Today the Daniel Morcombe Foundation delivers their national early intervention workshop called Changing Futures at the Burke and Wills Hotel, Toowoomba. There will be approximately 30 attendees from a range of service providers including police, health, education.
This workshop aims to provide educators and frontline, community-based professionals who work face to face with children and young people with the tools necessary to help them prevent, identify, and respond to harmful sexual behaviours in pre-teens.
Denise Morcombe said “It is the Foundation’s genuine hope that Changing Futures will help change the trajectory of children and young people displaying concerning harmful sexual behaviour. Providing awareness, support, and education, we can help to ensure future children and young people are not impacted by sexual abuse.”
The Changing Futures program seeks to:
- Reduce child sexual abuse in Australia by building the knowledge base of key adults regarding children’s healthy, problematic and abusive sexual behaviours.
- Increase confidence and competence of professionals, educators and pre-service teachers who work with children to prevent, identify and respond to harmful sexual behaviours.
- Engage in research to contribute to the national landscape of service frameworks for responding to harmful sexual behaviours of children and young people