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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

QATSICPP Members' Conference 2019

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE 2019

Advocacy Master Class facilitated by Professor Cindy Blackstock - Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Professor Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitksan First Nation, and has 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights. Her promotion of culturally based and evidence informed solutions has been recognised by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, the Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Frontline Defenders and many others.

An author of over 50 publications and a widely sought after public speaker, Cindy has collaborated with other Indigenous leaders to assist the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in the development and adoption of a General Comment on the Rights of Indigenous children. Professor Blackstock facilitated a workshop titled “Mosquito Advocacy: Strategies for small groups facing change resistant environments”

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DAY 2 & 3: THURSDAY 27 JUNE & FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2019

QATSICPP Members' Conference

The Members’ Conference 2019 highlighted the skill and expertise of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Sector and its workforce. Important information, knowledge and best practice were showcased by Member Organisation presentations.

Presentations were aligned with QATSICPP’s Strategic Priorities:

SECTOR PRACTICE AND EXCELLENCE

Lesley Barney
Central Queensland Indigenous Development
“Achieving outcomes: Striving for best practice in Family Wellbeing case management”

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Trudy Tronc, Carol Miller, Shae Delacour & Sylvia Price
Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service
“Building a strength based support system for our families: Integration of Family Participation, Family Wellbeing and the broader service sector”

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Candice Butler & Tracey Smith
Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP)
“Applying the Child Placement Principle to develop a position statement on Aboriginal Kinship Care in Queensland”

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Raymond Brunker, Reno French & Trumaine Warcon
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane
“Building communities, not delivering services: A review of family’s perspective of their needs vs. the system”

 

VOICE AND REPRESENTATION

Kevin Walker, Alice Dooley & Ricardo Rimando
Kummara Association Inc.
“Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Family-Led Decision Making approach across the FPP and FWS”

Raymond Brunker
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane
“Designing the ATSICHS family participation program model: A journey in combining family perspectives and front-line staff views in creating the Family Participation Program”

Glenn Woods & Sidney Williams
Griffith University First Peoples Health Unit & QATSICPP
“Reflections on the development and delivery of the QATSICPP Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards Course between QATSICPP & Griffith University”

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Kevin Maund & Debbie Fletcher
Kurbingui Youth & Family Development
“Community Voices”

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CULTURAL LEADERSHIP

Jennifer Parsons & Colleen Wall
Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Primary Health Care Service
“Grandmothers’ Law Framework and Cultural Plans: Cultural education for Practitioners working directly with families”

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Audrey Deemal
Cape York Partnerships
“Self-determination and parenting behaviour: turning the trajectory of child protection around in one generation”

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David Yorkston & Saliman Bin Juda
Mura Kosker Sorority Inc.
“Mur Buai Wellbeing - Challenges we face”

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Trudy Tronc, Josh Leedie, Shae Delacour & Georgina Haynes
Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service & Palm Island Community Company in collaboration with Griffith University First Peoples Health Unit
“Industry responsive curriculum initiatives for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and families: Students perspectives”

PARTNERSHIPS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Darcy Cavanagh
REFOCUS
“Real and authentic cultural practice and early intervention”

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Stacey Douglas, Trumaine Warcon, Dylan Nelson, Marjorie Elsworthy, Angela Tyson, Raechel Towell and Greg Upkett
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Kurbingui Youth and Family Development Association Inc. & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane
“The HALT Collective: Cultural Collaboration”

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Charity Mudimu-Mtombo
Mudth-Niyleta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation
“Mudth-Niyleta’s Family Wellbeing Service: Achievements in the Sarina Indigenous Community”

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Rachel Atkinson
Palm Island Community Company
“Barriers to implementing the Child Placement Principles on Palm Island”

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  • 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.