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UNDERSTANDING FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS

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Mantra Bell City

215 Bell Street

Preston

RSVP by Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 5pm, VIC 3072

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Understanding Forgotten Australians, Former Child migrants, Stolen Generations and People Affected by Past and Forced Adoptions

Up to 500,000 Australian-born children in the 20th Century, including some of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, were placed in “care” or became “state wards” for different reasons.

Past adoption practices included forced adoptions where a child’s mother or parents were compelled to relinquish a child for adoption.

Attending this forum, you will:

Hear lived experiences, develop an understanding of who are the Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Stolen Generations

Develop an understanding of past adoption practices and how they were enforced

Learn of relevant services and supports available

Presenters:

  • Department of Health
  • Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA)
  • Open place
  • Child Migrant Trust
  • National Stolen Generations Alliance
  • VANISH (Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self-Help


RSVP by Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 5pm.


FAQs

What can attend?

Places are limited to 2 people per agency, for service providers who deliver Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and/or HACC Program for younger people (HACC-PYP) services within Melbourne's North Metro Region. If you wish further staff to attend from the one agency please email me to be placed on waitlist.

Will it be catered?

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. Please fill out your dietary requirements on the registration form.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free. You may enter via Bell Street at the traffic lights or via Hotham street. Please enter through either boom gate by taking a car park ticket. Car Parking Exit Passes will be handed out at the Registration Desk when you register.

For further information contact Lisa Tribuzio, Diversity Advisor, North Metro Region, 0417 372 031

What happens if I register but I do not attend?

There will be a fee of $50 if you do not let the team know 48 hours in advance that you cannot attend for catering reasons.




Supported by Australian Government Department of Health

Although funding for this Understanding Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Stolen Generations and People Affected by Past and Forced Adoptions event has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

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Preston

RSVP by Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 5pm, VIC 3072

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