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Day 2 – Wednesday 28 July
|9am to 10.30 – Plenary|
|Children’s singing performance: Margaret James, Yipirinya School Alice Springs|
|Keynote Address: Prof. Dorothy Scott – Reflections on Aboriginal children and child protection: Lessons learned both personal and professional.|
|Keynote Address: Dr Joseph Sparling USA – Early Childhood Education – resources and new strategies.|
|11.am to 12.30pm – Sessions 19 to 24|
|19. Out of home care: culturally appropriate.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in care – supporting the family – supporting the child.
Royden Fagan, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), QLD. [PDF 120 KB]Aboriginal Case Management in out of home care.
Christine Laurie and Casey Walpole, KARI Aboriginal Resources Incorporated, NSW.
|20. Early childhood – frameworks for service development.
A reflective journey in creative cultural linking with early childhood and school age care environments. [PDF 5.1 MB]
Janice Rocca and Kylee Wyatt, Inclusion Support Agency Brisbane, QLD.Strengthening all communities for children: understanding and using Australian Early Development Index results. [PDF 1.2 MB]
Professor Sven Silburn, Anne Hanning, Bonnie Moss from Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT.
|21. Child protection – changes in the NT?
What is working, why it is working and what can be changed to benefit Aboriginal children and families in contact with the NT child protection system.
panel of local and national speakers
|22. Healing – innovative holistic approaches.
Black Swans’ big day out.
Jennifer McClay, Anne Humbert, Chris May, Cultural Healing Program, and Jo Stewart, Family Planning, QLD.Koori Kids and sea country. [PDF ]
Natalie Davey, Pelican Expeditions, VIC.
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists: From little things big things grow. [PDF 5.6 MB]
|23. Policy and resources – self determined and culturally responsive.
Establishing quality culturally responsive developmental educational and care services which are solely focused on the very best outcomes for all Aboriginal children both now and for their future.
Veronica (Ronnie) Hunt, Penny Kelly, Children and Youth Services Northern Region Department of Education and Early Childhood Development VIC.Culture and self determination in Aboriginal child and family services. [PDF 780 KB]
Mary Roberts, Dept. Human Services Victoria Aboriginal Children & Families Unit and Joanne Badke, Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative, and Jason King, East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative. VIC.
Developing Cultural Resources. [PDF 304 KB]
|24. Remote work – child nutrition program.
Delivering health services, individual case management and advocacy services through the Women’s Council. [PDF 2.3 MB]
Gemma Gray, Liza Balmer and Denise Brady, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara Womens Council, NT. Breakfast: Bringing the Community Together.
Rosalind Beadle, and women from the communities, Warburton Community Incorporated, NT.
|Workshop D – Desert Weavers Workshop 2 by Tjanpi Weavers.|
|Workshop D – US Learning Games with at-risk children: can they work here?
Dr Joseph Sparling, USA.
|1:30 pm to 3.30pm Sessions 25 to 30|
|25. Discussion circle: healing – cultural resilience and promising healing practices. [PDF 1.4 MB]
Dr Melisah Feeney and Helen Bell-Bnads, Link – Up Qld. Shane Merritt, Elspeth MacDonald, Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma Loss and Grief Network, ANU, ACT.
|26. Early childhood – the many roles of stories.
Child Rearing Stories project – the learnings so far. [PDF 860 KB]
Jane Harrison, SNAICC, VIC.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Self Publishing Workshop.
Katharin Bartley, May Kabay, Ros Von Sendon, Lynette Jenkins, Indigenous Professional Support Unit (IPSU), QLD.
|27. Child protection – partnerships.
Building sustainable partnerships: Aboriginal community-controlled and generalist organisations learning together. [PDF 1.5MB]
Lauren Matthews and Carolyn Atkins, Victorian Council of Social Service, VIC.Building respectful partnerships. [PDF 128 KB]
Emma Bamblett, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), VIC.
|28. Remote: the role of bi-lingual language in culture.
Yirrkala School in Arnhem Land: language and culture for children. [PDF 1.4 MB]
Banbapuy Whitehead and team, Yirrkala School NT.
|29. Remote healing work: bush adventure therapy – the Santa Teresa horse program.
Chris Wallace, remote Health Services – Central Australian Aboriginal Congress; William McGregor, BushMob Inc; Charlie Hodgson, Aboriginal Male Health; Cedric Ross, Chris Ryder, Farren Gorey, Malcolm Hayes, Gibson John, Damien Ryder and Shannon Ryder, NT
|30. Working with families – supporting through challenges.
Remote Area Child Witness of Domestic Violence Counselling Service. [PDF 348 KB]
Desley Thompson, Crystal Ramic, Cape / Gulf Remote Area Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (RAATSICC) Advisory Association Inc. QLD.Supporting Parents in the Yarrabah Community through Parentline. [804 KB]
Charmaine Law and Carroll Benson, BoysTown – Parentline, QLD.
|Workshop F – Child and Family Early Childhood Services Panel [PDF 124 KB]
The implementation of the Children and Family Centres: What’s working and what’s not?
|3.30 pm to 5pm Sessions 31 to 36|
|31. Discussion circle: early childhood – let’s talk about quality child care.
Jan McFarlane, Rebecca Gewandt, National Childcare Accreditation Council, NSW. [PDF 5.3 MB]
|32. Out of home care – culturally appropriate assessment and needs.
Feeling safe – what recent research tells us about the most important needs of Aboriginal children in the care system. [PDF 2.1 KB]
Dr Howard Bath, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, NT.Towards a more culturally appropriate assessment process for Indigenous children in out of home care. [PDF 48 KB]
Terri Libesman, Law Faculty University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.
|33. Early childhood
‘Yarnin Circle talkin’ up your service’ NSW services sharing three elements of their services. [PDF 44 KB]
Judith McKay-Tempest, Indigenous Professional Support Unit, NSW and ACT, Lady Gowrie Child Centre and colleagues from Aboriginal children’s services: Shirley Wilson, llira MACS – Dubbo; Representative, Gudjahgahmiamia MACS – Wreck Bay, Roslynne Webb Noogaleek MACS, Mary Chatfield Oorunga Wandarrah MACS, Diane Fraser Towri MACS, Lavenus Ingram Yalbillinga Boori MACS, Karen Minter Yawarra LDC, Teresa Anderson Cabbage Tree Island Playgroup – Jali LALC, Terry Hawkins Koori Kindermana Aboriginal Playgroup and Preschool, Maxine McGrady Dandaloo Gaynil Aboriginal Playgroup and Preschool. NSW and the ACT.
Good stories that make spirits strong: Yia Marra. [PDF 116 KB]
Barbara Wingard and Wally Malbunka, Dulwich Centre, the Division of General Practice (NT) and the Western Aranda Health
Aboriginal Corporation (WAHAC) and co-led by community members/health workers from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) NT.
|35. Policy – government responses.
Child protection getting its act together for Aboriginal children in Western Australia. [PDF 356 KB]
Jenni Collard, Western Australian Department for Child Protection and Ross Councillor, Manager Consulting Services, WA.Towards a culturally secure service system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. [PDF 484 KB]
Dennella Detourbet, Jacqueline McCann, Northern Territory Families and Children, NT.
The process for the whole of government : evaluation of the Northern Territory Emergency Response – aka – ‘The Intervention’. [PDF 1.1 MB]
|36. Remote work – using traditional means to improve family outcomes.
Early Child Development and the Play and Learn Support Kit (PALS).
Leanna Haynes, Naomi Havens and Mandy Manggurra, Anglicare, NT.Lateral Violence [PDF 2.1 KB]
Richard Frankland, Koorreen Enterprises and Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), VIC.
|Workshop G –Through Young Black Eyes
Catriona Elek, SNAICC, VIC.