Pre-Conference: Tuesday 23 June 2015

16.00-17.30

Registration

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Conference Foyer

17.30-19.30

Welcome Reception

The Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Elizabeth Street Pier

Welcome from The Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MP, Deputy Premier

Music by Joshua Prichard

Day 1: Wednesday 24 June 2015

08.00

Registration

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Conference Foyer

09.00-09.10

Opening Plenary - Welcome to Tasmania

Grand Ballroom

Chairpersons: Barbara Wellesley AM, Convenor ARACY Early Years Chapter and Mark Green, CEO Tasmanian Early Years Foundation

09.10-09.15 Welcome to Country
Performed by Takira Simon-Brown, and accompanied by Ella Rose Dolliver and Emma Young from Clarendon Vale Primary School
09.15-09.25 The Honourable Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Service on behalf of The Honourable Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania
09.25-10.25

Shared Experiences in Early Childhood and Parental Engagement - from Research to Policy to Practice

Dr Dianne  Jackson, CEO, ARACY

June McLoughlin, Victorian Convenor, ARACY

Prof Ted Melhuish, Visiting Professor, University of Wollongong

10.25-10.55

MORNING TEA

11.00-13.00

Session 1A

Research and Evaluation

Grand Ballroom 1

Session 1B

Parental Engagement

 Grand Ballroom 2

Session 1C

Community Building

Grand Ballroom 3

Session 1D

Policy

Harbour View 1

11.00-11.40 Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children - entering adolescence and becoming a young adult
Dr Ben Edwards, The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Parenting support in Early Childhood Education and Care
Warren Cann, Parenting Research Centre
Together we can make a difference
June McLoughlin, Doveton College and Shannon Newman, Comspec Services Pty Ltd
The Nest: A vision and shared outcomes for child and youth wellbeing in Australia
Dr Stacey Fox, ARACY
11.40-12.20

Just scraping the surface: how to get more value out of the AEDC data
Sonia Whiteley, Social Research Centre

Digital Dads: using internet and mobile phone technology to link ‘hard to reach’ fathers with information and support
Dr Richard Fletcher, Family Action Centre
Lessons learnt in working with Aboriginal communities to establish responsive child and family programmes
Sue Kingwill, Contact Inc
Looking forward by looking back
Gillian Calvert AO, Child Advocate

12.20-13.00

Predictors for a positive start from Footprints in Time: the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children
Fiona Skelton and Professor Maggie Walter, The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children

Supporting children and their parents/carers in the first years of life to create stronger communities
Professor Fiona Judd, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Dr Fiona Wagg, PICAMHS

Encouraging effective community prevention to measurably improve the healthy development of children and young people: The Communities That Care approach
Professor John Toumbourou, Communities That Care

Transforming practice on the ground: leverage points for systemic change and the policy settings, enabling conditions, and support that community initiatives need from policy-makers and umbrella organisations - lessons from the System Shift Initiative
Ralph Ashton, Australian Futures Project

13.00-14.00

LUNCH

14.00-15.30

Session 2A

Research and Evaluation

Grand Ballroom 1

Session 2B

Parental Engagement

Grand Ballroom 2

Session 2C

Community Building

Grand Ballroom 3

Session 2D

Policy

Harbour View 1

14.00-14.30 #111 - Intergenerational transmission of mental disorder: Introducing the Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 Cohort Study
Professor Craig Olsson and Professor Jennifer McIntosh, Deakin University
#5 - Defining ‘meaningfulness’ - enabling preschoolers to get the most out of parental involvement
Dr Qilong Zhang, Waiariki Institute of Technology
#14 – Enhanced transition to school project
Dr Rosemary Cahill, Office of Early Childhood and Development and David Zarb, Playgroup WA
#103 - The naming and framing of policy for early childhood education and care
Dr Frances Press, Charles Sturt University
14.30-15.00 #57 - Place-based, play-based: child and family health nurses working in new ways in early childhood education and care settings
Professor Virginia Schmied, University of Western Sydney
#8 - Bumps to Babes and Beyond; supporting Aboriginal mothers in their journey to parenthood
Beverley Allen, QEC Early Parenting Centre
#29 - What does population-level data tell us about community-level interventions? And what should governments be doing about it?
David Engelhardt, Department for Education and Child Development
#33 - Community partnership planning – shared planning, shared measurement, shared accountability for children’s outcomes
Jenny Philip-Harbutt, Office for Children and Young People, Department for Education and Children Development, Adelaide

15.00-15.30

#113 - Pre-conception pathways to paternal mental health and offspring wellbeing: Protocols and aims of the Men and Parenting Pathways Study
Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Deakin University

#15 - Strengthening children’s early numeracy learning through effective parent and educator partnerships
Anne Hampshire, The Smith Family

#41 - Paint the Town REaD and grandfathers, fathers, uncles, brothers…..
Barbie Bates, Paint the Town REaD Ltd

#38 - The experiences of young children with migrant and refugee backgrounds at school
Dr Clemence Due, The University of Adelaide

15.30-16.00

AFTERNOON TEA

16.00-17.00

Keynote Speaker - 1001 Critical Days Campaign

Clair Rees, UK Parliamentary Early Years Advisor and Researcher, UK

Chairperson: Dr Dianne Jackson, CEO ARACY

17.00-18.00

Networking Hour

Conference Foyer

18.30-20.30

Restaurant Night (Various Locations) : Click here to book your ticket

Day 2: Thursday 25 June 2015

08.00

Registration

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Conference Foyer

09.00-09.10

Welcome to Day 2

Grand Ballroom

09.10-10.00

Keynote Speakers - Transformations in parenting: Parents as co-workers in a re-conceptualised system

Paul Prichard, Training and Development Manager, Centre for Community Child Health together with a Parent from a local Child and Family Centre

Chairperson: Mark Green, CEO Tasmanian Early Years Foundation

Grand Ballroom

10.00-10.30

Clarence Plains Children’s Choir

Supported by Bright Spark, Paint the Town REaD

Grand Ballroom

10.30-11.00

MORNING TEA

11.00-11.45

Keynote Speakers - Conversation with Parents

Facilitator: Lynn Wyllie Watson, Centre Leader, Ravenswood Child and Family Centre

Grand Ballroom

11.45-12.45

Session 3A

Research and Evaluation Workshop

Grand Ballroom 1

Results Based Accountability and The Nest: a match made in heaven
Kate Tye, Results Leadership Group Australia

Session 3B

Parental Engagement Workshop

Grand Ballroom 2

Implications of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into childcare and early childhood learning
Sue West and Tim Moore, Centre for Community Child Health, Myra Geddes, Goodstart Early Learning and Dr Alice Hill, The Antipodean Family Foundation

Session 3C

Community Building Presentation

Harbour View 1

Engaging priority children in early childhood education and creating opportunities for families
Dr Linda Mitchell, The University of Waikato, NZ

Session 3D

Policy Workshop

Grand Ballroom 3

Platforms: aligning research, policy and practice in early years systems
Suzanne Purdon, Derwent Valley Child and Family Centre, Leonie Symes, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Anthony Raitman, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria)

12.45-13.45

LUNCH

13.45-14.45

Session 4A

Research and Evaluation

Grand Ballroom 1

Session 4B

Parental Engagement

Grand Ballroom 2

Session 4C

Community Building

Grand Ballroom 3

Session 4D

Policy

Harbour View 1

13.45-14.15 #72 - What’s the difference between foster and kinship care children aged 0-4 years and normative groups of young children in terms of their learning and wellbeing? Findings from the national Early Childhood in Foster and Kinship Care Study
Dr Sarah Wise, The University of Melbourne
#35 - Off to a better start: brief support for babies and their teen parents
Dr Susan Nicolson, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
#56 - Child and family based community development in the Ripley Valley
Tim Eltham, Child, Youth and Family Alliance Ipswich and West Moreton
#95 - Symposium: Growing healthy minds in early childhood education and care (60 mins)
Dr Sarah Cavanagh, Australian Psychological Society, Judy Kynaston, Early Childhood Australia and Jo Cole, ACT Health

 

 

 

14.15-14.45

#87 - Revisioning professionalism from the periphery
Dr Jennifer Skattebol, UNSW Australia
Associate Professor Christine Woodrow, University of Western Sydney

#92 - Let's talk about children
Brad Morgan, Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

#84 – Communities Keep Kids Safe Parenting Program
Trista Cocker, NAPCAN

14.45-15.00 AFTERNOON TEA

15.00-16.00

Keynote Speaker - Collective Impact; a relationships-based approach achieving intergenerational change for our young children

Dr Michelle Lucas, Opportunity Child

Chairperson: Elizabeth Daly OAM, Board Chair Tasmanian Early Years Foundation

Grand Ballroom

16.00-16.10

Invited Speaker - Tree Change Dolls....the story so far!

Sonia Singh, Tree Change Dolls

16.10-17.45

Poster Sessions

17.45-18.30

Networking

Day 3: Friday 26 June 2015

08.00

Registration

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Conference Foyer

09.00-09.10

Welcome to Day 3

Grand Ballroom

9.10-10.10

Inaugural ARACY EYC Oration - Looking Back to See Ahead

Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott

Chairperson: Barbara Wellesley AM, Convenor ARACY Early Years Chapter

10.10-10.40

MORNING TEA

10.40-12.40

Session 5A

Research and Evaluation

Grand Ballroom 1

Session 5B

Parental Engagement

Grand Ballroom 2

Session 5C

Community Building

Grand Ballroom 3

Session 5D

Policy

Harbour View 1

10.40-11.10 #99 - Incarcerated fathers their parent education and support needs
Professor Cathrine Fowler, University of Technology Sydney
#93 - Creative connections in the early years - supporting children and families to flourish
Rosie McKeand, Tasmanian Early Years Foundation and Leigh Tesch, Creative Connections in the Early Years
#86 - The Common Approach: supporting positive outcomes for children
Madeleine Gardiner, Tas Department of Health and Human Services and Dr Stacey Fox, ARACY
#101 - Early Childhood Agreement for Children in Out of Home Care - What difference will this make?
Robyn Bourke, Department of Education and Training, Victoria
11.10-11.40 #105 - Randomised trial of antenatal depression treatment - impact on early measures of infant development
Dr Alan Gemmill, Parent-Infant Research Institute
#94 - Family-School & Community Partnerships Framework: a resource for enhancing educational setting partnerships from birth to career
Dianne Giblin AM, Australian Council of State School Organisations
#97 - Hearing Warpliri, Martu and Ngarinyin Voices for Children
Annette Fuller, Australia Program – World Vision Australia
#64 - Implementing A Multichannel Platform to Disseminate Evidence-based Resources That Support Everyday Parenting And Child Development
Dr Julie Green, Raising Children Network
11.40-12.10 #106 - Symposium: Sleep management in young children: Informing health professionals and empowering parents. (60 mins)
Dr Sarah Blunden, Central Queensland University

 

#104 - Early School-Based Parent Involvement, Students’ Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement among Australian Primary School Children: A Longitudinal Study
Dr Graham Daniel, Charles Sturt University
#102 - Read to me I love it! Translating research into innovative practice with Aboriginal families in remote communities
Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh and Dr Lennie Barblett, Edith Cowan University
#114 - right@home: An Australian , multi-state, sustained nurse home visiting randomised controlled trial
Dr Charlene Smith, ARACY
(60 minutes)

 

12.10-12.40

#108 - Art About Us - Little Mob
Sally Mollison, Salmutations

#28 - Reframing the Early Childhood Development Story in Australia
Vikki Leone and Megan Keyes, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

12.40 - 13.00

Final summary - Farewell from Tasmania

Dr Lindsay Smith, ARACY Tasmanian Convenor and Minister Petrusma

Grand Ballroom

13.30-16.30

Conference Site Visits to local Child and Family Centres

1. Visit to Bridgewater and Chigwell

2. Visit to Derwent Valley

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