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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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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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