JCCV Key Projects
The JCCV works collaboratively across key projects to deliver best practice outcomes for our community
The JCCV Youth Alcohol Project (YAP):
YAP has been operating for nearly ten years and is an educational prevention program aimed to reduce underage drinking in the Victorian Jewish community. Focusing on educating both school-aged students and their parents with skills, knowledge and power to communicate and reduce underage binge drinking. Psychologists and psychotherapists, experts from Headspace, Victoria Police and Hospitals help provide essential advice and guidance. Sessions are delivered at Mount Scopus Memorial College, Bialik College, King David School, Leibler Yavneh College, Sholom Aleichem and Yeshivah Beth Rivkah College. The program is made possible through the generous support of Gandel Philanthropy.
Child Protection training courses:
The JCCV plays a key role in training and educating leaders and staff from Jewish community organisations about the risks of child sexual abuse, developing child protection policies and compliance with the new legislative requirements. Over 100 representatives, from 50 Jewish community organisations, have attended JCCV`s child protection training courses, as we continue to promulgate essential information and fact sheets, through seminars, email blasts and social media. JCCV is working closely with the Government, community organisations such as Tzedek, and CCYP, to ensure our children are safe. View our Child Protection Directory
Spiritual Care Project:
The JCCV Spiritual Care Project offers focused and ethno- specific support for carers of Jewish patients in Victorian hospitals. Specifically, the JCCV offers accredited educational training programs for health care workers, volunteers and individuals directly to enhance the holistic care experience of Jewish patients. A series of Spiritual Training Sessions are offered and Counselling for the wellness of carers of palliative patients and those with chronic illness. During the Pandemic, the demand for Spiritual Care services has significantly increased. View our recent session here.
Communities Anti-Racism Action Plan:
Responding to Islamophobia and Antisemitism - Showing Up: Bystander Intervention Program. Communities standing together, united in empowering people to be active, trained to be confident and tooled-up to take a safe active stance when observing hateful, racist incidents of Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Participants were trained and equipped with skills, language and confidence to respond to bigotry, harassment and violence in our community. Delivered across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria commenced in October 2018.