2018 Victorian Protecting Children Awards nomination.

Congratulations to the Gatehouse Centre for being named a finalist in the Minister’s Awards for Innovation in Protecting Children category for the 2018 Victorian Protecting Children Awards.

This nomination recognises Gatehouse’s innovative work to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families affected by sexual abuse.

Gatehouse has recently introduced three programs: Animal assisted therapy, the Child Family Trauma System Intervention – a therapy for trauma exposure – and Our Space, a resource for young people experiencing vulnerability.

Director of Allied Health Bernadette O’Connor said the team was thrilled to be nominated.

“The Gatehouse Centre has for decades provided support and therapy for children and young people who have experienced significant trauma and abuse,’’ Ms O’Connor said.

“They consistently look to improve their practice in order to provide great care and are a truly dedicated group of staff.”
Child Protection Week runs until Saturday and is an opportunity for government, business and the community to come together to promote the safety and wellbeing of children.

The message of this year’s campaign is ‘Protecting children is everyone’s business’ and it urges all Australians to ‘Play Your Part’.

We wish our colleagues the best of luck at the ceremony tonight!

The Gatehouse Centre is a Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) that provides assessment, treatment and advocacy services for:
• Children, young people (aged between 0-17) and their families living in the North Western metropolitan area of Melbourne or the cities of Moreland and Hume, where sexual abuse is known or suspected to have happened.
• Children, young people (aged between 0-15) and their families, living in the North Western metropolitan area of Melbourne or the cities of Moreland and Hume, where problem sexual or sexually abusive behaviours are a concern.
• The Royal Children’s Hospital inpatients.

Back Row L-R : Matthew Austin, Saya Knox, Ivka Griffin, Pauline Ryan and Anna Kovacevic.
Front Row L-R : Hanna Kopel, Nadine Sherer, Karen Hogan, Anna Perri.

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