We’re partnering with La Trobe University and VICSEG New Futures through the Communities for Children (CfC) Hume Program to deliver a new project which aims to help prevent adolescent family violence and (cyber)bullying in the Hume community.
This innovative project will use holistic, school and community approaches to preventing adolescent violence in private (domestic/family), public (community and school) and cyber spheres. It will focus on pre-adolescent children in primary school, 10-12 year olds, as well as their parents and teachers.
The project will be grounded in intersectionality, social inclusion and cultural awareness, with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, and LGBTIQA+ communities as front and centre throughout the project.
The project development and implementation will be contextualised in Hume and managed by VICSEG New Futures, which holds specialist knowledge and prior experience in child psychology, family violence and bullying, and youth development. Meanwhile, La Trobe University’s Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences School will lead in researching, developing and evaluating the ICT and cybersecurity resources and strategies for this project.
As Facilitating Partner, Uniting will take the lead in planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and reporting the day-to-day and annual activities of the project.
This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.