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Day 1 - Thursday 16 Nov
Day 2 - Friday 17 Nov

8:30am

Registration



9:00am

Welcome to Country

Aunty Millie Ingram

Introduction

Renée Carter, CEO Adopt Change


9:15am

Exploring evidence based programming in the permanency continuum from prevention and reunification through adoption and post-adoptive supports in real world implementations

Dr Sylvia Rowlands, New York Foundling


10:00am

Advocating for Change and for Children:
Navigating the Policy Making Maze

Facilitator: Kerry Chikarovski
Panel includes: Jeremy Sammut (CIS), Mark Nixon (EY),
Lisa Dibb (Queensland Alliance for Kids),
Dr Jennifer Buckingham (CIS)


10:50am

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Permanency: Learning from the Past to improve the Future

Trevor Jordan, Jigsaw Queensland


11:25am

Morning tea



11:55am

Applying the Placement Principle and Preserving Culture

Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett, AM,
Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency


12:30pm

Search for Origins

Joel De Carteret


1:05pm

Lunch



2:00pm

Fighting for Permanence for Neglected Children: The English Experience of Boosting Adoption Numbers

Sir Martin Narey


2:50pm

Permanency and adoption – the challenges, opportunities and improving outcomes for children

Anne King, Senior Advisor, NSW Government


3:25pm

Afternoon tea & meet the speakers / networking


3:50pm


Outside the Orphanage – Connections with Families and Culture

Facilitator: Helen McCabe
Panel: Gianna Mazzone (Lifeworks),
Damon Martin (International Social Service),
Leigh Mathews, Zufan Emerson (Adopt Change Ambassador)


Alternative Session (Taylor Room):

Research Gaps and Critical Areas of Enquiry in Open Adoption Studies

Amy Conley Wright, Institute of Open Adoption Studies


4:20pm

The Power of One.
How one decision can transform the life of a child.

Eric Bailey, Adoptee, Ex-Pro NBL Player, Activational Speaker and Adopt Change Ambassador


4:55pm

Closing words: MC



5:00pm

Day 1 concludes



5:30pm

Sunset Refreshments networking function

(Limited to Sunset Refreshments ticket holders)


Thursday evening Sunset Drinks & Canapés event included (and limited to)
the first 200 tickets purchased.  



Community Sessions are available to the Carer Community from 9:45am to 12:45pm.
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