Date(s) - 14/12/2017
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
La Atrium Cafe
Topic title – It Takes a Community to Raise a Child
Cranbourne is the most disadvantaged suburb in one of the most disadvantaged councils in Victoria (ABS 2016). Cranbourne has higher rates of unemployment, low income households, family violence and a higher proportion of developmentally vulnerable children than the state and national averages (ABS 2016, AEDI 2012). In 2005, the concerns about the impact of significant disadvantage in Cranbourne on the wellbeing of children and families led to the Cranbourne area being chosen as a Communities for Children (CfC) site. I will briefly explain who Communities for Children are, what we do and who we work with to support the most vulnerable of families in Cranbourne.
Gen Dawson is Project Assistant for Windermere’s Communities for Children Cranbourne. Gen’s community development philosophy and work reflect her passion to support Cranbourne’s vulnerable families to achieve full social and economic participation, and to break down the silos between organisations to encourage collaborative partnerships.
Gen has a background in education and has been involved in the NFP sector for over ten years. Gen is also project officer for the Windermere Suicide Prevention Program.
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