Current Projects

Entertainment Books

Our primary fundraiser this year is once again the sale of the fabulous Entertainment Books. Books are available for all major cities and regional areas throughout Australia, offering hundreds of valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more.

The cost of books vary fwith the Brisbane book selling for $65 and containing over $20,000 worth of great deals!!

Books are available as either:

Click HERE to order

 

Indigenous Children's Safety Posters

Children's Safety Australia Inc. are excited to launch our Indigenous children's safety posters. The posters have been developed in conjunction with indigenous community members and reflect the four key messages of the Safe Start: Protective Behaviours for Children program. The posters can be purchased via our Resource Order Form.

   

   

 

2014 National Child Protection Week Children's Safety Poster Mailout

National Child Protection Week (NCPW) will be celebrated from 7 – 13 September 2014. The key messages for NCPW 2014 are “Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business” and “Play Your Part”. The campaign invites you, your family, your workplace and your community to get involved in promoting the wellbeing and safety of children and young people.

To this end, Children’s Safety Australia Inc. has distributed a set of laminated children’s safety posters and bookmarks to all Queensland Police Service Child Protection and Investigation Units, all Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Clubs and children's hospitals located throughout Australia. Recipients are requested to help spread the word about children’s safety to families within their organisation and local community by erecting the posters in areas frequented by children and their families during NCPW and beyond and provide the bookmarks to protective adults. 

 

Children's Safety Community Service Announcement

In conjunction with QPIX, Children's Safety Australia Inc. have recently launched a children's safety community service announcement (CSA). The CSA seeks to question the value of the 'stranger danger' message by highlighting the unncessary fear caused to children and their inability to access help from people they don't know, stemming from this message.

View Community Service Announcement here

 

Who I Am Makes A Difference® Program

When was the last time you felt appreciated?

There is an incredible power in acknowledging people and encouraging them to achieve their dreams.  The Who I Am Makes A Difference® program provides a valuable tool to facilitate this potentially life-changing process.  It has been proven to help address bullying, self harm and other dangerous behaviours by building self esteem and encouraging respect for self and others.  Learn how you can be a Difference Maker…

Background

Children's Safety Australia Inc. (CSA) has recently embarked on a new project in partnership with not-for-profit organisation, Difference Makers International (DMI). After viewing the dynamic Who I Am Makes A Difference® PowerPoint presentation, CSA Founder and Director, Kim Jackson, was inspired by the power of acknowledgment depicted in the presentation, which supports CSA’s mission to encourage children and young people to reach their full potential.

 

As a result Kim contacted DMI Founder, Helice "Sparky" Bridges, to discuss how CSA could assist in spreading the powerful message of acknowledgement. Kim and four amazing, like-minded Brisbane-based women from various professional and personal backgrounds have since successfully completed training with Sparky and CSA has been granted permission to distribute the Who I Am Makes A Difference® resources in Australia.

About WIAMAD

The Who I Am Makes A Difference® program provides an opportunity for Difference Makers (and everyone can be a Difference Maker!!) to acknowledge others, by offering them a gift of a blue ribbon, which (if accepted) is placed about the receiver's heart. The Difference Maker describes to the recipient the difference they make, which may include praising their talents and/or outstanding qualities. As a result the recipient is appreciated, respected, loved and encouraged to achieve their dreams. In a world where many people don't receive the love and appreciation they need, the Who I Am Makes A Difference® program helps to create a peaceful, respectful and supportive community.

Resources

A range of Blue Ribbon Who I Am Makes A Difference® resources is available for sale from the CSA Resource Order FormKim's mother, Milly, provided the inspiration for the Acknowledgement Cards and Postcards, allowing Difference Making teachers, parents and classmates and others to document their messages of acknowledgement so the receiver can continue to be encouraged by these inspiring words.

Presentations

CSA Trainers are also able to deliver Blue Ribbon Ceremony Presentations for teachers and other protective adults, and students of all ages. Thanks to a Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant, CSA is able to offer schools within south-east Queensland a FREE 30 minute Who I Am Makes A Difference® program presentation for staff members.

 

This presentation is designed to lead teachers and other school staff through the Who I Am Makes A Difference® ceremony to enable them to acknowledge each other and to pass on the incredible power of acknowledgement to their students and the broader school community.

 

If your school is interested in taking advantage of this great offer, which must be used during Term 3 or 4 of 2012, please contact us.  Limited presentations apply, so register your interest today!

Contributions

CSA is assisting DMI by collecting stories, photographs or videos that highlight the power of acknowledgment. If you have a contribution, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact CSA via email:admin@childsafety.org.au.

Click link here for: Who I Am Makes A Difference®' PowerPoint Presentation

 

About Difference Makers International

The Blue Ribbon Ceremony with the message, “Who I am Makes a Difference®” was created in 1983 by Helice "Sparky" Bridges, Founder or Difference Makers International (DMI).

DMI's mission is to give children and adults of all ages life skills educational programs so that they become confident, creative and successful citizens able to transform mediocrity and negativity into a world of possibility,
pro-activity and prosperity.

DMI's goal is to honour 300 million people worldwide with a "Who I Am Makes A Difference®" Blue Ribbon by 2020!  

DMI is committed to:
1. Empowering and uniting Youth & Adults to Make A Difference where they work, live and learn.
2. Acknowledging those who are Difference Makers throughout the world.
3. Developing on-going support that creates & sustains positive social change for this generation and all generations to come.


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The Queen of Acknowledgement, Sparky Bridges, doing what she does best... acknowledging others!!


For more information about DMI visit www.DifferenceMakersInternational.org.

 

Other Projects

Children's Safety Australia Inc. is currently working with our sister organisation, Personal Safety Australia, on a number of exciting projects, which include:

Children's Safety Book
This interactive book is designed for lower to middle primary school students to be read with their parent/carer or teacher. It includes fundamental children’s safety concepts, a range of activities enabling the practical application of these safety concepts, a quiz, and further information for parents and teachers. We are currently seeking funding to illustrate and print the book.

 

Safe Start for Schools

The Safe Start: Protective Behaviours for Children (Safe Start) and Safe T: Protective Behaviors for Young People (Safe T) programs seek to maximise the safety and enhance the wellbeing of children and young people and encourage them to reach their full potential.

Safe Start targets children aged 3 - 12 years.  Safe T targets young people aged 13 - 18 years.

 

Safe Start and Safe T training workshops are designed for adults who regularly interact with children and young people.  By training adults, who are able to relay and reinforce the key safety messages, our training has the potential to reach significant numbers of children to achieve lasting benefits.

 

The Safe Start and Safe T programs are based on the following underlying principles: 

  • Children and young people have a right to be safe and to feel safe.
  • Child protection is a community responsibility and we all have a part to play. Protective adults, particularly parents and carers, have a responsibility to protect children and young people from harm and to equip them with safety knowledge and skills.
  • A healthy self esteem is fundamental to self protection and a person’s ability to reach their full potential.
  • To maximise their safety, children and young people must be equipped with an awareness of risks and empowered with strategies and skills to effectively respond to safety threats.

The programs were developed by Kim Jackson in 2008 to address the limitations, and build upon the strengths, of the international Protective Behaviours program. Safe Start and Safe T expand upon the traditional Protective Behaviours content, embraces additional key safety messages and enhances delivery methods to reflect current best practice guidelines in child protection.   

 

The programs have been independently reviewed and found to be effective in providing prevention education to reduce the risk of victimisation for children and adolescents, including the various harmful behaviours. 

 

For maximum success, the programs should be:

  • implemented throughout the whole school or children’s organisation;
  • delivered by trained staff; and
  • multi systemic, involving children, young people, their parents/carers and teachers.

 

Training Opportunities

Personal Safety Australia offers a range of training opportunities for protective adults, including parents, carers, teachers, school counsellors, chaplains, guidance officers, support workers, child protection workers, childcare providers, community workers, youth workers and service club leaders. 

 

For further information visit www.personalsafetyaust.com or contact Personal Safety Australia via email: admin@personalsafetyaust.com or telephone (07) 3379 4475.

Resources

Children’s Safety Australia Inc., provides a range of resources to reinforce the four key safety messages of the Safe Start program including stickers, posters and worksheets. Visit our Resources page for further information.