Professor Kym Macfarlane has worked in the early childhood sector for many years. She has experience as an early childhood teacher and in higher education in the field of Child and Family Studies in Human Services. She has extensive experience in working and researching practice issues and early intervention with children 0-18 years and their families.
With this intention staff at The Salvation Army and Griffith University are rolling out the Framework to other workers in this sector. This rollout will include training the CFCL Community Development workers and funded staff to be experts in the Framework of Practice and to then train other practitioners to learn to use the Framework to build safe spaces for children and families.
This workshop offers a ‘taster’ of this training to participants at the Child Aware Conference. Griffith University and Salvation Army staff will present aspects of this training package for participants to engage in and will thus share parts of the Framework and its implementation. The workshop will show how high quality practice can be undertaken and used to engage with families to co –create, design and implement safe spaces for them to use.