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Day 1 – Tuesday 27 July
|PRE- CONFERENCE workshops 2pm to 5pm|
|Maggie Dent Real kids in an unreal world: Building resilience in children [PDF 140 KB]|
|Grant Sara Strategic Indigenous awareness – To understand the present, we must understand the past [PDF 852 KB]|
|9am to 10.30 – Opening Plenary|
|Welcome to Country and Traditional Dance (Janet Turner and Irrelape-Lyape Dance Group)
Welcome message: SNAICC Chairperson.
|Keynote speaker: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks Educational success without sacrificing cultural identity.|
|International Keynote Speaker:
Dr Cindy Blackstock, Canada
Is this our Canada? : Examining the systemic disadvantage undermining the safety of First Nations children and highlighting strategies to overcome this [PDF171KB]
|11am to 12.30pm – Sessions 1 to 6|
|1. Healing – traditional healing in Central Australia: Ngangkari work – Anangu way.
Healing – traditional healing in Central Australia: Mr. Peters, Andy Tjilari, Toby Ginger NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari Project, SA and NT.
|2. Early childhood – Indigenous Professional Support.
Growing up strong kids: messages from our services. [PDF 5.2 MB]
Christine Dimovich, Jacqui Hunt-Smith, Yorganop Indigenous Professional Support Unit Yorganop Association Inc. WAYarning Circles – an Innovative Early Years Learning Framework Indigenous Inclusion Support Project. [PDF 6.4 MB]
Tara Lee Franks, Health & Community Services Workforce Council Inc., Roslyn Von Senden, Indigenous Professional Support Unit , Kerryn Moroney Inclusion Support Agency, QLD.
|3. Child protection – cultural best practice and better outcome
The Combined Voices Campaign – demanding better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. [PDF 140KB] -plus the [Power Point 692 KB]
Dianne Harvey, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak Ltd and William Hayward, Combined Voices, QLD.Developing better practice for culturally strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statutory kinship care services in Australia. [PDF 112 KB]
Marilyn McHugh, Social Policy Research Centre University of NSW and Paula Hayden,Consultant NSW.
Cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth: frameworks and practices. [PDF 300 KB]
|4. Child and family health – culturally appropriate and early intervention.
Making it safe: developing culturally appropriate child and adolescent mental health services for the Aboriginal community within a mainstream service. [PDF 224 KB]
Stephen Meredith and Helen Wyld, Ngartunna Patpangga (Children in the South) Southern Adelaide Health Service and Bill Wilson, Nanko-walun Porlar Nomawi (Well-being for Children and Families), Southern Adelaide Health Service – Child and Adolescent Mental Service (SAHS-CAMHS) SA.Childcare and conductive hearing loss. [PDF 152 KB]
Dr Damien Howard, Lyn Fasoli, Phoenix Consulting and James Cook University, and Alison Wunungumarra, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Education NT.
|5. Working with families and young people – safe and strengthened relationships.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Male (Ingkintja Male) Health [PDF 3.1 MB]
John Liddle and colleagues, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, NTCultural Synergy – Family Relationship Services engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fathers. [PDF 550 KB]
Greg Stock, Lynne Slocombe Centacare Broken Bay, NSW
|6. Out of home care – appropriate cultural approaches.
A journey of healing: Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency’s therapeutic residential care program. LARGE FILE [PDF 31 MB]
Author: Maureen Long, School of Social Work and Social Policy at la Trobe University. Presented by Gwen Rogers, Krissie Mayberry Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency [VACCA] and Sean Pie, Berry St. VIC.Children in Out of home care – Creative approaches in the West. [PDF 7.5 KB]
Kathleen Pinkerton, Yorganop Child Care Aboriginal Corporation WA.Safe Families Program: Opportunities for Growth & Innovative Program Development in Changing Times.
Eleanor Rhines, Rochelle Fielding, Kenny Braun,Tangentyere Council Inc, NT.
|Workshop C. Desert Weavers Workshop 1 by Tjanpi Weavers.Cell 5|
|1.30pm to 3pm – Sessions 7 to 12|
|7. Remote work – traditional child rearing practices.
Importance of grandparents in traditional child rearing practices. [PDF 10.4 MB]
Christine Armstrong, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi, NT.
|8. Early childhood – social and emotional well-being.
The strength of stories: sharing knowledge between researchers, families and Tiwi people. [PDF 23 MB]
Yomei Jones, Charles Darwin University and the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, NT.Social and emotional well-being of children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood services. [PDF 964 KB]
Mark Lawrence, Jade Fraser, Samantha Smith, SNAICC, and Carmen Naivalu Australian Psychological Society, VIC.
|9. Child protection: partnerships with parents and professionals.
The Lakidjeka Aboriginal Child Specialist Advice Support Service (ACSASS) – working in partnership and providing cultural advice to child protection. [PDF 596 KB]
The main presenters will be workers from the Lakidjeka ACSASS program. Suzanne Cleary, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), VIC.Tyerrtye arntarnte-areme : caring for people. [PDF 112KB]
Caroline Lovell and Sonya Lemson, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, NT.
|10.Healing – cultural resources.
Yarning Up on Trauma – healing ourselves – healing our children and families – healing our communities – a guide written for Aboriginal people. [PDF 812 KB]
Shaun Coade and Sandie de Wolf, Berry Street Victoria, VIC.
|11. Rights – awareness, compliance and reporting.
Child rights reporting – Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. [PDF 72 KB] and Power Point [PPT 1.2 MB]
James McDougall, National Children’s and Youth Law Centre NSW and Lyndon Ormond Parker, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne, VIC.
|12. Child and family health – maternal and infant best outcomes.
Koori Maternity Services in Victoria: Showcasing the growth and journey of 10 years of the Koori Maternity Services. [PDF 4.5 KB]
Simone Andy, Victorian Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisation, VIC.From America into our Homes – A new program to support young Aboriginal Mums and their children. [PDF 452 KB]
Leshay Maidment, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Alukura, NT.
|3.30pm to 5pm – Sessions 13 to 18|
|13. Child and family health – through nutrition.
Kukumbat gudwan daga – really cooking good food. [PDF 716 KB]
Alison Lorraine and Gloria Dalywater, The Fred Hollows Foundation, NT.Strong and healthy – Red Cross and community partnerships. [PDF 384 KB]
Gina Smith, Carmel Murtagh-Ralph, Australian Red Cross, Alice Springs, NT.Nutrition and Alice Springs town camps.
Mel Kean, Tangentyere Council, NT.
|14. Early childhood – co-location, collaboration and service integration.
Co-location and integration of Koorie early childhood services. [PDF 2.3 MB]
Geraldine Atkinson, VAEAI (Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated), VIC.The Little Yarns Project.
Ruth Davies, Emma Beckett, Gwendalyn Webb, Awabakal Early Childhood Services and Firstchance Inc., NSW.
|15. Child protection – safely connected to kin and culture.
Recognised Entity – a holistic approach: A case study on how the Recognised Entity works to ensure children remain connected to kin and culture.
Shannon Keating and Sue Curtis, Wuchopperen Health Service, QLD.All Children Being Safe.
Angela Walsh, NAPCAN, NSW.
|16. Healing – through Elders’ expertise and cultural knowledge.
Human rights and cultural rights.
The presenters are Arrernte Elders co-presentingwith young Arrernte women and men who are
young leaders, Akeyulerre Incorporated, NT.
|17. Remote – early childhood work in remote communities.
Jarnku warra warra kanjaku manu yulkanjaku – Kids to take care of each other; to love each other.
Teresa Hutchins and Early childhood workers from each of the four Warlpiri Communities in the Central Desert region, World Vision Australia, NT.
|18. Policy – social change and reconciliation.
Premier of the documentary film 3rd World Canada through a participatory workshop.
Contact sheet [PDF 1 MB] and Information brochure [PDF 1.9 MB]
Andrée Cazabon, Dr Cindy Blackstock, Canada.