NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Report: July 2020

By Leanne Francia, NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Adviser (photo credit: https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships-awards-residencies/blackwrite) The April report took a look at what life at home now looked like for families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The July report expands on the impact of COVID-19 with reporting in the context of family violence, and highlights proposed […]

NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Report: February 2020

2019-20 Bushfire Events It has been a devasting start to 2020 for many Australians. From September 2019 fires heavily impacted various regions across Australia. In New South Wales more than 100 fires burnt across the state. In eastern and north-easternVictoria large areas of forest burnt out of control for weeks. Significant fires occurred in South Australia. In Queensland affected areas included south-eastern Queensland. Areas […]

NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Report: April 2020

By Leanne Francia, NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Adviser (photo credit: https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships-awards-residencies/blackwrite) Life for Queensland families has changed dramatically since our February report. In our April report we will take a look at what life at home now looks like in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report will provide details on a new […]

NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Report: November 2019

By Leanne Francia, NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Adviser (photo credit: https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships-awards-residencies/blackwrite) Art Therapy Supporting LGBTIQ Youth The Queensland Mental Health Commission funded Open Doors Youth Service to trial the PRIDE art therapy program in Brisbane, in which young people aged 12 to 24, who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, sistergirl and/or […]

NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Report: July 2019

By Leanne Francia, NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Adviser NAIDOC Week NAIDOC week was celebrated in July under the theme Voice. Treaty. Truth – working together for a shared future with a range of celebrations and activities around Queensland. July 2019 saw the launch of the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency which will be focused on […]