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Independence Educational Publishers are “Cambridge-based educational publishers of books and online resources that tackle important social issues. Our products present accessible information on topics such as drugs, relationship abuse, racial discrimination, poverty, and many more.” These are some of the cartoon illustrations from their latest set of books on Alcohol Addiction, National Health, Housing, Disability, Pregnancy and Teen Self-care.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

A video for the Remote Area Health CorpsContinuous Quality Improvement (CQI) eLearning module. The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was established in 2008 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory to “address persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.

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.’