The Inaugural Out-of-Home Care Summit 2013

Jun 27, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013

Location 328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Australia
Cost 764.50 AUD
Details Summary:

Supporting children through improved policy and services, and achieving permanency for displaced children.


The Out-of-Home Care Summit 2013 will focus on the ways in which Australia can better support its displaced children and youth. The summit offers the occasion for Federal, State and local governments, service providers, research leaders and NGOs to discuss the solutions and initiatives that can help overcome current challenges in the out-of-home care system. It will examine the court system, aboriginal affairs, education, health, mental health and the improvement of transitions in and out of care.

You will be able to hear from a fantastic line-up of speakers including: Bernie Geary OAM, Principal Commissioner, Commission for Children and Young People Victoria Jacquie Reed, CEO, Create Foundation Professor Morag McArthur, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies ANU Dr. Philip Mendes, Associate Professor and Director, Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research Unit, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University And many more to be announced soon…

Topics that will be discussed include:
The demographics of displaced children and youth
Current and upcoming Federal legislation and standards
Policies across each of the States
Local solutions and partnering with service providers
Federal and State family courts
Education for out-of-home-care children
Health and mental health care Innovative approaches to family care
Family preservation and in-home services
Managing casework
Aboriginal and cultural competence
The transition into care
Long-term care and adoption
The transition out of care and to independence
Post out-of-home care International expertise and case studies


Two day conference: $ 220.00 AUD
Speaker Presentation Downloads: $ 764.50 AUD

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Venue Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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