November 28, 2023

Did you miss out on one of our forums this year, or want to watch them again? We’ve put them all in one place for you to enjoy!

MarchWhat makes life good? Measuring what matters to care leavers’ well-being
Dr Claire Baker, UK (the Bright Spots programme)
MarchThe Menu of Evidence for Children and Family Services
Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

MayFamily Preservation & Reunification reforms – VACCA’s approach to embedding cultural practice and outcomes in CSnet
Chie Bourke and Celleste Regan (VACCA)
Mandy Doon (CSnet)

JuneA collaborative approach to strengthening family relationships in the City of Yarra
Sandra Opoku and Naomi Gilbert (Relationships Australia Victoria)
Bella Laidlaw (Yarra City Council)

Ready, Set, Prep! and School Ties: Schools, services and community working together to support early childhood development and wellbeing in norther Merri-bek
Kat Thorne and Annabel Barbara (MerriHealth)
JulyOPEN Seminar: Amplifying the voices and rights of our children – Panel Discussion 
Deb Tsorbaris – Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare)
Liana Buchanan – The Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People;
Kathryn Joy – The University of Melbourne
Anna Gibson – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA);
Elicia Savvas – Victoria Legal Aid.

“From Interviews to Impact: Strengthening Support for Children Who Lost a Parent Due to Domestic Homicide“.

Kathryn Joy and Professor Eva Alisic (the University of Melbourne)
“Making Rights Real: Children’s Rights in Policy and Practice,”
Howard Choo


DecOPEN Forum: Innovations in Out of Home Care – Enhancing decision-making and supporting informal relationships for better outcomes for care-experienced young people
Lottie Harris (ACU) and Jacinta Waugh (Monash University)

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