Dale Palmer is the Engagement and Facilitation Manager and lead Facilitator of White Ribbon Australia’s Breaking the Silence Schools Program. He has 40 years’ experience as a Teacher, Head Teacher, Deputy Principal, and Principal over five very diverse schools in NSW. Dale is a proud White Ribbon Ambassador.
White Ribbon Australia’s Breaking the Silence Schools Program is a professional learning program for Principals and school leaders. It offers a holistic organisational framework to embed models of respectful relationships in classroom activities, policy, community engagement, and broader school culture. Breaking the Silence sits within a community development model, enabling schools to develop their own strengths based community solutions that contribute to the prevention of men’s violence against women.
This poster resource charts the history of Breaking the Silence, explores best practice principles, and highlights key findings of an independent evaluation, informing organisational considerations for the prevention of men’s violence against women.
(1)Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse. (2011). The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: A Literature Review. Retrieved from: http://bit.ly/1oiyn2E p.3-4