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Cupcake Morning Tea Fundraiser

Children of Phoenix would like to thank Safeway Sebastapol who are sponsoring the cup cake morning tea by baking and hand decorating our cup cakes. Children of Phoenix Organisation invites you to please help us by hosting a cup cake morning tea fundraiser on Wednesday, September 10 to coincide with Child Protection Week, September 7 -13 2014. Host a morning or afternoon tea at your work
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Discover Sailing

We are pleased to announce a new sailing scholarship which will include access to courses run by qualified instructors at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. Read a recent article written by our board member Kathy Macfarlane on this wonderful and exciting opportunity… Other than my family and friends, there are 3 things in life I’m passionate about; Helping those who have been silenced to find
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The Suzanne Burnham Scholarship

Children of Phoenix Organisation wish to announce the new Suzanne Burnham Scholarship in honour of the memory of Suzanne.  This scholarship, sponsored to celebrate the memory of Suzanne, will commence in our 2014-2015 round that will open later this year.


Board Member Retirements

Two of our board members have recently retired from their roles.  Kevin Carson was a founding board member on Children of Phoenix serving (2008 to December 2013).  Kevin has been a great contributor to the board and we thank him sincerely for his efforts and support.  He will continue to be a Friend of Children of Phoenix. Helen Schiele (2010- 2013) has also made
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Upcoming Workshops and Training

Children of Phoenix are delighted to be providing Personal Development Workshops for Catholic Education Staff aligned with Victorian Teaching Standards in regards to sexual abuse.  To compliment these professional workshops for Education Staff, Children of Phoenix will provide community awareness workshops for the Ballarat community.  Specifically to demystify community perceptions of child sexual abuse in terms of its prevalence and the context where most
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Reclaiming our city awareness walk

Friday 6th September 2013 1-3 pm Lake Wendouree commencing at the Olympic Rings Wendouree Parade. COST: Donation The walk will include local school children, general community, local service providers and survivors of abuse.  There is no way of forgetting what happend to children in Ballarat.  However, we as a Community have a responsibility to protect our children from abuse into the future and ensure Ballarat’s
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Working with survivors of sexual abuse

Monday 2nd September 2013 1-4pm Ballarat Golf Club 1800 Sturt Street Ballarat Professor Caroline Taylor AM, is internationally renowned for her research, contribution to legal reform, and campaigning for survivors of sexual abuse.  This Training Seminar will be provided to Ballarat Agencies and the Ballarat Community to ensure Ballarat is leading the way in best practice, responsive intervention to ensure that survivors of sexual
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Children of Phoenix 2012 Scholarship Round

Children of Phoenix are pleased to announce that they have awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to individuals whose lives and educational pursuits have been disrupted as a consequence of childhood sexual abuse.  The foundation has awarded a number of scholarships to children, adolescents and adults to either continue with their education or re-access education in order they may realise their full potential. 
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Professor Caroline Taylor AM Ceremony

Professor Caroline Taylor AM receives her honor at the investiture ceremony at Government House, April 20, 2012 to present her with her medal as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Click this link to visit our gallery which has images from the event.  


Professor Caroline Taylor honoured in Australia Day Awards

Ballarat’s Professor Caroline Taylor honoured in Australia Day awards. IT’S difficult to think of someone more deserving of an appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) than Professor Caroline Taylor. Professor Taylor is widely regarded as an expert in the field of sexual violence, child abuse and domestic violence, the criminal justice response to survivors, and social models of trauma and
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‘Aphrodite Wounded’ medal

Louise thank you very much for the ‘Aphrodite Wounded’ medal which honors those who have experienced and overcome childhood sexual violence. I really appreciate your kind words and thoughts. I invite others to nominate someone they care about or admire for this same medal. Warmest thanks, Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM


Vicki Biggs, Children Of Phoenix Scholarship Recipient

Vicki Biggs has just completed her Business Administration studies with the help of a Children Of Phoenix Scholarship, Vicki writes. “My name is Vicki Biggs and as a recent recipient of one of your scholarships, I am writing this letter to you to say a huge thank you to you for creating this wonderful foundation. Without your foresight I would never have had the opportunity
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