News & Events

1 Sep 2017

Fathers Day & Op Shop Week - double the reasons to shop!

Our beloved Op Shop is well stocked with a range of books, CD's and other quirky, gifty things sure to surprise and delight this Father's Day. And for mums and daughters there's a vast array of funky fashion to make the trip to 43 Beetham Pde Rosanna even more worthwhile. The shop is open from 10am - 12.30pm on Saturday, which also coincides with the last day of National Op Shop Week. The Op Shop has been in business for over 30 years and has contributed well over a million dollars in funds to directly help CPS make better the lives of vulnerable children in the local community, including programs designed to assist Dads to become better Fathers. If you can't make it tomorrow morning, that's okay, the CPS Op Shop is open every day bar Sunday and is always chock full of bargains. And say g'day to new manager Catrina (pictured)!   Rollerblades(!), a doorbell exerciser(!), ooh ah Glenn McGrath & Molly(!), a vintage Discman(!), a Dimple whiskey receptacle(!) and last,  but not least, don't forget to fill Dad's boot glass!!!      

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28 Aug 2017

CPS offers timely Child Protection Week training

During the lead-up to Child Protection Week (3 - 9 September), CPS urges individuals and organisations that work or volunteer in any capacity with children to ask themselves these questions: • What would I/we do if I believed a child was being abused? • How would I/we recognise the signs of child abuse? • How would I/we respond to a disclosure of abuse and family violence? • Who would I/we refer to and how would I record my concerns? If you are unsure about your answers, please consider enrolling in our upcoming training session – Child Abuse: The 4 R’s. This training enables participants to recognise the signs and indicators of all forms of abuse, including family violence; learn how to respond to a disclosure; examine how to record concerns and recall who to report and refer to. Information relating to mandatory reporting, criminal legislation and requirements to ensure children’s safety are covered. This is a great way to contribute towards your professional development portfolio, and a great way for staff to build on existing knowledge & share learning and most importantly work together to keep children safe. Cost: Child Protection Week Special **$100 per person (save $65). Limited places so book early. Location: 70 Altona St, Heidelberg West Date: Monday 4 September Time: 12.30 - 4.30pm For more than 15 years CPS' Professional Development & Education team has delivered evidence-based, best-practice training in areas such as Talking to Children about Safety, Working with Vulnerable Families, and a topic CPS specialises in, Responding to Sexually Harmful Behaviours. CPS has a range of other training products and is happy to work with organisations to develop training specific to their requirements. To book, email or call 03 9450 0900. If you cannot make this day/time we have other sessions coming up this year but please be aware places are limited. 4R's Workshop  Flyer

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19oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmTREND "A Night of Fashion & Fun"

26oct10:00 am- 12:00 pmParents Tuning in to TeensFor fathers of young children

Case Study

Three children, family violence, a marriage breakdown and an abusive and controlling ex-husband…

This is a first hand account of how CPS helped a mum navigate a turbulent time in her life to the point where she is now excited about what the future holds for her family.