On White Ribbon Day, Plunket says the impact family violence has on children is not OK, but it is OK to ask for help, and is encouraging parents in violent or abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and their children. “Plunket nurses are among the health professionals here to help. We can connect you with the services to support you to become violence free, or get out of a violent situation,” said Plunket Clinical Advisor Sandra Innes.
At its Annual General Meeting this week, The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society welcomed its new President Andrée Talbot, and farewelled its outgoing New Zealand President Tristine Clark after a three-year term in the role. Andrée Talbot becomes Plunket’s 24th New Zealand President in its 107 year history, elected to the role by Plunket’s National Board. She has been involved in Plunket for over 19 years, beginning with her local community in Devonport, and latterly as Vice Chair of the National Board.
Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor, Sue Campbell, urges families to take care and be responsible with fireworks this Guy Fawkes, to prevent children from being injured by fireworks. “We encourage people to attend public displays, where neighbours and friends can meet and enjoy the occasion safely. Large, spectacular public displays are held in many towns and cities around the country and can be great fun for all the family,” said Sue Campbell.