14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

ACCAN 2015 Conference Program

A wonderfully high level of interest in presenting at ACCAN from both within New Zealand and Internationally has resulted in a packed program. The ACCAN 2015 Scientific Committee is pleased to announce that the preliminary program is now available.

Because of the high quality of papers, we have extended the conference program to include an afternoon session on Sunday and early morning sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. This program will be subject to change right up to the event, with additional information about speakers and sessions - so please keep checking the details.

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Sunday 29/03/2015
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmRegistration
1:15 pm - 1:30 pmMihi Whakatau
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmCommunities of care: Supporting siblings
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSexual violence prevention education: Some messages from research
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSafeguarding children: Every day matters, empowering a whole community
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmOffice of the Children Commissioner’s Monitoring Framework: Taking a child centred approach to assessing the quality of social work practice within Child, Youth and Family sites and residences
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmCare and protection from an immigrant and refugee perspective
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmWhat are we all worried about and why we all have a part to play
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmProfessional recommendations for prevention approaches to child sexual abuse prevention in Australia
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmGiving sorrow words: The experience of siblings separated in care
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmE Tu Whānau: Inspiring positive change, creating a different future for our tamariki and mokopuna
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmHolistic approaches to child sexual abuse: Trends and needs
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmBest practice models for programmes to promote positive parenting and prevent family violence within culturally and linguistically diverse communities in New Zealand
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmHoki ki te Rito – Oranga Whānau: Supporting whānau relationships
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmWhānau Ora: A new journey
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm‘Can you hear me?’ – How a holistic and culturally responsive approach incorporates the voice of children who have a disability and/or mental health issue
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmPractice First
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmEngaging with children and young people in care
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmAchieving change: Evolution of a multi-agency response to child protection and family violence
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmTrauma informed multi-disciplinary legal practice: Learnings for professionals working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmRe conceptualising the child protection system – An ecological approach
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmEnsuring the best fit: Therapeutic intervention with an 'alienated' child
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmManaaki Tangata: A baby's imprint
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmThe alignment of culture and practice to achieve positive outcomes for children and families
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmTamanui (A Maori Parenting Resource)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmHome-based early learning for children in foster care
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmHer Excellency Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias
5:45 pm - 6:15 pmVaaifetu – guardianship of stars – our children, families and practitioners. Pacific practices of vaaifetu in health and statutory social work
6:15 pm - 8:00 pmConference Reception
Monday 30/03/2015
7:30 am - 8:45 amRegistration
8:45 am - 9:45 amPōwhiri
9:45 am - 10:00 amDr Adam Tomison, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology
10:00 am - 11:00 amExercising care: families, risk and responsibility
11:00 am - 11:30 amMorning Tea
11:30 am - 12:00 pmIn defence: The presence of children during intimate partner violence and the likelihood of retaliation
11:30 am - 12:00 pmAn innovative approach to an out of home care community of practice: Utilising new technologies
11:30 am - 12:00 pmManaging suicide risk in the child welfare population: The Towards Wellbeing Programme
11:30 am - 12:00 pmReforming foster care in Australia: A process of developing a new model of carer support, education and payments
11:30 am - 1:00 pmTransition from care to independence (TCI) - in the NZ context
11:30 am - 1:00 pmTe Whare Maramatanga o Te Tai Tokerau - The place of learning/change/growth in Te Tai Tokerau
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmFatal family violence in New Zealand: Children as victims and witnesses
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmManaging suicide risk in a residential setting
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmProfile 4 Potential
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmReforming out of home care through implementing effective models of therapeutic care: Establishing benchmarks for success
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmTIKA: When psychology meets technology
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmNgā Vaka o Kāiga Tapu Pacific community leadership in further addressing family violence
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmResidential care: Transitioning well - disrupting the paradigm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmNā Te Rauroha, nā Te Rangiātea i tuku iho ... Tiaki mokopuna, Actioning Transformative States of Māori Child Welfare in New Zealand
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmChild-centred multi-agency practice: challenges for change
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmAfternoon Tea
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmRethinking the adult-child relationship: What happens when adults and children converse?
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmRemnants of empire, beginnings of life: An exploration of caring for vulnerable pregnant Indigenous women in New Zealand, USA, Canada and Australia
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmMandatory reporting of child sexual abuse: 10 year trends from a national Australian study across reporter groups and different legal frameworks
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmImproving the clinical assessment of acute presentations of child maltreatment using a quality and child rights framework
4:15 pm - 5:45 pmCollaboration: Better ways of working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with high and complex needs
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm'Culture without wairua has no movement'
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmRAIN CLOUD TOOL: Using visual imagery to create focus on the impact for children of adult behaviour in the context of child protection
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmBuilding a more responsive Australian child protection data collection
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmAssess, Plan, Implement and Review (APIR): Getting to the heart of Child, Youth and Family’s social work practice
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmAt-risk pregnant women: Under surveillance, coerced, passively engaged or actively engaged?
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmIntroducing...'Ripple' - An app for assessing how vulnerable kids are doing right now
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm'Risking it all' or 'Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A cultural perspective in Aotearoa'
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmListening to children’s experiences of emotional and psychological abuse: Considerations for child protection and mental health services
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmLove not labels: The power of the care experienced voice
5:45 pm - 8:00 pmNetworking Reception
Tuesday 31/03/2015
7:30 am - 8:00 amViolence against children in UAE Society: Social protection strategic framework
7:30 am - 8:00 am'The Lakes Way'
7:30 am - 8:00 amChild protection, medical neglect and obesity: A single centre experience
7:30 am - 8:00 amWhat qualifies excellent foster care
7:30 am - 8:30 amHeart of the matter: Transitioning from state care requires more than simply meeting material needs
7:30 am - 8:30 amGriffith Youth Forensic Service: Showcasing practice and research with Indigenous youth sexual violence and abuse
8:00 am - 8:30 amRelationships matter? Multiple perspectives on children's attachment experiences in group home settings
8:00 am - 8:30 amWhen does obesity constitute medical neglect?
8:00 am - 8:30 amAnalysis of informed consent and confidentiality on child safety in the context of online research with women experiencing intimate partner violence
8:00 am - 8:30 amBringing up great kids: Outcomes of a mindful and reflective parenting program
9:10 am - 9:30 amHon Anne Tolley, Minister for Social Development
9:30 am - 10:30 pmJustice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Tea
11:00 am - 11:30 amThe application of best-practice investigative interview protocols to Australian Aboriginal children
11:00 am - 11:30 amDeveloping partnerships between sectors and family members to support parents and family to have better relationships with their children in out of home care
11:00 am - 11:30 amRestorative governance: Transforming our thinking in how we approach cultural responsiveness in a multi-agency world
11:00 am - 11:30 amIt takes a village ... an experiment in working across disciplines for better outcomes
11:00 am - 11:30 amWorkforce Safety Checking under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pmThe Children’s Action Plan: Working together differently for vulnerable children
11:30 am - 12:00 pmChildren moving ahead: Developing community collaborations to help children affected by violence
11:30 am - 12:00 pmkContact: Keeping contact between parents and children in care: A protocol to trial a practice enhancement intervention for children in long term care and their parents
11:30 am - 12:00 pmThe truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Preparing parents to give evidence in court
11:30 am - 12:00 pmWhakamana Whanau (Enabling Whanau)
11:30 am - 12:00 pmConstructing a child protection policy to support a safeguarding children culture in organisations and institutions
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPutting children and families at the centre: How can we effectively utilise integrated child and family services to reach the families who most need them, early enough to prevent or reduce known developmental and safety risk factors?
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmA partnership approach to developing a child safe organisation: A case study
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmDocumenting birth family contact visits: Quality issues
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmTihei Mauri Ora: Connectedness
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmLessons from the Long Run: lessons learned in the 25 year LONGSCAN study
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmOld partners, new accountabilities: Agencies working together for New Zealand's most vulnerable children
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmAfternoon Tea
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmIndigenous child welfare: A contradiction in terms?
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmWalking the tight rope: Women's health social work maintaining the balance
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmTolerating violence against children: Mapping changes in Australian community attitudes about child abuse and child protection over the past decade
3:15 pm - 4:45 pmHe aha ai? Say what? Engaging cross-culturally with reluctant adolescents and their families
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm'Words from the young' (Young children's workshop about youth suicide)
3:15 pm - 4:45 pmNew frontiers in multi-agency practice
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmThe Sphere Model - assessing the impact of trauma
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmUnderstanding overrepresentation of indigenous children in child welfare data: An application of the Drake risk and bias models
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmIt's 'our' problem, not just 'theirs': Changing perceptions for a community response
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmThoughts and actions: Parents as secondary victims of child sexual assault
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmThe extent of repeat involvement with child protection: A review of the literature
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmDevelopmental health and wellbeing of Australian Aboriginal children in out-of-home care: Are we making a difference?
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmCOPMIA: Children of parents with mental illness and or addiction
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmAn Aboriginal voice in child protection matters in the Northern Territory
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmA systems approach to understanding child protection recurrence
Wednesday 01/04/2015
7:30 am - 8:00 amResearching the role of ethnicity in child protection decision-making: How does it impact on risk perceptions and intervention models?
7:30 am - 8:00 amIndigenous experiences of the New Zealand Family Group Confernce
7:30 am - 8:00 amThe legacy of aversive parenting: Predictors of pre-parents’ attitudes toward endorsement of physical discipline with children
7:30 am - 8:30 amApplying a police prevention approach to child abuse and neglect
8:00 am - 8:30 amA tolerance to violence: Addressing the context of apprehended violence orders against young people
8:00 am - 8:30 amBest practice in support and training of caregivers raising children with histories of abuse and neglect
8:00 am - 8:30 amDoes international evidence based model Functional Family Therapy work for New Zealand young people and families?
8:00 am - 8:30 amCreating a holistic approach to child sexual abuse prevention
8:00 am - 8:30 amEthnicity and child exploitation material
9:00 am - 9:10 amDr Adam Tomison, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology
9:10 am - 10:10 amHard-earned lessons: The history and future of child protection in New Zealand
10:10 am - 10:45 amMorning Tea
10:45 am - 11:15 amDoing what we say: Responding to the evidence about the early years
10:45 am - 11:15 amImplementing child welfare reform: What role can inquiries and commissions play in the reform landscape?
10:45 am - 11:15 amEnsuring every child and young person in out-of-home care has access to education
10:45 am - 11:15 amVictim turned offender in a sample of New Zealand adolescents with harmful sexual behaviour: What’s the relationship?
10:45 am - 12:15 pmVaaifetu – A Pacific practice framework for statutory social work
10:45 am - 12:15 pmPerspectives on sentencing in child sexual abuse cases
11:15 am - 11:45 amNot in isolation: The importance of relationships in healing childhood trauma
11:15 am - 11:45 amThe role of the supervising social worker in promoting outcomes for fostered children through culturally responsive supervision and support
11:15 am - 11:45 amProtecting Australia's children: Recent developments in national systems design and implementation
11:15 am - 11:45 amHome alone? Neglect as a major push factor into Hong Kong’s underworld
11:45 am - 12:15 pmService engagement and young people with complex needs leaving out-of-home care in South Australia
11:45 am - 12:15 pmYouth resolutions meetings: Innovative approaches to multi-agency and inter-professional working together with mokopuna, children and young people in our community
11:45 am - 12:15 pmChanging systems, changing brains: Becoming trauma informed within and beyond the walls of residential care in Aotearoa. Reflections on integrating the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics into a multi-agency team context
12:15 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmPaediatricians Responding to the Challenge of Child Protection
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmMokopuna Maori - Te Hokinga Mai (Reunifying Maori children in care drift)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmTe Ara Taiohi - Pathway for youth: A joint initiative between Child, Youth and Family and Te Hou Ora Whanau Services in Dunedin
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmCultural safety and child protection: Family violence prevention legal services protecting children in Aboriginal communities
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmThe Good Way model: A responsive therapeutic approach for young people with cognitive or learning difficulties who have behaved abusively to others
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmReinvigorating family group conferencing: Aligning practice with the promise
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmEliminating physical punishment: Progress, challenges and where-to-next?
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmInitial feedback on Mauri Toa Rangatahi, The Power of Youth: A bi-cultural, multi-agency intervention to reduce reoffending by young people
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmStockholm Syndrome and grooming: Is it the same or is it different? The social work practice implications
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmAvondale Co-location Model - Government and NGO sectors
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmPreparing for culturally responsive schooling: Initial teacher educators into the fray
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmPuawaitahi in practice
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmCreating a fence and closing the gaps: Engaging with men who are violent
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSustainable change: Stronger families, effective networks, better outcomes
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmBoss Of My Body
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAfternoon Tea
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmPulling the threads together: Where to next? Chair, Paul Nixon, Child, Youth and Family
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmWhakawātea