Families in Focus webinar series

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While the AIFS Conference 2020 has been postponed, we’re not standing still. We’re using this time to delve into key family safety and wellbeing issues impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. These times have thrown us either closer than ever to our families or isolated us from them. They are confining us to home, redrawing boundaries between work and family life, and heightening the differences between the haves and have-nots.

To explore some of these issues in-depth, join us and a line up of outstanding speakers for the Families in Focus webinar series during the month of June. We’re delighted that keynote speakers who were due to speak at our postponed conference have given their time so you can get a taste of the AIFS Conference from the comfort of your virtual working environment

The series begins with Richard Weston, CEO, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children.

Upcoming webinars

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What will it take for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to live vibrant, joyful lives?

Richard Weston, CEO
CEO, SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children

Wednesday 10 June, 1.00-2.00pm AEST

In this webinar, Richard Weston will discuss SNAICC’s work in policy development and advocacy to help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children to have happy, healthy childhoods that set them up to have the best opportunity for a good life.

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Other webinars in the series

(More details coming soon)

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Progressing New Zealand’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy in a COVID-19 context
Maree Brown
Director, Child Wellbeing Unit, New Zealand Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
16 June, 1.00-2.00pm AEST

In this webinar, Maree Brown will discuss how the Strategy’s wellbeing framework can help guide government policy and service responses for children and young people in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How young people are experiencing the social and economic impacts of COVID-19

23 June, 1.00-2.00pm AEST
This collaboration between AIFS and the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) will feature YACVic CEO Katherine Ellis and a panel of young people discussing the impacts COVID-19 is having on young people in Australia.

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COVID-19 and its impact on the family violence legal and service system

Angela Lynch AM
Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Legal Service Qld
25 June, 1.00-2.00pm AEST

In this webinar Angela Lynch AM, CEO Women’s Legal Service Queensland, will explore the challenges COVID-19 is creating for the family violence legal and service system.

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A new early childhood development system for Australia

Jay Weatherill
Chief Executive Officer, Thrive by Five, Minderoo Foundation
30 June, 1.00-2.00pm AEST

In this webinar, Jay Weatherill will present opportunities for the early childhood development system in Australia. Further details to come.

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Findings from the Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19

Kelly Hand
Deputy Director, Research
2 July, 1.00-2.00pm AEST

In this webinar, AIFS Deputy Director Kelly Hand will present key early findings from AIFS’ first Families in Australia Survey, Life during COVID-19. How have families' lives changed since the pandemic?

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