Papers from the 2006 ACWA Conference - Positive Futures - will be posted here as they become available. This list is slightly different from the printed Conference Program (PDF 1.5mb) due to late changes.
See also the original conference registration site and a selection of photographs from the Conference.
ABC Radio's Life Matters broadcast from the conference - see http://www.abc.net.au/rn/

Day 1 Monday August 14
Day 2 Tuesday August 15
Day 3 Wednesday August 16

Note: If there is no 'hotlink' then we have not been provided with an e-version of the presentation to put on line.
Last updated January 2007

Session Name Presentation
Day 1 Monday August 14 - Morning
Welcome Address The Hon. Reba Meagher MP, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Youth Speech
Keynote Day 1 Jaap Doek Children’s Rights: Fundamental to Wellbeing. Paper
Stream Keynote Day 1 Professor Harriet Ward Changing Needs – Changing Responses For Children In Care. Powerpoint
Stream Keynote Day 1 Helen Jones Early Intervention – Contexts And Challenges. Powerpoint
Stream Keynote Day 1 Andrew Pithouse Early Intervention – Contexts And Challenges. Powerpoint
Stream Keynote Day 1 Muriel Bamblett Children’s Rights, Services And Initiatives That Keep Children Safe, Respect Culture And Maintain Community Connections. Powerpoint
Stream Keynote Day 1 Jaap Doek Children’s Rights, Services And Initiatives That Keep Children Safe, Respect Culture And Maintain Community Connections. Paper
Stream Keynote Day 1 Professor Derrick Armstrong Building Resilience In Vulnerable Children And Young People Through Education.
Stream Keynote Day 1 Raymond Lemay, What Makes For A Thriving Family Service Organisation? Powerpoint
Day 1 Monday August 14 - Afternoon
Oral paper Day 1 Yvonne D'Occhio, Janet Martin, Liz Steel, Brett O’Connor Implementing An Interdepartmental Collaborative Partnership For The Provision Of Mental Health And Behaviour Support Services To Children And Young People In Care – The First 18 Months Of The Queensland Experience. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Janet Martin, Carolyn Ruddy, Stephen Bell, Tania Pullen, Bronwyn Hartnett, Sarah Nicholas From Battleground To Nirvana – Living The Model: An Interdepartmental Collaborative Partnership For The Provision Of Mental Health And Behaviour Support Services To Children And Young People In Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Christine Gray Mentoring Vulnerable Children in Schools. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Helen Jones, Helen Chambers Health of Looked After Children. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Dr Dania Nathanson, Dr Dimitra Tzioumi Health Needs Of Children In Out Of Home Care: Is Foster Care Good For Your Health? Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1
Oral paper Day 1 Dr Marie Caltabiano, Anne Eaton Factors Predicting Foster Carer Satisfaction And The Decision To Stay In Fostering. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Frances Evans The Adoption Option; Exploring Adoption In A Substitute Care Context. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Joe Harman, Renae Rylands To Serve Man: Parenting Disputes In The Shadow Of The Family Law Act (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill. Powerpoint; Paper
Oral paper Day 1 Satnam Singh Thinking Beyound Care; Enduring Parental Responsibility Orders In The ACT. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Nicci Wilson, Deb Gavan Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind? An Overview Of Risk Management Issues For Children's Contact With Sex Offenders In Custody. Paper not available. Contact presenters
Oral paper Day 1 Jane Scott, Steve Walker Beyond Looking After Children: Using A Framework For Assessment, Planning Intervention And Review For All Children Involved With Social Services. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Michael White, Glenys Bristow, Edith Loch, Maree Baird Making A Difference Through Collaboration: How Victoria Walks The Talk. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Sylvia Lemke Circles Of Excellence – Creating A Learning Sector – Embedding Peer Based Learning In Practice. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Sue-Anne Hunter, Peter Lewis Embedding Culture For A Positive Future For Koorie Kids. Powerpoint ; Paper
Oral paper Day 1 Michelle Moss A Different Identity: An Exploration Of Idenity For Children In Foster Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Lucyna MacDermott, Terry Donnelly, Kate Lindsay Change Your Leaves, Keep Your Roots Intact – Aboriginal Kinship Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Dr Elizabeth Fernandez Children’s Wellbeing In Care: Evidence From A Longitudinal Examination Of Outcomes. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Professor Andrew Pithouse, Professor Odette Parry Separating Rhetoric From Reality: Children's Advocacy And Children's Complaints In Wales - A National Study. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Michael Naughton Bottling' Trust And Reciprocity - The Key To Successful Early Intervention And Prevention Programs? Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Samantha Kolasa Community Based Intake And Child Protection Intake - How The Two Can Work Together To Provide Better Outcomes For Vulnerable Families. Powerpoint ; Paper
Oral paper Day 1 Sue Tolley, Bronwen Elliott Aiming For Positive Outcomes For Children From First Contact To Closure. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Professor Sonia Jackson, Sarah Ajayi, Margaret Quigley Going To University From Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Michelle Townsend Are We Making The Grade? The Education Of Children And Young People In Care Of The State. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Jadynne Harvey Education Of Children And Young People In Care: Ongoing Findings Of CREATE Foundation's Education Report. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Dianne Nixon, Mark Small, Victoria Drew Three Approaches To Supporting The Education Needs Of Children And Young People In Care. Powerpoint Nixon Paper; Small Paper; Drew Paper
Oral paper Day 1 Susan Tregeagle So What Do Families Think Of Using Looking After Children? Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Professor Robert John Flynn The Ontario (Canada) Looking After Children Project: Overview Of Findings From Research On Implementation, Outcomes, And Costs. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Dr Ross A Klein, Deirdre Cheers, Dr Kathleen Kufeldt, Annette Kelly-Egerton, Scott Rideout Looking After Children In The Looking Glass: Insights From A Matched Sample In Canada And Australia. Powerpoint ; Paper (PDF)
Oral paper Day 1 Greg Antcliff, Naomi Lliffe, Dr Robyn Dolby Partnerships In Early Childhood: A Relationships Based Approach To Early Intervention In Childcare. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Fay Hadley Developing Relationships With Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Families In Children Services. Powerpoint; Paper
Oral paper Day 1 Kerry Patricia Blom Caring For Grandparents Who Care For Their Grandchildren Full Time. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Nicole Aggett Tracking Satisfaction – Burnsides’ Service Users Have Their Say. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Tina Smith, Elizabeth Cox Walking The Tightrope, Balancing The Needs Of Children And Management. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Lisa Gardiner, Mazz Hall Climbing Mountains Without Rope - Attachment, Adversity & Attainment. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Dr Leah Bromfield, Daryl Higgins, Nick Richardson, Dr Jenny Higgins Carers Of Indigenous Children: Findings From A National Study. PowerPoint
Oral paper Day 1 Marilyn McHugh The Perceptions Of Foster Carers In Relation To The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Being Paid Like Other Care Workers. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Eloise Neylon, Denis Byrne How To Get Your Kids Back - Parents As Case Managers. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Ted Smeaton Building Resilience Through Community – How Can A Village Raise A Child? Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 1 Lesley Cook Partnerships In Practice. Powerpoint
Day 2 Tuesday August 15 Morning
Keynote Day 2 Professor Richard P. Barth Best Practice In Home Visiting And Parenting Groups. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 David Ryan Aboriginal Families, Communities And Out Of Home Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Mark Boonstra Families And Schools Together (Fast).
Oral paper Day 2 Julie Robinson, Trevor Parkee Working Creatively With Indigenous Youth: The Challenges And Rewards For Non Indigenous Workers. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Paul Schott Research Implications for Boys Education Paper
NB. Topic changed previously titled as Father-Infant Attachment
Oral paper Day 2 Deborah Hartman, Paul Tracey Strength-Based Approaches To Better Academic And Social Outcomes For Boys: A Case Study From A Disadvantaged High School. Powerpoint : Paper
Oral paper Day 2 Robyn Mildon, Jan Matthews; Catherine Wade; Olivia Clayton; Gwynnyth Llewellyn; David McConnell; Gabriel Hindmarsh Healthy start: Establishment phase of a national initiative to support families with parents with learning difficulties. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Professor Jan Mason, Christine Gibson A children’s standpoint on the importance of connections in out-of-home care. Paper (PDF)
Oral paper Day 2 Professor Rosamund Thorpe, Chris Klease Foster Carers’ And Natural Mothers’ Views And Experiences In Sustaining Connections For Children And Young People In Foster Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Dr Stephanie Taplin Is All Contact Between Children In Care And Their Birth Parents 'Good' Contact? Powerpoint ; Paper (PDF)
Oral paper Day 2 Kerry Moore Maternal Substance Misuse, Child Welfare And Intersectoral Collaboration - Learning From International Experience In Building Local Practice Innovations. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Rebecca Hart, Olivia Fisher, Karen Scrivener, Susanne Rigby A Multidisciplinary Supported Playgroup For Children Of Substance Dependent Parents. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Dr Fiona Arney, Carole Zufferey, Ruth Lange Evaluation Of An Innovative Program To Enhance Collaboration Between Child Protection And Mental Health Services: Worker And Parent Perspectives. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Raymond Lemay Implementing Looking After Children In Your Organisation. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Julie Ladouceur Theory On Resiliency. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Sylvie Demers and Judith Gour The Multifaceted Use Of Looking After Children In Service Delivery. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Karen van Woudenberg and Louisa McKay Neapan Families First informal parent discussion group. Powerpoint1; Powerpoint2
Oral paper Day 2 Professor Andrew Pithouse, Steven Walker Early Intervention – Policy And Practice To Implement An Inter-Agency Common Assessment For Children In Need. Key Messages From Research In Wales And England - Are We All Singing Together? Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Robin Sullivan, Norelle Deeth Reducing Risk And Improving Safety: The Implementation Of Structured Decision Making (SDMtm) In Child Protection Practice In QLD Australia. Powerpoint
Day 2 Tuesday August 15 Afternoon
Oral paper Day 2 Dr Clare Tilbury Regulation And Support For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Kinship Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Steve Larkins Supporting Carers And Kids - An Aboriginal Agencies Attempts. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Peter Cooley Racing To The Top - Educating Indigenous Youth And Youth At Risk. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Josene Perri, Rebecca Gorbach Finding A Way: A Personal Safety Program For Children And Young People With An Intellectual Disability. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Georgina Sullivan, Kellie Wishart, Neil Morison, Dougal Braithwaite The 'My Life Program'. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Kerryn Boland Improving Care Through Accreditation – The Role Of The Children’s Guardian. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 John Hulskamp IFCO: Foster care in an international context. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Professor Anne-Dorthe Hestbæk, Professor Egelund Tine Small Children In Care. Results From A Danish Longitudinal Cohort Study. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Coleen Clare, Sunitha Raman The Economics Of Supporting Young People Leaving State Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Marie-Claude Simard, Dr Marie-Andrée Poirier, Professor Carol Cumming-Speirs, Dr Nico Trocmé Highlights Of A Quebec Study On The Predicting Factors Related To Family Reunification Of Adolescents Placed In Foster Care. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Christine Flynn Residential Care In NSW. Powerpoint; Paper
Oral paper Day 2 Dr Jan Breckenridge, Dr Eileen Baldry, Joan Bratel Recognising The Damage – Children With A Disability Living With Domestic Violence. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Dr Johanna Watson, Katherine Furst, Sharon Burke Chronic Neglect As Triple Jeopardy: Neglected By Parents, Overlooked By Services And Avoided By Researchers. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Susan Prosser, Maree Sykes, Chelsea Wheeler Worker And Client Reflections On What Works In Reducing Domestic Violence; Do They Mirror Each Other? Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Associate Professor Jacqueline Hayden, Fay Hadley, Ian Achlin Sustainable Community Organisations: Identifying The Components – The Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 David Keegan Cost Neutral Incentives For Human Service Employees. Powerpoint
Oral paper Day 2 Sandra Louise Thompson, Arsenio Bano, Carmen da Cruz Building Government Social Services In East Timor. Powerpoint
Day 2 Tuesday August 15 Research Forum
Research Presentation Helen Jones Evidence-Based Policymaking: Seeking To Do More Good Than Harm. Powerpoint
Research Presentation Harriet Ward Practical Messages From Research On Costs Of Care Provision. Powerpoint
Research Presentation Frank Ainsworth National Agenda For Out Of Home Care Research. Powerpoint
Research Presentation Professor Ilan Katz, Evaluating Early Intervention – Challenges For Policy Makers, Practitioners And Researchers. Powerpoint
Research Presentation Professor Richard P. Barth Lessons from the US's natioanl survey of child and adolescent well-being Powerpoint
Day 2 Tuesday August 15 Closing Session
Young People's presentation Text in MSWord Document
Closing Address Professor Fiona Stanley Responsive Research And Shared Learning: Inspiring Change To Improve Outcomes For Children. Powerpoint
Day 3 Wednesday August 16 Looking After Children Symposium
Presentation Professor Harriet Ward
Helen Jones,
Introduction And International Update. Powerpoint
Presentation Professor Richard P. Barth Placement Dynamics For Children In Out Of Home Care: Placement Instability, Reunification And Reentry. Powerpoint
Presentation Colleen Moran There’s No Spell Check!! Cultural Change & LAC.
(Presentation not available at this time)
Presentation Nygren Lennart The Travelling Idea Of LAC. How And Why A New, Systematic Approach In Child Welfare Moulds Into Three National Contexts. Powerpoint
Presentation Ruth Champion Giving Every Child In Out Of Home Care Every Chance – How The Looking After Children Framework Is Being Used In Victoria. Powerpoint
Presentation Martine Fauchernault Positive Incentives. Powerpoint
Presentation Marie-Claude Simard The Implementation Of The Looking After Children Approach In Quebec: Views Of Children, Foster Parents And Caseworkers. PowerpointMain see also Powerpoint1; Powerpoint2; Powerpoint3; Powerpoint4; Powerpoint5; Powerpoint6
Presentation Professor Robert Flynn Integrating Research And Practice Through The LAC Assessment And Action Record. Powerpoint
Presentation Dr Evelyn Khoo Doing Child Welfare Differently: Managers’ And Social Workers’ Experience Of LAC – BBIC In Three Cultural And Organisational Contexts. Powerpoint
Presentation Rachel Malette, Nathasha Lavigne Cleroux, Crystal Prud’homme Nathalie Dicaire How Are We Doing? Youth In Care Talk About LAC, Their Current Life Circumstances And Future Prospects. Powerpoint
Presentation Professor Harriet Ward & Helen Jones Where Are We Heading? Powerpoint
Day 3 Wednesday August 16 Early Intervention Master Class
Presentation Dr. Robyn Dolby A Skills Based Master Class For Practitioners In Early Intervention And Child Protection. Powerpoint
Day 3 Wednesday August 16 Engagement And Change With Young People Who Have Complex Needs
Presentation Paul Delfabbro Placement Instability And Children With High Support Needs: Could It Be Prevented? Powerpoint
Presentation Lisa Hillan Working With High Risk Young People: Interventions/Models And Significant Issues. Powerpoint
Presentation Ric Pawsey Take Two – The First Two Years. Powerpoint
Presentation Stephan Lund Creating A Culture Of Interdependence In High Needs Foster Care. Powerpoint
Presentation Lisa Hillan Reclaiming Residential Care - A Positive Choice For Children And Young People In Care. Powerpoint
Presentation Howard Bath The Challenge Of Creating Services That Are Truly ‘Trauma Sensitive’. Powerpoint
Presentation Paul Delfabbro and Alexandra Osborn Service Options For Children With High Support Needs. Powerpoint
Presentation Lloyd Owen Super Humans And Silver Bullets: Meeting The Needs Of Challenging Adolescents. Powerpoint
Presentation Dr Neerosh Mudaly and Janise Mitchell On Track For Change: Generating Positive Outcomes For Traumatised Children With Challenging Behaviours Through A Program Of Therapeutic Foster Care. Powerpoint
Day 3 Wednesday August 16 Management And Leadership Institute
Keynote Address Tim Costello Organisational wellbeing in a rapidly changing environment: the impact of broad changes in our social institutions in shaping organisational life and decision-making.
Keynote Address Jaap Doek International perspectives. Paper
Keynote Address Nada Roude Learning from community voices: the contribution of culturally competent NGOs to social inclusion and civil society: a message for leaders.
Keynote Address Mhairi Barnes Work life balance: Managing changing workforce expectations in today’s environment. Paper
Presentation Richard Spencer and Robbie MacPherson Leading Now for the future
Presentation Ally Dench and Gary Moore Collaborative approaches between large and small organsiations - leading the way forward
Presentation Julie Druce The Contribution Of Staff Supervision To Strengthening Organisational Culture And Innovative Practice. Powerpoint
Presentation Lucyna MacDermott & Lynne Dalton Workforce Planning: Foundations For A Successful Organisation. Powerpoint
Presentation Jo Taylor Proving Your Worth? Social Accounting: A Strategic Planning Tool. Powerpoint
Presentation Jane Woodruff and Andrew McCallum Advocacy - influencing poilicy in a changing world
Panel Discussion Facilitated by Julie McCrossin Promoting organisational well-being and a civil society

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