Central Queensland University received a grant of $10,000 in support of the development of a resource kit entitled Happy Animals’ to address the deliberate harm of animals by children. The kit was distributed to key stakeholders, including child protection agencies, educators and animal protection agencies with the aim of increasing awareness of the implications of deliberate cruelty to animals and act as an intervention into the cycle of cruelty. It further included an information leaflet for adults and an interactive CD Rom for children to work through. The kit has been distributed to and well-received by state departments of child safety and RSPCA centres across the country. For an idea of what the CD offers, click the download icon below.

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