RiSE QLD Advocacy and Support Network is proud to be part of a global movement to treat and prevent toxic stress, now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behaviours. When we invest in children now, we do not have to pay later. We believe in collaboration with other Service Providers is vital by capturing a portrait of collective knowledge, promoting legislative reform as well as protecting and defending the fundamental needs and rights of our most vulnerable people in society. In solidarity with disadvantaged people, we advocate for systemic change required to create a more just and caring society.Our aim is to provide consultative advice to a diverse range of community members, empowering them to exercise their rights and responsibilities through an informed decision making process.
Our vision incorporates the view that every marginalised individual in our community holds the capacity to become the architect of their own future. Enabling a person to develop life skills in turn, strengthens the family unit thus transforming communities.