parents, families and carers: our place in the human services, our agenda for change

NAtiONAL conference
Sydney  17-18 March 2008

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Program

Day One: Monday 17 March

8.30    Registration

9.30    Welcome - Jenny Shale, President, National Federation of Parents, Families and
          Carers

9.35    Introduction -  Vern Hughes, Secretary, National Federation of Parents, Families
          and Carers

9.50    Starting Points for a National Agenda for Change - Panel of five parents, families
           and carers

Bronwyn Thoroughgood
Isaac Smith
Aileen Ryan
Anita Siegersma
Mary Beijerinck-Gooley

10.15   Group discussion: Our agenda for change?

10.30   Keynote address (1) Jenny Shale  What we need to do         

11.00  Morning Tea

11.30  Starting Points for a National Agenda for Change - Concurrent sessions

          Stream One: Our National Agenda for Change - further discussion

Vern Hughes NFPFC

          Stream Two: Parenting and family support

Sally Brown Circles of Security in early childhood
           
Gwen Rayner
and Lisa Hingst Butterfly Wings Child Parent Program
     
      Trudy James  Playgroups on the Move

          Stream Three: System failure in the human services and alternative models - a
          family-centred child protection system

Erica McKinnon Family Inclusion Network WA
           
Patricia Kiely
Family Group Decision Making

          Stream Four: Caring for carers

Isaac Smith NSW Working Carers Gateways
Joan Hughes CEO Carers Australia
Naila Raiman Carers and chronic illness

           

1.00  Lunch

1.45    Keynote address (2)  Belinda Epstein-Frisch Models of family empowerment
  

2.15    Concurrent sessions     

          Stream Five: New Funding Models

          
Vern Hughes
           In Control UK

           Stream Six: New Support and Service Delivery Models

Bob Lester Families in Partnership
Patricia Berruti Australian Foundation for Disability
Melanie Greblo Families and hospice care

           Stream Seven: Families and Mental Illness

            Jenni Mazlin-Law
           
Margaret Cook
            Sandra Vidot

           Stream Eight: Social and Political Leadership for Families

Jenny Shale 
Aileen Ryan

3.15    Afternoon tea

3.45    Keynote (3) Suzette Gallagher OAM  Natural Neighbourhood Networks
         
          
4.15    Strategic Directions - Panel of four speakers

            Joan Foley
            Bob Lester
            Kelly Knick-Parish
            Richard Cabrita

5.00    Close

6.00    Drinks  Speaker: Jenny Shale - My Story
 

Day Two: Tuesday 18 March

9.00    Registration

9.30    Key Issues in the National Agenda for Change - Panel of four speakers
         
           Jessica Revill
           Rozanna Lilley
           Lynette Pearce
           Alan Murnane

10.15   Keynote address (4) Vern Hughes - Divisive Issues, Additional Issues: Finding
           a way forward, bringing everyone along:


           Control over money
           Facilities or individuals
           Child care
           Supported accommodation
           Education for every child
           Payments for families and carers

11.00   Morning Tea

11.30   Key Issues in the National Agenda for Change - Concurrent sessions

            Stream Six: New Support and Service Delivery Models

Amber Conwell and Lisa Matthews Communities for Children
            Anita Siegersma A Village Model for Children and Families
            Sue Dark Family Insight

            Stream Six: New Support and Service Delivery Models

Viviene Mangos Adelaide Autism project
Richard Cabrita  Jessie’s Voice

Jennifer Cooper Families and disability

Stream Nine: Refining our Agenda

Vern Hughes NFPFC

1.00  Lunch

1.45    The Federation - panel of speakers
                    
           Aileen Ryan
           Bronwyn Thoroughgood
           Jenny Shale


2.15    Our Agenda for Change - Concurrent sessions 

          Stream Ten:       Change in funding models
          Facilitator: Vern Hughes

          Stream Eleven:        Change towards genuine partnerships with families
         
Facilitator: Bronwyn Thoroughgood

          Stream Twelve:   Change in schools
         
Facilitator: Jenny Shale

          Stream Thirteen:  A strong national voice
         
Facilitator: Aileen Ryan

3.15    Afternoon tea

3.45    Our Agenda for Change - Feedback from sessions
          
4.15    Strategic Directions - Panel of four speakers

            Suzette Gallagher OAM
            Melanie Greblo
            Bronwyn Thoroughgood
            Jenni Mazlin-Law

4.45    Close

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