Conference Program –

The Conference registrations will open from Thursday 21 September – from 4 pm and Conference Cocktail Party from 6 pm to 9 pm (free event for Attendess ) at Wrest Point Casino. Details will be provided in Program.

Friday 22 September – The Conference will officially open at 9.00 am by the Honourable Roger Haensch MP, Minister for Education, Children and Youth. Followed by Anne Hollonds commenced National Children’s Commissioner at 9.30am. Rosalie Martin will MC the National Conference.

Presentations will commence after morning tea with 4 different presentation streams throughout the day unless a keynote speaker is presenting. These presentations will continue to 5 pm with high calibre presentations and will include presentations from the E-Safety Commission, Madeleine West, and our own Tasmanian Commissioner for Children and Young People. The program on Friday will hear presentations from Chris Smith, Life Without Barriers, Key Assets, Berry Street, Oz Child, Foster Carers Association Victoria, Dr Julian Watchorn just to name a few.

Saturday program includes optional Yoga at 8am (in the Board Walk Room – Wrest Point Casino)

Saturday 23 September Schedule

Presentations will commence at 9am with 4 different presentation streams again throughout the morning followed by a keynote speaker at 2pm.

Mental Health: Drug Education Network; Trauma TBRI Model of Care – Dr Julian Watchorn and Lionel Waters; Wellbeing – Pyjama Foundation – CEO; Grief Toolkit – Key Assets WA; Rosalie Martin – Circle of Security; Pathways to cultural connection;  Leoni Lippett and colleagues from Life Without Barriers; Wellbeing – ; Vaping -; Natalie Pryor – Foster Carer; Caring with Carers presentation; Key Assets – Cyber Safety NSW; Kennerley Children’s Home; Mental Health: Debriefing support for Carers. Kathryn Eberly and Lainie Terbogt – Caring with Carers; Mental Health/Trauma : Mercy Communities Foster Families Initiative: Towards a Whole of Family Approach to Foster Care (QLD).

1.00pm Buffet Lunch provided

2pm to 2.50pm – Keynote Close – Emerging minds

2.50pm to 3pm Conference Close – by MC – Rosalie Martin

Gala Dinner at Wrest Point at 6 pm

We are currently waiting for the Conference Planners to provide us with the published Conference Brochure for this event. Apologies for the delay. In the meantime, the following information above may assist you all in planning flights, transport, accommodation etc.