Dialog Box

Conference Program 2018
8:30am

Registration
8:55am

Introduction

Helen Baker | MC and Adopt Change Board Member

Welcome to Country

Aunty Kerry Charlton

CEO’s Welcome

Renee Carter | Adopt Change

9:10am

Ministerial Address

The Hon Di Farmer MP, QLD

9:25am

Lived Experience: The importance of permanency and stability in Out-of-Home-Care

Aedan Brittain | Create Consultant

9:40am

The application of the Permanency Continuum in NSW

The Hon Pru Goward MP, NSW

Federal, States & Territories Panel – National Commitment to Permanency – Plans & Progress

Hear about progress made since the commitment to permanency in November 2016.

11:10am

Morning Tea
12:40pm

International Keynote:
Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

Dr David Cross | Karyn Purvis Institute
Ursula Elisara | Immerse NZ

1:00pm

Lunch
2:00pm

Stream 1
The Reunification of Children from Out-of-Home-Care with their Families: What Insights can be Gained from the Current Evidence Base?

Dr Rosie Teague | Queensland Family & Child Commission

Stream 2
Facilitating Family Visits for Children in Out-of-Home-Care

Deborah Whittington | Continuum Consulting

Stream 3
What Makes Contact Work for Children, Carers and Birth Parents? Findings from the Family Connections and Contact Study.

Amy Conley Wright | Institute of Open Adoption Studies

2:45pm

Stream 1
Lived Experience

2 adopted young people

Stream 3
Foster Parent “How much do you love me?”

Jean Spencer | Foster Parent

3:00pm

Afternoon tea
3:25pm

Panel 

Facilitated by Helen Baker

What should Post-permanency Supports Include?

Trevor Jordan | Jigsaw QLD;
Damon Martin | ISSA;
Brenda Carmen | PCA Families VIC;
Lisa Dibb | QAK

4:15pm

YINGA, Nugel and Cultural Planning

Sue-Anne Hunter | Victorian Aboriginal Childcare Agency

4:55m

Closing Words

Helen Baker | MC and Adopt Change Board Member

5:00pm

Day 1 Concludes
5:30pm

Evening Cocktail Function
8:30am

Registration
8:50am

Welcome

Helen Baker | MC and Adopt Change Board Member

8:55am

Ministerial Address

The Hon Michelle Landry MP

9:10am

International Keynote:
How should Society Address the Plight of Children Growing Up in Statutory Out-of-Home-Care?

Michael Tarren-Sweeney PhD | Professor of Child and Family Psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

10:10am

Intelligence Led Child Protection

Mark Nixon | EY

10:45am

Q & A

Hon Zed Seselja | Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance

11:00am

Morning Tea
11:25am

‘I’m not his mother, I’m ...’ Foster Carer Identity and Perception of their Role: Does It Impact on Permanency Outcomes for Children in Out-of-Home-Care?

Leith Harding and Dr Ron Frey | QUT

12:15pm

Let’s Talk about It Yarn Session

Facilitated Q&A

12:45pm

Lunch
1:40pm

Stream 1
Trauma informed supports for schools (Workshop)

Dr Stacy Blythe | Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University

Stream 2 
Belonging in Two Families

Dr Karleen Gribble | University of Western Sydney and Adopt Change Research

Stream 3 
The Australian Experience of Using Open Adoption to Achieve Permanency for Children Who can never Return Home: 26 Year Study

Dr Sue Tregeagle | Barnardos

2:25pm

Stream 2 
The Neuro Sequential Model of Therapeutics and Therapeutic Parenting – the Best of Both Worlds

Alison Dougan | Hope Consulting & Counselling

Stream 3 
Supporting the Move from Foster Care to Open Adoption: The Views of Foster Carers in NSW

Dr Betty Luu | Institute of Open Adoption Studies

3:10pm

Afternoon Tea
3:40pm

Supporting Children in the Care System Returning to Permanency

Justine Harris | National Clinical Advisor, OzChild
Estelle Paterson | Assistant Director of Services QLD, OzChild

4:20pm

Creative Recruitment of Carers

Wayne Denning and Rebecca Blinco | Carbon Creative

4:50pm

Closing words

Renee Carter | Adopt Change
Helen Baker | MC and Adopt Change Board Member

5:20pm

Conference Close

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