse Network of Queensland, Micah Projects and the Child Protection Week Committee invite you to attend a Remembrance Day gathering. We acknowledge the adult survivors of childhood abuse in institutional settings who are seeking justice in response to the abuse of power by governments, church officials and clergy, professionals and carers from out of home care, faith communities, orphanages, detention centres, schools, mental health and disability institutions.

Learn to Master Yourself with Young Australian of the Year Finalist – Nicole Gibson @ UnitingCare Community
Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn to Master Yourself with Young Australian of the Year Finalist - Nicole Gibson @ UnitingCare Community | Millbank | Queensland | Australia

Free pizza with 2014 Young Australian of the Year, Nicole Gibson. We are inviting young people (13yrs and over) to come and share some food, and explore the themes of identity and belief systems. Learn how to change your self talk, reverse negative thinking, and have healthier relationships.

Professional Development for Early Childhood Professionals @ Elfin House Community Child Care Centre
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Practical professional development education focusing on
 Sexuality, social learning, child sexual development
 Traffic Lights Framework, disclosures, responding positively to sexual
behaviours
 Teaching self-protection skills and resources

Sep
7
Wed
Child Protection Week Breakfast @ Bundaberg RSL
Sep 7 @ 6:45 am – 8:45 am
Child Protection Week Breakfast @ Bundaberg RSL | Queensland | Australia

Child Protection Week Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Nicole Gibson
Founder: Rogue & Rouge

Ms Gibson, who lives on the Gold Coast, founded The Rogue & Rouge Foundation in 2011, after a personal experience with anorexia nervosa.

Ms Gibson was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year 2014, named as one of Australia’s 2012 Young Social Pioneers and was National Mental Health Commissioner 2014 – 2015.

Nicole is tackling the epidemic of low self-esteem amongst youth by creating community outreach programs and working directly with schools, service providers and education departments in both central and remote parts of Australia.

Mackay Family Day Care Child Protection Community Fun Day @ Queens Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mackay Family Day Care Child Protection Community Fun Day @ Queens Park | Queensland | Australia

A fun morning of activities for children and grown ups to raise awareness around child protection in our community.

Mundubbera Kindy Child Protection Week Activity Morning @ Mundubbera Kindergarten
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Mundubbera Kindy Child Protection Week Activity Morning @ Mundubbera Kindergarten  | Mundubbera | Queensland | Australia

Fun Activity morning for community members with Under-school age children. Guest speakers include Police Liason Officer ( Maryborough) Community Health Worker (Gayndah) Indigenous Health Worker (Gayndah) . Activities include a range of outdoor kindy activities – painting, playdough, arts and crafts, physical activities and games, swings, bubbles, sandpit, singing and stories. Germ-Buster photo booth supplied by Mundubbera Pharmacy.

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Strengths Based Training PD for Child Protection workers @ Kingaroy Enterprise Centre
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Our Child Protection Week Committiee have organised Skattle training to come and deliver strength based practises for those working in the Child Protection Sector

Community Conversation – We NEED to talk about YOUTH SUICIDE @ UQ Rural Clinical School
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Community Conversation - We NEED to talk about YOUTH SUICIDE @ UQ Rural Clinical School | Queensland | Australia

Join us for a Community Conversation on Wednesday 7 September at 6pm. The topic will be – We need to talk about Youth Suicide. All welcome. Registrations accepted by telephone or email.

Community Conversation – We need to talk about Youth Suicide @ University of Queensland Rural Clinical School
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Community Conversation - We need to talk about Youth Suicide @ University of Queensland Rural Clinical School | Queensland | Australia

Join us for a Community Conversation on Wednesday 7 September commencing at 6pm.
we plan to converse around the difficult topic of Youth Suicide – one which we seldom publicly discuss.
To register your attendance please email [email protected] or telephone 41301900

Child Protection Week Educator Training @ Skippy's Early Learning Centre
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Child Protection Week Educator Training @ Skippy's Early Learning Centre | Frenchville | Queensland | Australia

As part of Child Protection Week Skippy’s Early Learning in conjunction with True Relationships & Reproductive Health Present an interactive, hands on Educator PD and training.

Topics covered include:
– Sexuality
– Child Sexual Development
– Traffic Lights Framework
– Disclosures
– Responding positively to sexual behaviour
– Self Protection

Sep
8
Thu
Child Protection and Safety Parent Information Night @ Little Zebra Rockhampton @ Little Zebra
Sep 8 all-day

Parent Education: Where Do I Start?
• Sexual development in childhood
• Why sexuality education is important
• Ways to respond to curiosity & answer children’s questions about sexuality
• Ways to support the development of healthy sexuality

Strength Based Practice Training for Child protection Sector @ Partners In Foster Care Conference Room
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our Child Protection Week Committiee have organised Skattle training to come and deliver strength based practices for those working in the Child Protection Sector

Community Open Day : Family Education : Activities : Giveaways : Sausage Sizzle @ Skippy's Early Learning Gracemere
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Community Open Day : Family Education : Activities : Giveaways : Sausage Sizzle @ Skippy's Early Learning Gracemere | Gracemere | Queensland | Australia

Come along to our FREE community event for families. We will have activities for parents and their children focusing on Child Protection education. Sausage Sizzle, Giveaways and more.

South Burnett Annual Child Protection Week Dinner @ Murgin RSL
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm

The South Burnett Child Protection sector always has a committee who plan a formal dinner, there are local award presented, good food and an auction this year from local artist work.

Sep
9
Fri
Child Protection Curriculum Projects Shared @ St Francis Catholic Primary School
Sep 9 all-day

Children from Prep to Year 6 will share projects they produced in class as a part of Child Protection Week. They will be based around what they learnt from the Daniel Morcombe Child Protection Curriculum that is being taught this term. The projects may be in the form of a short movie, brochure, poster or role play.

Child Protection Week Child Session @ Little Zebra Rockhampton @ Little Zebra Rockhampton
Sep 9 all-day

Child Development Session
Teaching children public and private and self-protection

White Balloon Day @ Various
Sep 9 all-day

The 20th annual White Balloon Day is Bravehearts’ signature awareness campaign to encourage children’s champions from all over the country to work together to prevent this crime.

Held during Child Protection Week (Sept 4-10), White Balloon Day brings together individuals, schools, governments, police, survivors, celebrity ambassadors, corporates, businesses and organisations to tackle the challenge of preventing child sexual assault in Australia.

You are invited to take up the challenge by getting involved in White Balloon Day on Friday 9th September. You may choose to accept the challenge by hosting a White Balloon Day event, fundraising online or generating awareness via social media.

Money raised during White Balloon Day will go towards creating child-safe communities via preventive education programs, as well as specialist support for kids and their families.

Rainbow Day @ YMCA
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Rainbow Day @ YMCA | Kepnock | Queensland | Australia

A FREE fun filled morning for children under 5 years of age and their families to play and learn about child safety. There will be craft, obstacle courses, dress ups, sensory play, stories, face painting and much more. A free BBQ for morning tea is also included.

Mackay Children & Family Centre’s Child Protection Week Sausage Sizzle Event @ Mackay Children & Family Centre
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mackay Children & Family Centre’s Child Protection Week Sausage Sizzle Event @ Mackay Children & Family Centre | Andergrove | Queensland | Australia

The Mackay Children & Family Centre is holding a Child Protection Family Day event at our centre. We will be inviting local community organisations to promote their services, raise awareness that child safety is everyone’s business and help families identify what the key messages are for child safety awareness. Some of the organisations who will be attending our event are George Street Neighbourhood Centre, Act for Kids and Churches of Christ.

Narnia Kindergarten and Preschool Child Protection Week Child Session @ Narnia Kindergarten and Preschool
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am

Child Development Session
Teaching children public and private and self protection

Child Protection Week Silent Disco
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come along and dance to your own tunes!

6pm-10pm

Sausage Sizzle and Drinks available

Glow in the Dark gear available

Stalls, information bags and professionals available to chat

contact Therisa [email protected] or 0403793534

LISTEN UP SILENT DISCO  We will host a silent disco for the local youth, while promoting the value that children and young people need to be heard. The silent disco will provide exclusive choice and control for each participant and give the opportunity to socialise in a disco environment while listening and dancing to the music of their choice. Mental health professionals will be onsite and available to engage, and education on prevention of child abuse and neglect sessions run.