Update from Taranaki Safe Families Trust

Jun 21, 2019

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Kia ora koutou

The Taranaki Safe Families Trust has been busy promoting the key messages of family violence prevention in our region. Over the last couple of weeks we have been pushing the kaupapa of Elder Abuse Awareness leading up to the international day of June 15th. It’s one of the forms of family violence that doesn’t get as much attention as others, however is just as important to acknowledge based on current statistics. We dedicated our monthly Access Radio show to this subject and had Sinead Thomas who is the Elder Support Coordinator for Age Concern Taranaki, as a special guest. We also visited St Andrews Palms Café pushing key messages and resources, and printed an article in the Daily News.  Check out this video!

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In the next couple of months will see the establishment of the TSFT Men’s led group. The project is focused on working with individuals and communities to support positive change for men who use violence, and to address the social norms that promote and reinforce negative behaviour which allows the culture of family violence to thrive. Be happy and stay safe out there.

Nga mihi nui, Dane Haskell – Taranaki Safe Families Trust Coordinator

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