Kate has formerly worked in both Commonwealth and state government agencies, and has over six years of experience in social and policy research – working across a wide range of government stakeholders. In addition, Kate’s skills in desktop research and descriptive report writing provide quality support to policy and proposals.
Simoes dos Santos, P, Duxson, S, Burridge, N, Miller, K, Chodkiewicz, A, Ellinson, A & Goodall, A 2019, Evaluation of 'Breaking the Silence' Schools Program, UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance.
White Ribbon's Breaking the Silence Schools Program (BtS) is a primary prevention program that has been run in Australian schools since 2009.
BtS provides professional learning for principals and teachers to give them foundational knowledge, tools and strategies to encourage, enable and support respectful relationships and violence prevention in schools. This is delivered through an eLearning course, face-to-face workshops and an online resource hub and forum, which schools can use to implement events and strategies. To date, more than 500 schools have participated in the program.
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) was engaged by White Ribbon in 2017 to evaluate the BtS program and provide recommendations from this evaluation.