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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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Ballarat academic bound for Interpol conference

BALLARAT-based academic Professor Caroline Taylor will speak at an Interpol conference in France next month.Professor Taylor, who is Edith Cowan University’s Social Justice Unit professorial chair and previously worked at the University of Ballarat, will talk on improving ways police respond to and investigate child sexual abuse cases. The five-day conference in Lyons is for Interpol’s Specialist Group on Serious Crimes against Children. Professor
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Christine Nixon APM visited Friends of Phoenix

   In 2008 then Commissioner of Victoria Police Christine Nixon APM visited Friends of Phoenix members as our inaugural ambassador.


Christine Nixon Ambassador

Police Commissioner of Victoria Police Christine Nixon AMP with Professor Taylor speaking at the media conference and launch of Christine as our inaugural ambassador held at the Eureka Tower, Melbourne.     Please click the ‘Continue reading…’ button to see photos of Christine Nixon and Caroline Taylor at this significant event for the organisation (Melbourne, 2008).                  
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Trots night 2009, Ballarat Bray Raceway

Sharon Mudge, owner of Eastwood Vets who sponsored one of the races, at the presentation of the trophy for the winning driver . CT Bear who was a guest on every table at the Trots night and was purchased by many to take home and be a friend and confidant to many children.  


Horse Trials in May 2011

“In May 2011 the annual Friends of Ballarat Horse Trials held in Ballarat made CoP the charity of choice. We were delighted with the committee’s decision and thank them sincerely.  Two of our ‘Friends of Phoenix’ Members, Vicki and Phil Biggs, made a stencil of our phoenix logo that we could use a transfer with water-based ink paint on to the sides of horses.
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Professor Taylor addresses Interpol on child abuse

Professor Caroline Taylor was honored by an invitation to provide a key address at the 29th World Meeting of Interpol’s Specialist Group on Crimes Against Children held at Interpol’s European headquarters in Lyons, France in early September 2011. The meeting is by invitation only and Professor Taylor presented a key address to the meeting as well as workshop/seminar.  Her paper will be published on
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Student raises funds to purchase 20 CT bears.

UPDATE: Several CT Bears went to the NZ to assist children experiencing grief following the tragic mining disaster in Greymouth in 2010. The remainder of CT Bears are helping children in South Australia who have experienced trauma. Fraser is planning to conduct another fundraiser with the Bears in the near future. In early 2010, after learning about the Children of Phoenix Foundation and its mission and
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European Philanthropist makes generous donation

Children of Phoenix is delighted to announce that an overseas philanthropist recently made a significant donation to the foundation.  The philanthropist wishes to remain anonymous but made the donation following a request to meet personally with Professor Taylor whilst visiting Australia.  The philanthropist, who lives in Europe, advised Professor Taylor that someone very close to him was greatly assisted by her published work and
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Christine Nixon announced as Ambassador

Christine Nixon, Ambassador, Children of Phoenix Children of Phoenix are honoured and pleased to announce that Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Christine Nixon APM, will be the Ambassador for the organisation. Ms Nixon is an advocate of sexual assault victims, with survivors holding her in high esteem. Christine has played key roles in the establishment of various key statewide committees that bring together key stakeholders and services
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Inaugural meeting of the board

The Ballarat Courier: Inaugural meeting of the board – Read the article: Article and Photo