Health District Launches New Street Child Protection Program | Goulburn Post



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The health district has launched a program to help transform the lives of children and youth by addressing harmful sexual behavior. The innovative Child Protection Program was officially launched by the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) on December 1. . Establishing the service at Queanbeyan is part of a $ 4 million statewide expansion of the program. New Street in the SNSWLHD has five specialist clinicians on staff to provide the family therapy service to children and youth to help them understand and stop the behavior. 97 percent of children and youth who complete the New Street program in New South Wales do not hurt themselves again, according to one study. SNSWLHD chief executive Margaret Bennett said the New Street program would serve the areas of Queanbeyan-Tablelands, Snowy-Monaro and south-eastern New South Wales. “The New Street program was created by NSW Health over 20 years ago to provide evidence-based therapeutic service to children, youth and their families,” she said. “We are pleased to be able to now offer this service to the local NSW Southern Health District.” The NSW government is committed to finding ways to help young people and children. community, and these services provide sensitive individual care focused on the sexual safety of children and ways to respond to harmful sexual behaviors of children and youth. The investment is part of the NSW government’s commitment of $ 127.2 million between 2018 and 2023, in response to a royal commission on institutional responses to child sexual abuse. The new street services work in conjunction with the Department of Communities and Justice, the NSW Police Force, the Department of Education and the non-government sector to assist children and youth in need.




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