VSCN: Victorian Safe Communities Network Inc

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Innovative responses to traditional challenges

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Queensland Police Service are hosting Australia’s third major Crime Prevention and Communities conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-4 November 2016.

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Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) recognise and reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia. This year, the ACVPA celebrates its 25th year.

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VSCN news

Elder abuse – The Health Sector Role in Prevention and Response

1 in 10 older adults worldwide have been abused in the past month. Elder abuse is a hidden problem.

23 Jun 2016

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Watch Translating research evidence into practice using the ISC model

Watch Dr Andrés Villaveces and Professor Shrikant I. Bangdiwala webinar presentation from Translating research evidence into practice using the International Safe Community model.

22 Jun 2016

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PhD Scholarship in Water Safety/Drowning Prevention

Federation University Australia Faculty of Health is offering 3 PhD scholarships to commence in semester 2, 2016 and invites applications from highly motivated, suitably qualified candidates for these fully funded scholarships. Applications close on July 4th.

22 Jun 2016

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WHO: Global Road Safety - Time for Results

This short film highlights the tragic consequences of the lack of safety on the world's roads and the urgent measures needed to address this health and development crisis.

10 Dec 2015

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Preventing dog bites

Each year, about 13,000 people attend hospital emergency departments in Australia for dog bite injuries. Children under the age of five are most at risk, and are most frequently bitten by their own family dog or by a friend’s dog, usually in or around the home.

17 Nov 2015

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About Victorian Safe Communities (VSCN)

The Victorian Safe Communities Network was established to make Victoria a safer, more resilient place by providing safety promotion and injury prevention professionals with the tools, resources and support they need to minimise the impact of unintentional injury, crime, violence and emergency situations.

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