International Recognition for QATSICPP Resources and Practice
QATSICPP will be representing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection sector at the 4th International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference in Alta, Norway from 11-16 June 2017. QATSICPP Operations Manager, Nadia Currie and Senior Practice Leader, Candice Butler have been successful in obtaining positions at the conference to present.
Nadia will be presenting ‘Redefining Aboriginal Community Control and shifting the power back into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and children’, which will discuss and provide the findings and the proposed definition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Control. This definition and proposed standards are based on the consultations that took place in 2016.
Candice will present ‘Working towards better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families through building a strong, sustainable and capable sector’. This presentation will highlight the QATSICPP Resources that assist frontline practitioners in Queensland. Further to this, conversation of storylines will be discussed during the presentation.
Additionally, both Nadia and Candice will be jointly presenting on the following, ‘Knowledge Circles: Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through giving voice and real participation’. Knowledge Circles have bene successful for QATSICPP in identifying the needs of a community in relation to what they want and hope for in relation to child protection as well as for the work in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Reform Project which aims to assist in addressing the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families in the child protection system.
Both Nadia and Candice are excited about this level of representation and hope to provide a strong voice for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection sector.