Community legal Education forms a significant pillar of the work we do as a Centre, and this year has been no exception. We have had the privilege of speaking to seniors groups, disability advocates, parents, teachers and students about a myriad of legal rights and responsibilities and how to find and access help if they need to.
To fully understand the benefits our service provides, let's have a look at what we most regularly discuss...
Life Planning Focusing on wills, powers of attorney and the new advanced care directives legislation, attendees to these sessions have the opportunity to hear about the benefits of making these documents, whilst understanding the implications they may have in their future. Discussion is passionate, at time robust, but importantly, knowledge is power, and attendees move away feeling empowered to better understand each of the documents and how they may apply to their lives.
Youth Our youth education sessions focus predominately on bullying, cyber bullying, sex and the law, with a significant interest in the interplay between bullying laws and the increase of sexting (the taking and sending of sexual images). The recent suicide deaths of young people such as Dolly Everett have highlighted the significant impact bullying can have on a person's welfare. These sessions provide us with an opportunity to clarify the legal implications of being involved in bullying activities.
We are active working group and panel members of the You The Man performances to Year 10 students in Ballarat secondary schools and alternate learning facilities.
Social Media Spreading the White Ribbon message, important articles and happenings around the centre underpin our social media usage. Please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with our messages.