Ways Forward For Kin With Kids – Queensland Kinship Care Forum III

Mark the date in your calendars – PeakCare’s Queensland Kinship Care Forum III will be held Thursday, 9th September 9.30am to 3pm at Merthyr Rd Uniting Church – 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm. Book your ticket for this must-attend event aimed at transforming residential care and kinship care in Queensland.

Ticket prices: Non-PeakCare Members $40 or PeakCare Members $20 (including lunch). Free for carers and those attending online.

Book your ticket HERE

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS –

Statutory kinship Care: Is both quality and quantity possible? – Meredith Kiraly, honorary research fellow, University of Melbourne

Key issues building statutory kinship care programs, including lessons from the developing statutory kinship care in Victoria.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kinship Care Model – Candice Butler, Director Innovation & Practice Development, Qld Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

Showcasing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship care model that is culturally informed and culturally sound led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations

Working with Kinship Carers: partnering with families – Panel exploring finding kin and partnering with kinship carers to navigate the highs and lows of providing a statutory placement.

  • Bryan Smith, Executive Director, Qld Foster & Kinship Care
  • Ange Tyson, Senior Kinships support Worker, Kummara & Infinity Community Solutions
  • Annaley Clarke, Executive Director of Services, Kummara & Infinity Community Solutions

Kinship Carers Panels – Facilitated by Joanne Roff, Operations Manager South (Child & families)Integrated Family & Youth Services

What kinship care currently looks like and how kinship care can be more supported. The needs, challenges, highs and lows of what carers experience. Identifying how to support them better.