No need to mention names, but last year was a bit crazy, so if you weren’t able to join us for our online National Permanency Conference #THRIVE2020, you are, of course, forgiven!
Or maybe you were able to attend, but due to—you know—life, you need a refresher on what was said.
Well, HOLD. THE. PHONE. because Adopt Change is excited to announce that no matter what camp you are in, all eight recorded sessions from our online National Permanency Conference #THRIVE2020 will be available for you to watch anytime between July and August 2021. Just like an encore!
By watching these encore sessions—which touch on trauma, permanency developments, and recent research and practices from across the globe—you will gain a greater understanding of how children can thrive. That’s what all children—regardless of their start in life, or current situation—deserve, right?
- If you registered for #THRIVE2020 or have already purchased your #THRIVE2021 ticket, you can watch the encore sessions for FREE! You just need to register your email so you receive the session links.
- If you didn’t join us for #THRIVE2020 nor have you purchased a #THRIVE2021 ticket, and would like to join the party, it’s not too late! To access the recordings of all eight sessions, please purchase your all access encore ticket here. All proceeds go towards supporting the work of Adopt Change.
There are eight encore sessions available for you to watch any time between July and August 2021:
Once registered, you will receive an email closer to the time with the links you need to be able to watch the #THRIVE2020
encore sessions any time between July and August 2021.
Thank you for your support, and for helping us to continue shining a spotlight on these issues for children and young people in care.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Luke Carroll hosts the CULTURE session and explores the importance of connections with community and kin while speaking with guests including International keynote speaker Terry Cross and special appearance from singer/songwriter Shellie Morris. We hear from Damon Martin on considering International Kinship Care and from Emily Backhouse on her experiences with the care system.
Joe Hildebrand, host for the GROW session of our conference, focuses on how to best provide supports for children who have experienced challenging starts to life. Children need support for their education in school; and learning about their background and identity.
Helen McCabe brings our national conversation HOME discussing what home and caring for children and young people means with Adopt Change Founder Deborra-lee Furness; hearing an address from Minister Jaensch in Tasmania; from Karleen Gribble on the important bond between infants and mothers and living in two families; along with the a chat between Sallianne Deckert and Phoebe Garland about lived experience, as we close out this very special event.
Melissa Doyle takes us from home to the front line, locally and abroad, in a session that explores ideas and insights, data and evidence for approaches to improving the child welfare sector and outcomes for kids. Melissa interviews:
We hear from International keynote speaker Dr Jessica Pryce as she speaks about strengthening families by ensuring racial equity;
Mark Galvin and Melissa Kaltner from EY and Claire Robbs from Life Without Barriers discuss their project to support data-informed placement decision making that better meets children’s needs;
and we cross to South Australia to hear from Minister Rachel Sanderson on permanency updates.
Join Media Host Angela Bishop as we hear from Queensland Minister Di Farmer and Shadow Minister Stephen Bennett.
Louise Ransome guides us through this session exploring stability and nurture in permanency – from speaking with Julie Hourigan-Ruse about early family support, through to considerations in permanency with Dr Amy Conley-Wright, integrated birth certificates with Fariba Gharakhani and a message from Minister Ward in NSW.
Join Host Daniella Boutros as we explore the importance of PLAY for children, which is also one of their rights.
Join Lanai Scarr, respected journalist who spent part of her childhood in the care system, as she takes us through the launch of the THRIVE session of the National Permanency Conference.
Start the THRIVE journey with an official address from The Hon Michelle Landry MP; acknowledgment of country with Professor Paul Chandler; and official welcome from Adopt Change CEO Renee Carter.
To better understand the experiences of living in care, we will head to Beulah Ranch on the Central Coast of NSW, where we start our journey by hearing from Joel de Carteret, Emily Paul, Daniel 'D Minor' Harvey and Greg Floyd, President of Cowboys 4 Kids.