Emails and notes (Opt out note) have been sent home about the STOP.THINK, Say NO to family Violence program for year 9 students.

Dates have changed for Year 9 Boys (see below)

The STOP.THINK, Say no to Family Violence Program is a Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Program developed and presented by former Canberra Raiders Captain, Alan Tongue, in conjunction with Barnardos and the Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT.   It offers participants information on the types of violence, up to date statistics, effects of domestic and family violence on women, children and communities and how young men and women can stand up and do something to help prevent Family Violence. The program is unique in the fact that it is designed around the story of Angela Barker in the ‘Loves me Loves me not’ DVD  and includes both a classroom lesson and minimal physical activities.

It is important to talk to the young people about their relationship and start them thinking about what healthy and unhealthy relationships looks like. Most of us have our first relationship at High School and it is really important to start having these conversations with kids as early as possible to get them on the right track. These conversations and this information can literally save lives. Preventing domestic violence has to begin with a conversation about violence

 

Venue: Harrison School PATS

Date:     Group 1 Girls – Wednesday 3 May 2017

                Group 2 Boys – Date Changed to Wednesday 24th or 31st May 2017 TBC

Time: 9am till 10.50am                                                                                                                                                                             

Cost: Nil

Any questions please contact me on the number below

Shaun Hodson

Youth Support Worker

614 222 85