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Teachers and students from TAFE Queensland’s Caboolture campus have partnered with The Moreton Bay Local Level Alliance and Moreton Bay Child, Youth and Family Network to create the first virtual event for Queensland Child Protection Week 2020.

The event, called ‘Colour our Community’, runs during Child Protection Week, 6 to 12 September, featuring activities streamed over Facebook.

To help give children and their families an interactive way to engage with the activities, Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention (CHC50313) students and volunteers from local organisations packed over 300 activity packs with everything needed to take part.

Each pack includes child safe books from author Jayneen Sanders, various and diverse child friendly activities and information on how anyone experiencing stress can access relevant and Moreton Bay-based community service support.

“With domestic and family violence becoming more prevalent during COVID-19, families are experiencing more distress,” says TAFE Queensland teacher Deb Stephens.

“With this in mind, we wanted to reach as many students and families throughout Moreton Bay as possible to let them know there are local community organisations that can support them.”

Community organisations including Intercept Youth and Family Services, The Centre Against Domestic Abuse, Mercy Community, Accoras First 5 Forever, Moreton Bay Libraries and The Benevolent Society, ensured each activity bag was delivered to a family or school students that need them the most.

 

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