My Big Bear Story – Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign

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My Big Bear Story – Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign2017-10-27T18:01:35+00:00

Project Description

Project Brief

Develop a children’s book that can be utilised by counsellors or teachers in opening up conversations about domestic violence and safety.

Creative Regions has driven this project as part of the company’s 2014 Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign, together with Counsellors from UnitingCare Community and Phoenix House. Counsellors used worksheets with young clients of their services to capture their physical and emotional feelings when confronted with dangerous or violent situations. Their responses have been interpreted by local author Cherie Curtis and illustrator Jacqui Read in consultation with a steering group to produce this book which is designed to start conversations with young people about their safety, how they feel and who to turn to.

Copies of this book can be purchased through this website’s online store.  The associated education package can be downloaded below.

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If you are in immediate danger, call 000


If you need to talk, call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support line

13 11 14

UnitingCare Community

Bundaberg Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Program
Phone: 4153 8400

UnitingCare Community Family Relationship Centre Bundaberg
5 Bingera Street, Bundaberg
Phone: 4130 7500
Email: [email protected]

Relationships Australia

Domestic Violence Counselling and Support Services available

14 Tantitha Street, Bundaberg

Phone: 1300 364 277

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  • Author:  Cherie Curtis
  • Illustrator:  Jacqui Read
  • Producer:  Shelley Pisani for Creative Regions
  • Designer:  Aimee Courtice
  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Arts Queensland
  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • UnitingCare Community
  • Phoenix House