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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

The Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU), The University of the Sunshine Coast, hosted a one-day symposium on September 8th, the first of its kind, bringing together national and international experts to discuss the importance of context for preventing sexual violence and abuse and improving community safety. 

There is growing recognition, and a developing evidence base, supporting the contextual dynamics of sexual violence and abuse. Lessons learned from Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, for example, drew attention to contextual factors (organisational leadership, policies and practice) that create conditions that might either increase risk, or protect against, sexual abuse. Multidisciplinary research evidence also shows how family, peer, school and neighbourhood settings may also contribute to abusive behaviour. Collectively, this highlights the need to ensure prevention strategies, as well as responses to sexual abuse, are contextualised.‘ 

Caricatures of the presenters, including a rough diagram summary of their presentation, were prepared earlier:

… and some of the cartoons drawn during the symposium:

The Pro Bono News team are all in Melbourne and, like many of our readers, have spent a significant time in lockdown over the past 18 months (and counting). We’ve been working hard to keep you up-to-date with all the happenings across the social sector throughout the pandemic. But the truth is, we’re a little tired. So we’re taking a break for a few days to recharge.’

Virtual Reality experiences for people in aged care homes. Some simple images to help explain the safety and care instructions for a project being developed by The Ageing Revolution in collaboration with AgeTech, ‘Ageing is the problem. In-house Innovation is our solution’.

Spinning out of control…https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/09/10/pfizer-forget-hindsight-heroes-deal-foresight-failure/

… Epsilon ….

Cartoon commentary at the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia, CAPHIA, Teaching and Learning Forum: Public Health education in a Time of Disruption, 15 & 16 July.

Some of the day one cartoons…

Some of the second day’s cartoons …

This fortnight’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

The Health Excellence Accelerator Lab (HEAL) in the QUT Design Lab has been working with Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) to bring design thinking to wicked problems across Queensland Health. Eighteen projects were presented at a symposium this month showcasing the value of putting designers into healthcare. The event was followed by a workshop stepping through the process of human centred design. The on-the-spot cartoons attempted to capture just something of the tumble of ideas.