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We are VERY excited to announce the date for this year’s Children Of Phoenix CupCake Morning Tea fundraising event – Wednesday 6th September – in association with National Child Protection Week 2017 which runs from the 3rd through to the 9th!ncpw-slider-2017-03-1-e1487642033740

We will been contacting our many loyal supporters of our 2016, 2015 and 2014 events over the next few weeks and, as part of our commitment to reach out to as many of our local community, Statewide and Nationwide, we will also have the pleasure of announcing local radio interviews to be held with Prof. S. Caroline Taylor AM prior to the event!  These interviews will be presented by our fabulous supporters at ABC Radio 107.9FM, and additionally, at 3BA/Power FM (102.3FM and 103.1FM respectively)!

If you haven’t yet received your information pack or if you know of anyone who would like to join with us to particpate and have some FUN whilst supporting a critically important cause that offers so much support and assistance to empower Survivors affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse, please contact Sandra on: 0487 350 300 or email: sandra@childrenofphoenix.org. A web link to our posting of this event on the National Child Protection Week website will also be available in the coming weeks


Don’t Tell – The Movie,  Wins Best Feature Film!

18th May 2017 film screening at Cinema Nova Carlton (Vic)

 

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Don’t Tell won the Audience Award for “Best Feature Film” at the

Newport Beach Film Festival!!

Up against over 300 films at the festival Don’t Tell proved to be a universal story that is as relevant in the US as it is here in Australia.

The feedback from the premiere was clear, this story needs to be told

and shared as wide as possible.

The Children Of Phoenix Foundation is proud to announce we have been selected as a Charity Partner that has been afforded the honour of hosting special screening events of the upcoming film, Don’t Tell which releases in cinemas nationally on May 18th 2017!

The film starring Jack Thompson, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie, Gyton Grantley, Susie Porter, Martin Sacks, Robert Taylor and Sara West, tells the story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private school.

To read more about this landmark film, please click on the following link:

http://www.childrenofphoenix.org/?p=1931


We are VERY excited to announce the date for this year’s Children Of Phoenix CupCake Morning Tea fundraising event – Tuesday 6th September – in association with National Child Protection Week which runs from the 4th through to the 10th!NCPW_2016_Email_Image

We have been contacting our many loyal supporters of our 2014 and 2015 events over the last few weeks and, as part of our commitment to reach out to as many of our local community, Statewide and Nationwide, we have the pleasure of announcing 2 local radio interviews to be held with Prof. Caroline Taylor on Monday 22nd August!  These interviews will be presented by our fabulous supporters at ABC Radio 107.9FM at 10:05am and following on we will be at 3BA/Power FM (102.3FM and 103.1FM respectively) at 11:30am!

If you haven’t yet received your information pack or if you know of anyone who would like to join with us to particpate and have some FUN whilst supporting a critically important cause that offers so much support and assistance to empower Survivors affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse, please contact Sandra Harris on her mobile: 0487 350 300 or email: sandra@childrenofphoenix.org or follow this link to see what we have posted on the National Child Protection Week website at: http://napcan.org.au/ncpw/events/2016/VIC/


 

Scholarships for 2017 are Now Closed

Children of Phoenix Scholarship applications are open to survivors of childhood sexual assault who are ready to continue or further their education.  Applicants need to demonstrate how their education was disrupted as a consequence of childhood abuse to help the Scholarship Committee assess applications.  Children of Phoenix scholarships are provided for primary school, high school, university and also vocational/adult community education levels.

Applications close: 30th November 2016

Click here for more details: http://www.childrenofphoenix.org/?p=1504


 

Cup Cake Morning Tea Fundraiser  2015

Children of Phoenix Organisation invites you to please help us by hosting a cup cake morning tea fundraiser on Wednesday, September 9th to coincide with Child Protection Week, September 6 -12 2015.

Cup Cakes cost $5 each and are individually hand-made and iced and Children of Phoenix volunteers will deliver them to your work place OR host a morning tea with your own cup-cakes and raise funds for a great cause. Every dollar raised goes towards funding our scholarship programs.


 

Personal Development Workshops

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 abuse occurs and making the community feel more confident and empowered to respond to victims and be proactive about the issue of child sexual abuse in our community.

Community Engagement

Children of Phoenix is actively involved in creating community awareness of issues concerning child sexual abuse and its impact on victims. Professor Caroline Taylor AM will lead a community gathering at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Ballarat on Wednesday 2 April at 7.00pm.

Media Release | Ballarat Courier 2014


 

Roteract Movie Night

Children of Phoenix has been selected as a local charity of choice by the Ballarat Roteracts for 2014 for support.  To kick the year off early a movie night was held on Thursday 19th December by Roteract.  Children of Phoenix are looking forward to an ongoing partnership of support with Roteract throughout 2014.


 

Reclaiming our City Awareness Walk around Lake Wendouree Friday 6th September 2013

Reclaiming our community Awareness Walk around Lake Wendouree Friday 6th September 2013 was a hugely successful event in raising the awareness of sexual abuse.  The walk involved approximately 200 people including local school children, general community, local service providers, Police and survivors of Clergy sexual abuse in Ballarat.

It was evident that the Awareness walk needs to become a regular event to remember the victims of sexual abuse who have lost their lost lives as a result of their trauma.  It is hoped that during Child Protection Week the Reclaiming our City Awareness can become and inaugural event in Ballarat.


 

Training Seminar Monday 2nd September 2013

The Training seminar was attended by 40 professionals based in Ballarat, Melton and Bacchus Marsh within the education sector, nursing, counselling and welfare areas.  The feedback received on the day of training reinforced the demand for best practice evidence based training and the urgent need within the Ballarat area.


 

Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

Monday 2nd September 2013 1-4pm

Ballarat Golf Club
1800 Sturt Street Ballarat

Professor Caroline Taylor 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 community to ensure Ballarat is leading the way in best practice, responsive intervention to ensure that survivors of sexual abuse are provided best practice intervention in accordance with their individual needs.

COST: $50 per person

Early Group Booking Discounts

Booking and payment required by Friday 23rd August

5 people—  $40 per  person
10 people— $35 per person
20 people— $30 per person
30 people— $25 per person


Reclaiming our city Awareness Walk

Friday 6th September 2013 1-3pm

Lake Wendouree commencing at the Olympic Rings Wendouree Parade

COST: Gold coin donation

The walk will include local school children, general community, local service providers and survivors of abuse.  There is no way of forgetting what happened to children in Ballarat.  But we as a community have a responsibility to protect our children from abuse into the future and ensure Ballarat’s past is never repeated.  We as a community have a responsibility to protect children from abuse.  The Awareness walk coincides with Child Protection Week 1st-7th September 2013.

Children of Phoenix in a symbolic reclaiming of our city from the abuse will invite, school children, survivors, community members and professionals to write positive affirmations on ribbons.