Salvation Army Receive National Award for their work in supporting children exposed to domestic violence (Tasmania Together Goal 2)
Tasmania Together Progress Board member, Associate Professor Roberta Julian, presented a certificate of acknowledgement to the Salvation Army for their innovative, national award winning project: Safe from the Start.
“This nationally recognised work, developed here in Tasmania by the Salvation Army in partnership with the University of Tasmania and Swinburne University, will help to address the community’s concern about the number of family violence incidents attended in the State” said Professor Julian.
“Understanding domestic violence is one way to reduce its ongoing impact on the mental health of young children,” she went on to say. “Within this research project, ways in which children can explore their experiences in a safe and supportive environment are outlined and practical tools and intervention strategies are made available to professionals and families alike.”
Professor Julian advised that, “The Safe from the Start Train the Trainer has seen over 1000 people trained nationally and the resource kit is being used by over 500 service providers within Australia.”
“To make the Tasmania Together plan a reality, we need involvement from all sectors of the community,” said Professor Julian, “In bringing together domestic and family violence services across Tasmania using evidence based research, this is a true demonstration of community action and collaboration in practice.”
“Tasmania Together supports the collaborative approach that the Salvation Army have shown in this project and is pleased to recognise them with the presentation of this certificate,” she said.
“The Tasmania Together Acknowledgement Program recognises and promotes those Tasmanians who are working towards achieving the community’s vision for our State.”
“By focusing on positive facts, relaying good news stories and achievements and highlighting the progress that is being made in the State, TasmaniaTogether promotes a belief that active engagement in community activities is a meaningful and worthwhile pursuit”.
For further information on the Safe from the Start Project, contact Ms Nell Kuilenburg, The Salvation Army Tasmania, Development and Research Manager, on 0418 369 050.
For further information about the Tasmania Together Acknowledgement Program and progress being made towards reducing the number of family violence incidents attended (TT Benchmark 2.2.5) contact the Progress Board on 6232 7010 or visit the website at ww.tasmaniatogether.com.au
For further information Telephone:
Ms Nell Kuilenburg, Salvation Army Development and Research Manager
(0418) 369 050
Associate Professor Roberta Julian, Tasmania Together Progress Board Member
(0409) 250 797