Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre

Thursday 17th August 2017 - DAY 1

Time Session name    

9.15am - 9.30am

Welcome to Country
Opening the Conference



9.30am – 10.15am

Opening Oration - Commissioner for Children and Young People
Liana Buchanan


10.15am – 10.45am

Morning Tea



10.45am – 12.00pm
Mini Workshops

1. Understanding and responding to non-suicidal self-injury
Madeline Wishart

2. Drugs and Young People: Context and Function
YSAS Senior Trainers

3. Including Families: A Practice-based Workshop
Horace Wansbrough
12.00pm - 1.00pm



1pm - 1.30pm

Keynote address

Michael Coutts-Trotter   

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Professor Caroline Taylor


2.30pm - 3pm

Afternoon Tea



3pm - 4pm 
Practice Advancement Workshops

1. Supporting LGBTI Youth: Sexuality and Gender Identity
Mill from Minus 18 

2. Pass the Parcel: A young person's perspective on services 
Crystal Moon & Madelaine Joyce Smales
3. Aboriginal Young People
Indi Clarke from Koorie Youth Council


Close the day and Invitation to social event    

Friday 18th August 2017 - DAY 2



Opening address



9.30am – 9.40am

Dr Kate Hall
“ERIC: When research and practice unite”



9.40am - 10.30am

Professor Pamela Snow 

10.30am - 11am

Morning Tea  


11am – 12.15pm
Practice Development Workshops 1
1. Talking Down, Playing Up
Silvana Izzo

3. Our mix tape: Understanding the experience of schemas, attachment and pain...Part A
Karen Hallam

12.15pm-1.15pm Lunch      
1.15pm - 2.30pm
Practice Development Workshops 2

1. Grounding Methods
Paul McIntyre

2. Challenging normalised behaviours of violence / sexual violence with young people
Bruce Young

3. Our mix tape: Understanding the experience of schemas, attachment and pain...Part B
Karen Hallam

2.30pm - 3pm Afternoon Tea      
3pm - 4pm Drug and Alcohol Trivia Extravaganza with the Dovetail team!      


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Program Audience

Keynote speakers:

Michael Coutts-Trotter
Secretary of the NSW Department of Family and
Community Services
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August 17-18, 2017

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