26-27 Sep 2023
Gadigal Land, Sydney & Online

Improving Outcomes for Children Experiencing Vulnerability & Risk

Enabling targeted early intervention to improve child health & well-being outcomes
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Supporting children experiencing vulnerability to thrive.

Join senior leaders and practitioners from across Australia working in child protection, safety and wellbeing, where you will have the opportunity to discuss best-practice and evidence-based approaches to improve outcomes for children experiencing vulnerability.

The conference will showcase how all Australians can work together to achieve the best outcomes for vulnerable children and those experiencing disadvantage.

Speakers

Key benefits

Who will attend

This summit is targeted at people working in child safety and protection as well as domestic and family violence practitioners, out of home care practitioners, early education and education providers. It will be useful for other direct care workers supporting children, and anyone working directly with young people and their parents or caregivers.

Leaders and Practitioners, with roles and responsibilities for:

  • Chief Executive/Chief Operating
  • Director/General Manager
  • Area Manager/Regional manager
  • Client Services
  • Team Leader/Manager/Casework
  • Child Protection
  • Child/Youth Policy
  • Out of Home Care / Permanency
  • Child Health & Wellbeing
  • Child Safety
  • Principal
  • Therapeutic & Support Services
  • Practice Design
  • Intervention Services
  • Reunification & Family Preservation

Agenda

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Workshops
28 September 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Identify & respond to cumulative harm in an evidence-based way & improve intervention support responses

Workshop overview

Cumulative harm refers to the effects of multiple adverse or harmful circumstances and events in a child’s life. However, children experiencing multiple and ongoing low-severity adverse events are more likely to be overlooked as, in Australia, we tend to think about and report concerns for children in terms of individual events.

Practitioners need to be alert to the possibility of cumulative harm in all vulnerable families with whom they interact. However, many child welfare and other practitioners engaging and supporting children and their families lack clarity around which responses are effective for children experiencing cumulative harm.

Assessments and interventions need to look at answering these two questions, ‘Is this child safe?’ and ‘How is this child developing within their broader environment or system?’

This interactive workshop will provide an overarching assessment tool for working with children and families to enable more effective and efficient identification of cumulative harm and more intuitive wrap-around responses to the interventions for that child.

India and Simone will use case study examples and also invite participants to explore their own cases using the tool provided. All participants will receive a copy of the tool to take away.

 

What You Will Takeaway:

  • Understand, identify and report on cumulative harm
  • Understand the impact of cumulative harm from a practice perspective
  • Tailor interventions to suit children and their families
  • Move from an episodic to a holistic approach to healing and recovery
  • Apply an evidence-based tool to map cumulative harm across family systems
  • Support reunification and preservation within families
  • Use a validated assessment process that is not predictive but rather maps the narrative of cumulative harm for a child and provides a score or rate of that harm to inform your practice and decision-making process
Dr India Bryce & Dr Simone Collier

Dr India Bryce & Dr Simone Collier

Logistics
26-27 September 2023
09:00 am - 04:50 pm

Venue

Sydney | Gadigal Land
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
90 William Street
Sydney NSW 2011

Online 
Learn from anywhere with our interactive online technology.

Pricing

Early bird savings until 8 September

$1,999

+GST

Early bird pricing

Save $100


Workshops

  • In-person workshops $499 +GST

Book a conference ticket & multiple workshops to save an additional $100

Standard rates after early bird

$2,099

+GST

Early bird savings until 8 September

$2,499

+GST

Early bird pricing

Save $100


Workshops

  • In-person Workshop $499 +GST

Book a conference ticket & multiple workshops to save an additional $100

Standard rates after early bird

$2,599

+GST

Early bird savings until 8 September

$1,599

+GST

Early bird pricing

Save $100


 

Standard rates after early bird

$1,699

+GST

Early bird savings until 8 September

$1,999

+GST

Early bird pricing

Save $100


 

Standard rates after early bird

$2,199

+GST

Groups of 5-8  save 10%

Groups of 9-11 save 15%

Groups of 12+ save 20%

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