Join us for #THRIVE2021 Virtual National Permanency Conference as we bring together speakers and delegates from Australia and abroad and keeping a spotlight shining on permanency and issues affecting young people in care so that they can thrive in their childhoods and into their futures.
Every aspect of our National Permanency Conference will focus on the eight recommendations made to government as a result of #THRIVE2020
World renowned experts in trauma are joining our line-up of national presenters, plus we will hear updates from politicians and government on progress; and provide interactive opportunities for delegates to provide ideas and feedback on changes needed in each state and territory and Australia-wide.
If you want to see the lives of 46,000 children and young people in care in Australia improve, then you do not want to miss a seat at the table for this important national conversation.
Our #THRIVE2021 program is still being finalised, but if you would like to express interest in speaking opportunities, please email us.
Don’t miss out! Purchase your ticket today.
Since 2017, Adopt Change has been keeping permanency for 46,000 children and young people in Australian statutory care on the national agenda, inviting Community Services Ministers and government representatives to provide updates on their plans and progress.
- Unifying national child welfare and permanency
- Accessibility and timeliness of permanency for children in care
- Integrating the voice of children and young people in decisions
- Trauma-informed, therapeutic services for all children in care
- Nationally supporting carers of children
- Preparing for thriving care leavers
- Data and information sharing between services and departments
- Leading child welfare within communities.
Speakers and Hosts
Author of best-selling book What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing
Podcaster at Born in June, Raised in April and Creator of Foster Care Mentoring Program, Adoptment
Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians, Member for Barton
Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Minister for Health, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing, Minister for Disabilities, Sport and Multicultural Affairs
Branch Manager of Children’s Policy – Australian Government Department of Social Services
Executive Director Clinical Practice and Professional Services Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities
Caretaker (Executive Director) Specialist Child Protection Unit at Department of Communities
Deputy Secretary, Strategy, Policy and Commissioning at Department of Communities and Justice
Permanency Support Program Implementation Manager, Department of Communities and Justice
Director, Children, Families, Communities and Disability - Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Manager Practice Advancement & Implementation - MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ StrIDE Team | Life Without Barriers
CEO at Professional Individualised Care, 2019 NSW Young Australian of the Year, Social Entrepreneur