We’re excited to announce that the National Permanency Conference is back online this year, bigger and better than ever.
This year the National #THRIVE2022 Conference will include two days on Permanency (25 and 26 October), with the addition of a day to focus on trauma-informed Education on 27 October.
We will hear from international and local experts, the sector and the community, including those with lived experience. We will receive updates from governments around the country on progress on their commitment to permanency and better outcomes for children with an experience in government care.
There will also be panel Q&A sessions and national roundtables allowing you the opportunity to participate in sector discussions and pave the way for future discourse on the subject.
Register for the event and join us online in connecting with national guests and leaders in child welfare and ensure that your voice is at the table!
National Permanency Conference
25th & 26th October | 9:15am - 4:00pm
Headline speakers Dr Tracy Westermann AM and Dr Jane Aronson
- National Commitment to Children and Young People #THRIVING – Launching #THRIVE2022
- Integrating the voice of children and young people in decisions
- Improving the timeliness of permanency
- Working together for better outcomes
- Nationally supporting families and carers
- Bringing the village together to support families
- Nurturing and supporting care leavers to #THRIVE
Trauma Informed Education Day
27th October | 9:15am - 4:00pm
Headline speakers Bruce D. Perry, MD. Phd and Dr Gabor Maté
- The importance of a trauma informed inclusive environment for all children in care in schools
- An inclusive and trauma informed education for all children in care
- The future of education: a trauma-informed approach
If you would like to express your interest in speaking opportunities, please email us.
Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD
Author of best-selling book What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing
Dr Gabor Maté
Best-selling Author and renowned Addiction, Trauma and Childhood Development Expert
Dr Tracy Westerman AM
Psychologist and critical thought leader in Aboriginal mental health, suicide prevention and cultural competency
Branch Manager of Children’s Policy – Australian Government Department of Social Services
Matthew Bach MP
Victorian Shadow Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Child Protection and Youth Justice, and Youth Affairs
The Hon. Rachel Stephen-Smith (ACT)
Minister for Health, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
The Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA (WA)
Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
The Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC
NSW Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services
Luke Twyford (QLD)
Queensland Family and Child Commission Chief Executive and Principal Commissioner
R/Leader Student Health and Safety Student Health and Mental Wellbeing | NSW Department of Education
Dr Susan Collings
Senior Research | Research Centre for Children and Families, University of Sydney
Manager Practice Advancement & Implementation - MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ StrIDE Team | Life Without Barriers
National Major Sponsor