2014 Conference

Child Aware Approaches Conference

Sharing, Building and Recognising Child Aware Innovation
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 31 March-1 April 2014

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Building on the highly acclaimed, inaugural Child Aware Approaches Conference, Families Australia is pleased to be hosting the 2014 Child Aware Approaches Conference with the support of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

The two day conference will be an opportunity to showcase and disseminate knowledge about current research and innovative practices with the intention of replicating success, building greater capacity and recognising the uptake of Child Aware Approaches in the delivery of services. The conference will contribute to the second three year action plan 2012-2015 under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, the National Mental Health Reform and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

We invite delegates from government, non-government and research sectors to contribute to the national campaign to make the wellbeing and safety of Australia's children everyone's business and shared responsibility. 

Registration now open. Visit the website here.

Previous Conferences

2013 Conference

"Making Child Wellbeing and Safety Your Responsibility"

The conference was attended by over 300 people from government (Federal and State/Territory), non-government and research sectors to share innovative practices and resources and to contribute to the national campaign to make the wellbeing and safety of Australia's children everyone's business and shared responsibility. There were 62 presentations, 10 workshops and 20 displays of resources and posters where experts shared their thinking, knowledge and innovative practise.

Presentations and photos from the conference can be viewed on the conference web page, where a library of resources has begun and will continue to grow.

16-17 October 2008

"Meeting the needs of vulnerable children and families: dreaming the extraordinary, doing the extraordinary." A Symposium run by the Australian Centre for Child Protection and Families Australia. Further information is available here.

20 - 21 June 2007

"What counts? Defining, exploring and measuring family wellbeing." The National Family Wellbeing Symposium was organised by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the ANU and Families Australia. Further information is available here.

24 October 2006

"Grandparenting - Present and Future." An expert forum convened by Families Australia. Further information is available here.

4 - 5 May 2006

"Work, Families and Wellbeing", A national forum run by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the ANU and Families Australia. Further information is available here.