NIRODAH has a wonderful relationship with the Melbourne Storm Rugby Club.
We have delivered Be the Hero! training to all U/18 and U/20 players for the past four years as well as specific Certificate IV Training in Youth Services for specific players.
In 2013 NIRODAH , The Victorian Women’s Trust and Melbourne Storm partnered to enable delivery of Be the Hero! into Victorian schools where there is a significant population of Aboriginal students. We have just completed this training in 12 Victorian schools.
We expect that this partnership with Melbourne Storm will allow a greater penetration of the program into schools across Victoria.
Watch local Melbourne Trainees talk frankly about their attitudes towards girlfriends and the issues of domestic violence after completing the 'Be the Hero!' program.
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Club Respect is an initiative that NRL Victoria commenced with NIRODAH with the support of the Vic Women’s Trust 4 years ago.
The aim is to give clubs the tools and skills to create or enhance the club’s culture so that it is safe, fair, respectful and inclusive, for all participants.
With its underlying goal being to help reduce family violence, the benefits of the program not only assist the club and its members but ripple out to the broader community. Violence in all its forms can’t exist where people feel a sense of belonging, where they feel respected, safe and are treated fairly.
We currently have 3 accredited 'Club Respect' clubs, with more coming on board in 2018.
Victorian Women's Trust
NIRODAH has been working with the Victorian Women’s Trust to develop and deliver their Be the Hero! program.
In this time, NIRODAH has trained and delivered the program in every State and Territory of Australia and has particularly delivered the program to most metropolitan, rural and regional centres in Victoria.
The Victorian Women’s Trust does amazing work on behalf of all Australian Women. We are privileged to partner them and encourage you to look at their website for further insight into their reach and capacity.
The Dugdale Trust for Women and Girls is a new national initiative of the Victorian Women's Trust. We are working to reduce and prevent violence against women and girls bringing together the leadership and commitment of men and women in addressing the root causes of violence.
Launched on the 6 June 2013, The Dugdale Trust for Women and Girls will carry out strategic harm prevention initiatives across the country to make real and lasting differences in the lives of women and girls. It will bring together the leadership and commitment of men and women in addressing the root causes of violence.
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NIRODAH began working with Doncare in 2015. NIRODAH facilitates training and delivers school workshops, under the iMatter umbrella, to help young people to build self-esteem, respect and resilience; and to prevent violence and promote healthy relationships.
iMatter is mentoring programs facilitated by 18-25 year olds in secondary schools.
In 2017, NIRODAH has had the pleasure of working with the Saints in delivering their pilot program "How I Want To Be". It's a program for both primary and secondary schools that enables the students to identify their top 5 character strengths. Over the sessions, they engage in activities and are given practical skills so they can use these strengths in their daily lives to improve their own wellbeing and impact positively on the lives of those around them.
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