Human Rights Act for Queensland and QUT Law will be hosting a free community discussion about what the introduction of a Human Rights Act in Queensland could mean, presenting a range of perspectives and opinions. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor George Williams AO, Dean and Anthony Mason Professor of Law at the University of NSW, who will join a panel of experts on the topic. PeakCare encourages all eNews readers to participate in this important conversation. Though free, registration is essential as space is limited.
The Sanctuary Model in Context
Brisbane - Monday, 15th to Tuesday, 16th October
The Sanctuary Institute Australia and MacKillop Family Services are inviting community services organisations and schools to attend a two-day seminar to support cultures of safety, wellbeing and learning in organisations. Participants will learn about The Sanctuary Model, a trauma-informed, whole of organisation change model that responds to the impact of chronic stress and adversity. Educators should note this program meets the requirements for provisional or full teacher registration for 14 hours of Professional Learning in every Australian state. Teachers will be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and proficiency on Standard 1 and 4 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL). View the flyer for more details or register here.
10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium
Hobart - Tuesday, 16th to Wednesday, 17th October
The 10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium is an opportunity for policy makers, clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health professionals to join together and provide a collaborative platform for the challenges, solutions, innovations, support systems and networks for rural mental health. Find out more and register.
2018 ACOSS National Conference
Sydney - Monday, 29th and Tuesday, 30th October
The ACOSS National Conference has been a key event for civil society in Australia for over six decades. Each year hundreds of thought leaders, policy makers, political leaders, social innovators, practitioners, academics, campaigners, community leaders and social justice advocates come together to engage in collective public policy analysis, discussion and debate; identifying challenges and strategising solutions with the view to address poverty and inequality and enhance social cohesion in Australia. At this year's conference dinner ACOSS and HESTA will be co-presenting the Community Sector Awards. Early bird tickets are now available - don't miss out!
2018 Youth Health Conference
Gold Coast - Wednesday, 7th to Friday, 9th November
The Australian Association for Adolescent Health and the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association have partnered to host the 2018 Youth Health Conference. This year’s conference theme, “Owning Future Change”, invites young people, clinicians, researchers, educators and policy makers to act now to identify challenges and implement solutions to create real change in the lives and health of young Australians. The 2018 Youth Health Conference is the platform where the latest research findings will be presented with policy and practice recommendations, and where innovative models of care will be showcased. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Health and Sexuality Education and Sexual Health are major themes in this year’s conference. Find out more and register.
Sexuality and people with an intellectual disability: a sex positive approach
Brisbane - Tuesday, 13th November
This workshop to be delivered by Lud Allen Counselling will explore the meanings that you give to sexuality and specifically the meaning you give to sexual education for people with an intellectual disability. You will identify barriers that exist to supporting clients in meeting their sexual health and relationship education needs. You will use and critique resources specifically made for sexual health education of people with an intellectual disability and explore the benefits of 1:1 education vs small group education and hear how this has been applied successfully in real life scenarios. Find out more and register.
Sisters Inside Inc. 9th International Conference
Brisbane - Wednesday, 14th November to Friday, 16th November
Sisters Inside Inc.'s 9th International Conference Imagining Abolition…A world without prisons has been announced. The Conference is currently accepting abstract submissions on the conference theme and related issues, including: failure of prison reform; over-imprisonment of First Nations people; systemic racism and sexism; state violence and deaths in custody; the prison-industrial complex; the welfare-industrial complex; alternatives to prison; decarceration strategies; and local and global innovations for presentations 10-15 minutes long. Submit an abstract, register to attend the Conference, or sign up to stay notified of Conference details.
FRSA 2018 National Conference
Cairns - Tuesday, 20th to Friday, 23rd November
The Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) National Conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of practitioners, academics and policy makers working to support children, families and communities. The Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel with the theme Be the change: Leaving no one behind. The Conference program is now available, with 93 half-hour sessions and panel discussions, alongside keynote speakers including Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, Dr Howard Bath on "The Place of the Trauma Framework in Child and Family Services", Dr Stephen Crossley, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University on "Lessons to be learnt from the Troubled Families Programme", Professor Helen Rhoades, Australian Law Reform Commission, and Judge Joe Harman, Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Healing Our Spirit Worldwide: The Eighth Gathering
Sydney - Monday, 26th to Thursday, 29th November
The International Indigenous Council for Healing Our Spirit Worldwide has invited The Healing Foundation and The University of Sydney to join together to celebrate the strengths of Indigenous peoples across the world. Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – The Eighth Gathering will share the experiences, resilience and challenges confronting Indigenous peoples across the world.
STOP Domestic Violence Conference
Gold Coast - Monday, 3rd December to Wednesday, 5th December
Domestic violence can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location. Over the course of three days, the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will highlight, acknowledge and reflect on the efforts of those who have contributed and set the bar for change. The Conference aims to facilitate policy change, raise awareness and work together to eliminate violence within Australia.
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