21 Jan
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Funding: Restoring Hope receives grant for Crisis Care Packs

The Restoring Hope Board members are thrilled and excited to announce that we have been awarded our first major grant of $80,000 through The Collie Foundation. This will be used to contribute towards our ‘Crisis Care Packs’ project. We initially received the wonderful news the week prior to Christmas, with a request to provide some […]

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18 Dec
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Christmas: Not always the season to be jolly.

Christmas time is fast approaching. Whilst it should be a wonderful joyous time of year to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and the togetherness of family, for some it can often bring many mixed emotions for those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. A challenging time of year For these people it can be […]

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06 Dec
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Reflections

There are parts of me, and parts of you. There are parts of us that dominate our experience, and parts that hide way down the back. There are parts which pop up and parts that draw back. Too often, we can be driven by the parts that might be scared. There might be parts that […]

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13 Jul
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Preventing Violence – The Role of The Media

One of the biggest social issues currently facing Australia is that of violence against women and their children. What has formerly been kept private, behind closed doors and out of the news – save for a few sensationalised, shocking stories – is now receiving more media attention than ever before. However, as awareness of this […]

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30 Jun
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TRIGGER WARNING: Understanding and dealing with triggers

As we go through life, we encounter experiences which can remind us of times gone by.  The smell of fresh bread for most people brings back very positive memories.  The sound of rain on a roof when you are tucked up warm in bed can be calming and peaceful.  However, there are also experiences which […]

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24 Jun
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Labels and how to move past them

We exist by how we define ourselves. Even as children, we categorise ourselves into groups that we think we belong to – and give ourselves the corresponding label. We hear kids say, “I am a basketballer” or “I am a dancer,” as they identify with those groups. How we ‘fit’ into this world We also […]

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26 May
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Do You Have A Story To Tell?

Each and every person has a story to tell. Some have the ability to be incredibly inspiring. You have one of those stories. Have you thought about sharing your story? We can relate As survivors of childhood sexual abuse, we can relate to feelings of vulnerability, confusion, anger or frustration, hopelessness, helplessness, loneliness and isolation. […]

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25 May
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A Great Big Thank You

We would love to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who registered and are still supporting, our Cup of Hope Morning Tea, which is held from the 1st to 31st May, this year. For more information about the morning tea please see here There is also another group of really super awesome people […]

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21 May
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Domestic Violence Victoria strategic framework launch

On Tuesday 12th May 2015 Megan, one of our board members at Restoring Hope had the wonderful opportunity of speaking at the launch of a new media framework developed by Domestic Violence Victoria. The framework was entitled “Working with News and Social Media to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children: A Strategic Framework for […]

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