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Make it Count: Bi- Annual Children's Conference 2017
Thu. 23 March 2017, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm AEDT
A training conference for frontline workers in the newly amalgamated Bankstown Canterbury local government area that is held biannually. The topic for this conference is "Make it Count! Improving Life Outcomes for Children in the Canterbury Bankstown LGA."
It will be held at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, Community Room 1 on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 9am to 4pm with a mix of high quality speakers and a workshop. Morning tea and lunch will be provided as well.
1. Keynote Speaker: Anne Hampshire- The Smith Family, Head of Research and Advocacy will discuss her research findings "Improving the educational outcomes of disadvantaged young Australians, The Learning for Life Program"
2. Biljana Milosevic- Social Worker, Director of Jannawi Family Centre. She will guide workers in enhancing their ability to support and talk to children of all ages and ensure their safety as the reality is that intervention is limited to talking to parents which may be caused by worker's anxiety.
3. Sanja Stefanovic- Direct Services Child and Adolescent Counsellor/Project Officer STARTTS. She will be presenting on how to work with Children from Refugee backgrounds and Their Families
4. Julie Bertram and Renee Chalmers- Aboriginal Playgroup Early Childhood Facilitators- BCRG. They will both present on how to work with children from the ATSI Community in the context of playgroups.
Caryn Walsh- International Key Note Speaker, Leadership and Team Development Consultant, Pure Magic International Business Solutions Pty Ltd.
"Magical Marriage or Difficult Divorce- Understanding the relationship between stress and resilience in the community sector." She will utilise a practical speech/workshop format to explore the nature of modern day stress and how it relates to resilience in a humorous and insightful way as a means of assisting workers in performing their roles well against rising demands and changes in the sector.
This event is open to community, health and education sector workers. The conference aims to
1. Engage children's voices
2. Practicing evidence based informed practice
3. Enhancing the skills of frontline workers to work with CALD and ATSI communities.
4. Understanding industry burnout and how to cope
For Further Enquiries: Please Contact either Kathy Theofilopoulou or Paco Leung from BCRG on 9796 1561