OPEN Forum – Connecting the dots of Evidence Informed Practice: Strengthening Service Design

OPEN Forum – Connecting the dots of Evidence Informed Practice: Strengthening Service Design

Last Wednesday, the Centre hosted the OPEN Forum: Connecting the dots of evidence-informed practice – strengthening service design and optimising data. This was a welcome opportunity to hear from Emily McDonald, Director of Client Services at Kids First, about their recent experience restructuring service delivery to strengthen outcomes for their children and families. Emily reflected

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100 years of child welfare advocacy – Oration presented by Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott

100 years of child welfare advocacy – Oration presented by Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Australasian Child-Welfare Conference run by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare’s precursor, the Children’s Welfare Association of Victoria. To celebrate, the Centre invites you to attend this special occasion to celebrate 100 years of child welfare advocacy in Victoria. It will acknowledge creative leadership that improved the lives of children

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Overview of the 2018 OPEN Symposium

Overview of the 2018 OPEN Symposium

Building a compelling evidence-base in Victoria’s child and family services Participant feedback from the 2108 OPEN Symposium was overwhelmingly positive. In particular, the opening keynote address by Deborah Rubien, Senior Advisor for Evidence-Based Implementation at New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), was warmly received, leaving attendees feeling informed and inspired. A highlight of

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2018 OPEN Symposium Keynote Announcement

2018 OPEN Symposium Keynote Announcement

      The annual OPEN Symposium is just two weeks away and there’s only a handful of tickets left! This year, the Symposium will be held at the Arts Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday 10 October.  Come along to learn, network and partake in vibrant discussions about the latest in innovative and promising practice. This

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Face-to-face training for the Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Reforms and introduction to MARAM.

Face-to-face training for the Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Reforms and introduction to MARAM.

Family Safety Victoria and the Department of Education and Training are jointly working towards the roll out of an integrated training package focused on the family violence and child information sharing schemes with an introduction to MARAM. Approximately 4000 priority staff from across the workforces prescribed in Phase One (27 September 2018) will be invited

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Diploma of Leadership and Management

Diploma of Leadership and Management

If you hold a leadership and management role in the child, youth and families sector, or are working towards one, the Centre is offering this unique Diploma of Leadership and Management to develop and hone your skills. The course will equip you to take initiative, show judgement in planning and organising, and arm you with

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