june, 2015

18jun - 19jun 189:00 amjun 19Child Aware Approaches Conference9:00 am - 5:00 pm (19) Melbourne Exhibition Centre


Event Details

Families Australia and the Australian Government Department of Social Services invite you to the 3rd annual Child Aware Approaches Conference (CAA 2015) in Melbourne, 18-19 May 2015. The focus of the conference will be Innovations in early intervention, community collaboration and partnership beyond the child & family welfare sector.

In 2015, the Child Aware Approaches Conference will explore innovative ways to respond early to the needs of children and families, and identify ways for diverse organisations, professions and communities to work more closely together to promote child safety and wellbeing. The conference will help to highlight the importance of working together to prevent harm to children.

It is vital to developing effective policy and practice for the future that we thoroughly explore the ways in which a diversity of sectors such as education, sports, the arts and culture, as well as adult-focused services in housing, corrections, disability, family violence and mental health can, and must, contribute to advancing the goals of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009-2020).

CAA 2015 will bring together a broad range of practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers interested in developing new strategies and forging new links to develop a deeper understanding of the approaches needed to make the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children a shared community responsibility.

The conference will provide a unique forum in which to advance thinking and innovative practice in five key thematic areas:

  • Building stronger partnerships across sectors
  • Strengthening families across the life course, including restoration of relationships
  • Detection and prevention strategies to prevent harm to children
  • Working with community leaders to improve outcomes for Indigenous children
  • Working within diverse communities to promote child aware approaches


18 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 19 (Friday) 5:00 pm


Families Australia