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28 Jul 2016 1:34 PM | Deleted user

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Children's Day

4 August 2016

"... a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children" and "an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child." (SNAICC)


  • National Framework dynamic data and report card released. AIHW: More
  • Australian Human Rights Commission on this week's Royal Commission announcement. AHRC: More
  • GoFundMe campaign: For the children #4Corners set up by 15 Australian academics. Kerry Arabena: More
  • Video: End violence against children. EVAC: View
  • Quarterly research update from the Institute of Child Protection Studies. ACU: More
  • Social progress index report measures basic human needs, foundations of wellness & opportunity. SPI: More
  • Intergenerational trauma webinar, Our Future, Our Way, 4 Aug. Healing Foundation: More
  • Free webinar, 11 Aug, Placing family at the centre of mental health recovery. CFCA: More
  • Hey sis, we've got your back, a network preventing sexual assault in Aboriginal communities. Hey Sis: More
  • CFCA webinar (11 Aug) placing family at the centre of mental health recovery. AIFS: More
  • Position Vacant for remote NT Early Childhood Teacher. Contact Inc: More
  • Survey to increase understanding of the early years, to help parents support their children. ELEB: More
  • Mothering in the context of intimate partner violence: Perceptions of service providers seek participants for study on DV service providers' experiences regarding the effect of IPV on parenting stress. CQU: More
  • My Child's Support Network Guide - developed in partnership with parents who live with a mental illness, their children, supporters and professionals. COPMI: More
  • Legal toolkit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ACT Human Rights & Women's Legal Ctr: More
  • Booklet - Stepping up for kids: understanding and supporting children who have experienced family and domestic violence. ACATLGN: More


Early Childhood Intervention Australia (2016). National Guidelines: Best practice in early childhood intervention. Sydney: Early Childhood Intervention Australia

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care, 2016,Achieving stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home careSNAICC Policy Position Statement July 2016


Parenting Research Centre training
to improve outcomes for parents with learning difficulties

Evidence-based parent education programs suitable for practitioners working in the homes of parents with learning difficulties and for those who work in disability, health, child protection, welfare or family support.

  • Healthy & Safe: Melbourne: 10 August 
    Help parents manage home dangers, accidents and childhood illness
  • Parenting Young Children: Melbourne: 11-12 August 
    Help parents develop positive parent-child interactions and improve child care skills
    Includes four hours of scheduled post-training telephone supportMore

Autism Health and Well Being Expo
Melbourne: 31 July: More

ACWA 2016 Conference
Pathways to Protection and Permanency:
Getting it right for children, young people and families

Sydney: 15-17 August: More

Griffith University NDIS Symposia Series
Housing for people with disability: Let's take action 

Brisbane: 8 August 2016, 8.30am - 4.30pm: More

National Multicultural Women's Conference
Call for abstracts closes 5 August

Sydney: 3-4 November: More

Stop Domestic Violence Conference
Seeking Abstracts by 22 August

Brisbane: 5-7 Dec: More 

3rd Biennial Australiasian Implementation Conference
Group rates for not-for-profit organisations
Melbourne: 5-6 October: More

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