Making Child Wellbeing and Safety Your Responsibility
Families Australia,supported by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), hosted the 2013 Child Aware Approaches Conference in Melbourne on April 11-12, 2013.
The conference built upon the Australian Government’s $5.7 million Child Aware Approaches child safety and supporting vulnerable families grant initiative. It aimed to advance the goals of 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.
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.