Join us to Celebrate 20 years of Solving the Jigsaw
Solving the Jigsaw has a long and proud history, stretching back 20 years. To mark this milestone and farewell the program as we know it, CNV are hosting a 20 Year Celebration event on the 23rd February from 10am till 12pm.
Solving the Jigsaw was developed in Central Victoria and we are proud to have made this long standing contribution to our region and surrounds. We are holding the event at Footscray Community Arts Centre, acknowledging our equally proud reach across Victoria and beyond, hopefully making the event as accessible as possible to our past and recent participants, ambassadors, supporters, funders, facilitators and partners; and also reflecting the vibrancy of the program and the difference that can be made through care, community, skill and creativity.
History and Background
Solving the Jigsaw is a multi-award winning early intervention and violence prevention program that works to reduce the incidence and impact of violence and bullying in children’s lives.
Solving the Jigsaw was developed in 1997 by the Centre for Non-Violence (formerly EASE), a domestic violence support service, in response to the devastating statistic that 25 per cent of children and young people in Australia witness violence in their homes.
The program includes classroom programs and the professional development of teachers and others who work with young people to better respond to the emotional needs of children. Over 1,500 teachers have participated in Solving the Jigsaw training to date.
Solving the Jigsaw believes that children have the right to be safe and to feel safe. Violence of any nature, is not acceptable. Solving the Jigsaw works towards shifting a culture of violence to one of well being.