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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

National Framework: Resources

  • National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children Annual Report 2014-15 and 2015-16. DSS: here
  • National Framework for protecting Australia's children indicators. AIHW: here
  • Child protection Australia 2016-17. AIHW: here
  • National Framework Third Action Plan 2015-18. DSS: here
  • The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. DSS: here
  • National Framework Evaluation Report. ACIL Allen Consulting: here
  • Taking stock and moving ahead. Families Australia: here
  • General information about the National Framework: here

Research

  • Unique needs of rural & remote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Croakey: More
  • Position paper on the case for a respite service in the NDIS. Carers Australia: More
  • Random drug tests of parents of at-risk children begins in SA. ABC: More
  • Healthy Minds Program Trial to give Year 8 students skills to manage mental health. Health Minister: More
  • Promoting positive mental health in children, young people and their educators. Be You: More
  • Causes, signs and support actions for children who have experienced trauma. CELA: More
  • Finalists announced for the 2018 Young People’s Human Rights Medal. AHRC: More
  • Child wellbeing progress in New Zealand, putting children on the agenda. PHANZ: More
  • Supportive housing changes the lives of families in crisis. RWJF: More
  • Adolescent mental health fact sheet. WHO: More
  • National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing. Mayi Kuwayu: More
  • Submissions open for two upcoming Child Abuse & Neglect international journal special issues. More
  • Submissions to support the understanding and analysis of opportunities for change across the ACT child protection system close 7 Jan. ACT Govt: More
  • What helps young people with intellectual disability & support workers in their work together? RCYPD: More
  • Call for journal contributions to mark ACWA’s 60th Anniversary. More

More RESOURCES

  • Final stage of QLD child safety legislation reform amendments in place. CSYW: More
  • Apply for grant to deliver the Family Relationship Advice Line, closes 12 Dec. Aust Govt: More
  • Call for journal contributions to mark ACWA’s 60th Anniversary. More
  • The incredible reality for young carers. 7:30 report transcript and video. ABC: More
  • Insight TV episode on Children of Prisoners. SBS: More
  • Webinar recording & transcript, What is infant and child mental health and why is it important for all practitioners to think about it? CFCA: More

PUBLICATIONS


Australian Child Rights Taskforce (2018). The Children’s Report Australia’s NGO coalition report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Unicef Australia.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2018). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth
health and wellbeing 2018: in brief.
 Cat. no. IHW 198. Canberra: AIHW.

Douglas, B. & Stephens, L. (2018). We all pay the price: Our drug laws are tearing apart Australia’s social fabric, as well as harming drug users and their families. Australia 21.

Toivonen, C. & Backhouse, C. (2018). National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence. (ANROWS Insights 07/2018). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS

 

2018 CONFERENCES


Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – The Eighth Gathering (hosted by The Healing Foundation and the University of Sydney)
Our Knowledge, our wisdom, our promise – For our grandchildren’s grandchildren
Sydney: 26 to 29 November 2018. More


2018 Stop Domestic Violence Conference
Gold Coast: 3-4 December 2018.More


2019 Calendar of Indigenous Conferenceshere

Submit a paper for upcoming Indigenous Conferenceshere


 

2019 Conferences

No More Harm National Conference
Gold Coast: 25-26 March 2019. More


Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference 2019
Hosted by Child Australia
Perth: 29-30 March 2019. More


Child Aware Conference 2019
Hosted by Families Australia
Brisbane: 16-17 May 2019. 

Call for abstracts now open More


Ninth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
19–20 September 2019
University of California, Berkeley USA.
Call for abstracts now open. More

I am pleased to present the Cape York Partnership Family Empowerment Report for January–June 2018. This Report showcases the continuing hard work and successes of the many committed individuals and families that we work with across Cape York, as they seek to close the gap on Indigenous inequality and disadvantage and create a better future for the generations to come. We are honoured to share their stories with you.

Across the Cape York Welfare Reform (CYWR) communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge, 2,411 individuals have now signed up to one or more Opportunity Products; 2,137 (88%) are still current members. These partners across the CYWR communities have: learnt to budget and take charge of their family finances; saved over $3.1M for their children’s education; strengthened their parenting skills to provide their children with the essentials for a happy and healthy future in their homelands of Cape York and beyond, and much more.

A good education is key to ensuring our children have the requisite skills and tools to fulfil their potential and have the future they deserve. In this Report, we highlight how students of Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA), Djarragun College, Girl Academy and Cape York Leaders Program (CYLP) are supported to attend, learn and flourish. We pursue opportunities that enable our students to achieve great things. For example, the CYAAA school band recently showcased their musical abilities, talents and confidence by performing on stage in front of a large audience at the Big Talk One Fire Indigenous festival in Cairns.
In this report you will read about how Cape York Employment (CYE), Bama Services and Cape York Timber continue to support Indigenous employment and economic development, which is a key objective of CYWR. By the end of June, CYE had placed 598 jobseekers into employment with 137 (23%) having remained in their jobs for 26+ weeks.

Maintaining our strong cultures and languages is also critical. Pama Language Centre has had further great success in utilising the mediums of music, art and film as a means to engage First Nations people in their Ancestral Languages.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we and our partners progress on our empowerment journey. We look forward to sharing further progress as more of our partners achieve their individual goals.

Yours sincerely,
Fiona Jose
CEO, Cape York Partnership

To access the report click here

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Sector Workforce Strategy 2018-2023 is about to be released. The Strategy identifies priorities, objectives and actions designed to address the workforce needs of our sector, to enable staff to provide support to either, keep our children and families out of the statutory system or meet their needs while they are in it.

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The Strategy focuses on strategic workforce issues, many of which must be addressed at the state level.
An Implementation Plan accompanies the Strategy to support the development of local and/or regional actions, with a focus on understanding and addressing local and regional needs. QATSICPP staff will be offering support to services to complete local implementation plans.
The Strategy acknowledges the importance of achieving work-life balance for staff of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection organisations and provides a structured pathway towards further self-determination within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection sector.
The Workforce Strategy is a living document spanning five years, with annual reviews to enable incorporation of actions aligned to emerging priorities.

QATSICPP acknowledges members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Program – Strategic Implementation Group – Workforce Development Working Group who developed the Workforce Strategy.

An overview of the Workforce Strategy and Implementation Plan can be downloaded here.
For further information on the Workforce Strategy, contact Dion Tatow at QATSICPP – dion.tatow@qatsicpp.com.au

National Framework: Resources

  • (NEW!National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children Annual Report 2014-15 and 2015-16. DSS: here
  • (NEW!) National Framework for protecting Australia's children indicators. AIHW: here
  • (NEW!) Child protection Australia 2016-17. AIHW: here
  • National Framework Third Action Plan 2015-18. DSS: here
  • The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. DSS: here
  • National Framework Evaluation Report. ACIL Allen Consulting: here
  • Taking stock and moving ahead. Families Australia: here
  • General information about the National Framework: here

 

Research

  • UN review of Australia's record on women's rights issues 90 recommendations. The Conversation:More
  • Safeguarding children & young people portal provides invaluable research and resources. ACU:More
  • Children as citizens – social justice in the early years. CELA:More
  • Competition and contestability in the social sector - a conversation with Robert Fitzgerald AM. SVA:More
  • Human-centered design can create more effective social service programs. Child Trends:More
  • Self regulation expert says there's no such thing as a bad kid. ECA:More
  • Women of Influence 2018 - recognising young leaders. The Herald:More
  • Working with Aboriginal communities in the context of DFV. PeakCare:More
  • Examining the intersection between the child protection and youth justice systems in Australia. CFCA:More
  • #YouCanTalk unites national agencies in the prevention of suicide. Life In Mind:More
  • Podcast, Child Abuse: Communication is key. NICE Talks:More
  • Free online training for frontline workers of DFV clients experiencing tech facilitated abuse. eSafety:More
  • New Childcare Package clarification – treatment of absences for transitioning enrolments. DET:More
  • Using CEBC as a tool for teaching evidence-based practice. T&F online:More

 

More RESOURCES

  • 2018 National Child Protection Week downloadable posters. NAPCAN:More
  • Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme information sheets. CCYP:More
  • 'This My Mob' app: a virtual place for Indigenous Australians to connect. NITV:More
  • 30 sec film initiated by the Logan Community to End Domestic and Family Violence. YFS Logan:More
  • National Risk Assessment Principles for DFV: quick reference guide for practitioners. ANROWS:More
  • Three essential resources to help you work collaboratively. The Health Foundation:More

PUBLICATIONS

For Kids Sake (2018). Childhood Matters: Towards an evidence-based approach to addressing risks, harm & trauma to children from family separation and family violence. For Kids Sake.

Modecki, K., Uink, B. & Barber, B. (2018). Antisocial behaviour during the teenage years: Understanding developmental risks. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 556. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. 

Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia (2018). Interim report: Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Commonwealth of Australia.

Taylor-Collins, E. (2018). Evidence for good: How charities use evidence to boost their influence and impact. Alliance for Useful Evidence.

Toivonen, C. & Backhouse, C. (2018). National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence. (ANROWS Insights 07/2018). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS

 

CONFERENCES


 ISPCAN XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Prague, Czech Republic. 2-5 September 2018.
Registrations now open.More


Child abuse: Why wait until it’s too late?
National Child Abuse Prevention Forum 2018
Canberra: 3 September 2018. ARACY:
More


2018 Early Childhood Conference
Be the Difference for Children and Families
Sydney: 19-22 September 2018.
More


Multicultural LGBTIQ Conference:Living & Loving in Diversity
Melbourne: 21-23 September 2018.
More


ACE-Aware Scotland
Adverse Childhood Experiences Conference
Glasgow: 25-26 September 2018.
More


The 39th Australian Family Therapy Conference
Family Therapy: Building Community and Networks

Sydney: 11-12 October 2018.
More


Little People, Big Dreams: 2018 Northern Territory Children’s Learning and Development Conference
Darwin: 13 October 2018.
Child Australia:
More


Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium 2018
Past. Present. Future. The Remote Possibilities!
Hobart. 15-17 October 2018.
More


Women in Leadership Summit: Be inspiring, become empowered
Sydney: 15-18 October 2018
Includes pre-event training day and post-event workshop.More


Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018
Evidence, synthesis and implementation: creating impact for stronger communities around the world
Melbourne: 22-24 October 2018.Earlybird registration closes 26 August. More


Eurochild Conference 2018
Building a better Europe with children: All aboard! 
Opatija, Croatia: 29-31 October 2018.
More


12th International Signs of Safety Gathering
Dublin, Ireland: 6-8 November 2018
.More


Youth Health Conference
Owning Future Change
Surfers Paradise: 7-9 November 2018.
More


6th National Brain Injury Conference
Brisbane: 13-14 November 2018.
Call for papers closes 24 August.More


FRSA National Conference
Be the change: Leaving no one behind
Cairns: 20 Nov – 23 November 2018.
More
Early bird registration closes 30 September.


Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – The Eighth Gathering (hosted by The Healing Foundation and the University of Sydney)
Our Knowledge, our wisdom, our promise – For our grandchildren’s grandchildren
Sydney: 26 to 29 November 2018. More


2018 Stop Domestic Violence Conference
Gold Coast: 3-4 December 2018.
Call for abstracts closes 24 August.More


2018 Calendar of Indigenous Conferenceshere

Submit a paper for upcoming Indigenous Conferenceshere


2019 Conferences

No More Harm National Conference
Gold Coast: 25-26 March 2019.
More


Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference 2019
Hosted by Child Australia
Perth: 29-30 March 2019. 
More


Ninth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
19–20 September 2019
University of California, Berkeley USA.
Call for abstracts now open.More

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.