In lieu of providing speaker gifts, the National Family Law Conference will make a donation to Act for Kids.
Act for Kids is an Australian charity working tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. They provide professional therapy and support services to children and young people who have experienced child abuse or neglect, and early support for families at risk. Act for Kids has helped thousands of children and families since it was established in 1988.
Their multidisciplinary teams provide intensive therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, youth mentoring, a protective behaviours program, family coaches and a preschool designed for abused and neglected children with additional developmental needs to ensure they are set up for success at school.
All of these services are provided free of charge to clients. While they receive some government funding, Act for Kids relies heavily on donations and fundraising to expand and develop their services and reach out to more children and families in need.
For more information on Act for Kids, see www.actforkids.com.au