Families Australia, supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, invites you to the 4th annual Child Aware Approaches Conference (CAA 2016), at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 23 – 24 May 2016.

The two day conference aims to advance the goals of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009 – 2020, the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022 and advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

CAA 2016 will bring together a broad range of practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers representing diverse child and family services and communities.

The conference program will contribute to strengthening our knowledge and capacities to better support children, their families and local communities to value, protect and promote child wellbeing. The conversation will inspire and encourage participants to broaden their professional networks, access new resources and hear from researchers. Delegates should expect to develop a deeper understanding of the approaches needed to promote the importance of working together to prevent harm to children through the activation of thoughtful and innovative policy and practice. International contributions are strongly encouraged.

The conference provides an opportunity to advance thinking, showcase promising and innovative practice, encourage policy discourse and analysis and help to chart directions in three key areas:

1. Advancing children’s development and wellbeing in the first 1000 days.

2. Supporting young people in out-of-home care to flourish in adulthood.

3. Building child safe organisations and environments.

Please join us for this informative and practical event where networking and sharing of best practice will provide delegates with an opportunity to be connected and inspired. With a Monday/Tuesday program, you can easily arrive on the weekend before the conference to make the most of Brisbane’s sublime autumn weather.

Key Dates

Call for abstracts

Online Registration
Now Open!

Conference dates
23 – 24 May 2016


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