Program

NEW Research to Practice Seminar - The road home

9:00-9:05

Acknowledgement of Country

Norma Ingram

9:05-9:15

Welcome

Kate Alexander, Senior Practitioner, Office of the Senior Practitioner, FACS

9:15-9:30

Opening Address

Simone Walker, Deputy Secretary Northern Cluster, FACS

9:30-10:30

Overview of research on reunification: Predictors and outcomes

Professor Elizabeth Fernandez, University of New South Wales

10:30-10:50

Morning tea

10:50-11:40

Young people’s perspectives of contact with their birth families

Rhys Thorpe, Australian Catholic University

11:40-12:20

Parent’s experiences of restoration – what helps and hinders

Felicity Kime, Tammy Prince-Doyle & Natalie Mitchell, Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter (FISH)

12:20-12:35

Practice Piece

Talking with a parent about restoration following the removal of a child

Sue Buchanan and Miranda Moir, FACS

12:35-13:20

Lunch Break

13:20-14:05

Quality contact between parents and infants with an aim for restoration

Dr Meredith Kiraly, Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

14:05-14:50

Supporting parents to achieve reunification

Tamara O’Sullivan, New Parent and Infant Network (Newpin) program

14:50-15:20

Afternoon tea

15:20-15:35

Reflections on working with Aboriginal families (video)

Dana Shen, Principal at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)

15:35-16:05

Effective use of the Restoration Tool

Elaine Thomson, Office of the Senior Practitioner, FACS

16:05-16:10

Wrap-up & close

Kate Alexander, Senior Practitioner, Office of the Senior Practitioner, FACS