News & Events

22 Dec 2016

CPS Professional Development Opportunities in 2017

In 2017 CPS will be launching a range of professional development opportunities for child care workers, teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people. The first series of training offered by CPS' new professional development and education unit is Responding to Child Abuse.  This training contributes to organisational requirements to comply with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.  This workshop provides participants with an overview of all forms of child abuse and helps participants to recognise the signs of trauma displayed by children who have experienced abuse. Strategies for responding to, and supporting those children are then explored. FLYER AND BOOKING LINK CPS is a recognised leader in delivering training in areas such as ‘Responding to Child Abuse’, ‘Responding to Sexually Abusive Behaviors’, ‘Talking to Children about Safety’ and ‘Working with Vulnerable Families’.   Our experienced Learning and Development Team is passionate about the work that CPS does and offer evidence-based, best-practice workshops that are interactive, engaging and will develop your knowledge in working with children and young people who have experienced abuse and trauma. Training is delivered at the Children’s Protection Society offices located at 70 Altona Street, West Heidelberg and 273 Settlement Road, Thomastown.  Alternatively we are able to deliver training at your offices, with an option for after-hours training. For further information please contact us on (03) 9450 0900 or email us at training@cps.org.au.

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22 Dec 2016

Seasons Greetings from CPS

On behalf of the Board, management and staff, CPS extends its best wishes to all our clients, and indeed to all children and families in our community over the festive period. We thank all our supporters, government and agencies for helping us help those in need of our services over the past year. Please note our offices will be closed from today (Friday 23 December) at 12pm and we will be returning on 3 January. Wishing everyone a safe, happy holiday season and a prosperous 2017.

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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.