The Australian Institute of Family Studies and Emerging Minds hosted a webinar with three Aboriginal presenters who spoke about online and digital methods to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The webinar addressed barriers to accessing health services, culturally safe digital approaches, and provided insights on best practices.
Online workshop: Exploring cultural connection: supporting First Nations children and young people in out-of-home care
The Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care offers an online workshop for carers and workers, exploring cultural needs of Indigenous children in care and promoting cultural connection as a human right.
The last OPEN Forum of 2022 centred around innovations in out-of-home care, aiming to enhance the well-being of children and young people entering the care system, residing in residential care, or engaged with allied support services. Presentations featured topics such as The Care Hub, an innovative model of collaborative practice by Anglicare Victoria, the Improving Care Initiative by DFFH, and Empathy & Action: Learning from care leavers by The Centre.
OPEN Forum: The Menu of Evidence for Children and Family Services
The online forum on March 28, presented by OPEN and the Evidence Strategy team, provided service practitioners with a walkthrough of the Menu of Evidence. It showcased an online repository of evidence-based practices and programs in Child and Family Services, offering valuable insights for service design, practice, and policies. The presentation also emphasised OPEN's role in supporting sector capability in evaluation and research to build local evidence.
OPEN Forum: What makes life good? Measuring what matters to care leavers’ well-being
Dr. Claire Baker's presentation on the Bright Spots program and surveys for children in care at the OPEN forum on March 23 provided valuable insights for service practitioners. The session offered practical knowledge and research findings that can inform their work in supporting young people in and leaving care.
This webinar examined the role of evaluation questions in framing outcomes measurement, data collection methods, analysis, synthesis, rubrics as well as how to report on outcomes using dashboards. The slides for this webinar have been uploaded as an additional resource.
OPEN Webinar Series – How to Evaluate Outcomes (Slides)
This webinar examined the role of evaluation questions in framing outcomes measurement, data collection methods, analysis, synthesis, rubrics as well as how to report on outcomes using dashboards. The slides for this webinar are also available as a separate resource.
This webinar explored how we measure outcomes providing tips on how to select indicators and targets and how to identify different methods to collect data. The slides for this webinar have been uploaded as an additional resource.
OPEN Webinar Series – How to Measure Outcomes (Slides)
The final webinar for this series discussed the role of evaluative thinking – what happened, so what, now what – in learning and reflection and how to reflect on and apply learning through workshops, feedback loops and sprints. The slides for this webinar have been uploaded as an additional resource.
OPEN Webinar Series – Reflecting and Learning from Evaluation Findings (Slides)
The final webinar for this series discussed the role of evaluative thinking – what happened, so what, now what – in learning and reflection and how to reflect on and apply learning through workshops, feedback loops and sprints.
Parenting Orders: Research on compliance and enforcement and insights from practice
This Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) webinar presents AIFS researchers, Relationship Australia, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia representatives to discuss the findings of the ANROWS study into 'Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders: Final Report.
Seminar: The impact of telehealth during COVID-19 and beyond
This online seminar from the Centre for Evaluation and Research Evidence (CERE) and DHHS looks at the impact of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. This seminar features multiple presentations, covering the topics of performing rapid evaluations of telehealth, telehealth for Indigenous health and rural healthcare delivery and how to embed telehealth in the healthcare system.
This Tri-Peaks Project webinar, presented by Mathew Wilson, the state-wide program manager of the Family Drug Treatment Court, focuses on 'Family Drug Treatment Court: Engaging with parents to support family reunification.'
In this seminar, Professor John Lynch and Dr Rhiannon Pilkington from the University of Adelaide discuss recent large-scale data projects in South Australia and Victoria that have informed child protection policy and practice.
Professor Lynch explains how big data and epidemiology can be used to inform government, non-government and community organisations to answer important policy questions.
VPS Evaluation Network Lunch and Learn Session: Lived experience/client voice in evaluation
This webinar from the Victorian Public Service Evaluation Network 'Lunch and Learn' series featured presentations from Helen Casey (Department of Justice and Community Safety) and Jacqueline Storey and Sharika Jeyakumar (Victoria Legal Aid) speaking about the importance of lived experience and client voice in their evaluation practice, with a focus on family violence as a case study for their reflections. Click the external link to view a video recording of this session, or use the download link to access the presentation slides.
Webinar: Preparing young people to leave care during COVID-19
This webinar from Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) explored the potential impact of COVID-19 on young care leavers, and strategies to strengthen their social and emotional wellbeing. It reflected on past CFCA presentations and current responses in considering what may help support young care leavers during this pandemic. Recognising the increased risks of social isolation and psychological stress, presenters discussed strategies to strengthen young people’s social capital and improve their social and emotional wellbeing.
Webinar: Using Indigenous research methodologies to end domestic and family violence
ANROWS is hosting a panel discussion featuring First Nations researchers in domestic and family violence. The webinar delves into the utilisation of Indigenous research methodologies to shape culturally appropriate policy and practice responses.