Linda Franco has
joined the Child Wise team as our new Community Training Manager. Linda has a Bachelor
of Arts, a Grad Diploma in Counselling Psychology, and Master of Arts (Couns
Linda is a
registered psychologist and a dedicated community sector professional with over
20 years experience across a range of community sector roles. She is a
confident and experienced trainer with extensive experience liaising with
community organisations to promote engagement and effective training outcomes.
Linda has provided policy advice, training and ongoing support to organisations to strengthen their efforts to protect children and young people. These have included YMCA, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Australian Defence Force Cadets. She was also instrumental in the research, design and development of the ACCYO Safeguarding Children Program, including developing the innovative training materials and online training.
Linda has a passion for ensuring that children’s rights to physical and emotional safety are protected in order to provide them with the best possible start in life. She will play an integral role in helping Child Wise raise
awareness and understanding of child abuse prevention and early intervention amongst
individuals and organisations.