New research shows violence against women with disabilities is worse and lasts longer

Women with disabilities experience violence to a higher degree and for longer than women in the general population, with stereotypes of disability contributing to this preventable violence. These are among the key findings of a research project, Voices Against Violence, launched by Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Ambassador for Women and Girls and Chair, Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children.

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The Young Men’s Program by Evolve

Evolve is an organisation that provides a range of programs to disadvantaged or vulnerable young people, specialising in outdoor adventure and narrative therapy.
Evolve delivers programs such as the Young Men’s and Young Women’s programs, which are early intervention programs supporting young men and women at risk to evolve into strong, caring and purposeful individuals.

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Australian study takes top award

A ground breaking Australian study, supported by Gandel Foundation through Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA), took out top honours at the world’s premier inflammatory bowel disease organisation congress, held in Copenhagen in February 2014.

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Homeless service for Frankston

The RDNS Homeless Persons’ Program (HPP) – a dedicated service where specialist community nurses provide health care and support to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness throughout Melbourne – is commencing a three-year trial of the service for the Frankston region.

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“Action Adventure” program by Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy Action Australia ran the “Action Adventure” program for young Victorians with epilepsy in late 2013 at Portsea. “Action Adventure” was a three-day residential program that consisted of challenging outdoor activities based on the cutting-edge “Adventure Therapy”, a “Ted-E-Bear Connection” segment and specialist epilepsy education.

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A Bright Start to the Year

New materials, developed by the Centre for Community Child Health at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and supported by Gandel Foundation, will help health professionals and educators cope with common childhood problems such as sleep, language development, resilience, oral health, and movement and exercise.

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Life Education New Mobile Learning Centre

Life Education Victoria is the largest non-government provider of drug and health education programs to children, families and communities in Australia. Life Education Victoria utilises 18 mobile learning centres, with 27 trained educators, to work with 155,000 children in 650 primary school across Australia.

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