Plenary: XPRESS Podium

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Plenary: XPRESS Podium presentations (maximum 3 minutes/one slide per speaker)

Returning from the successful trial at Child Aware 2017, XPRESS Podium will again light up the stage with a provocative idea presented to all conference delegates. Submissions for this category must promote innovative social solutions that cut across traditional boundaries. Presenters have the opportunity to challenge the status quo and help move the conversation forward. XPRESS Podium will follow the relevant plenary presentation and will allow the presenter just one slide and three minutes to inspire the audience with one key message relating to one of the key themes:

1. Improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Print Children and young people at risk of entering, or in the child protection system

2. Improving access to prevention and early intervention

Print Joint service planning and investment

3. Improving placement stability for children and young people in out-of-home care

Print Reunification and other permanent care options

4. Keeping children and young people safe from abuse

Print Organisations and government

5. Strengthening our focus on wellbeing Beyond 2020


1. Assessment criteria

Criteria for XPRESS Podium only

  • Abstract demonstrates relevance to chosen key theme, and
  • Inspires new approaches to current challenges in policy or practice, and
  • Addresses the questions:

PrintWhat is the issue?

PrintWhy does it matter? (evidence)

PrintWhat is the solution?

PrintWhat difference will it make?

2. Keywords/topics (authors to select up to three):
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
  • Agency/voice/participation
  • Child aware, child friendly
  • Child and family sensitive and inclusive practices
  • Children’s social and emotional development
  • Community solutions and engagement
  • Community policing, child safety and domestic violence
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse background perspectives
  • Data translation
  • Early intervention
  • Enhancing wellbeing for children and young people
  • Family preservation and restoration
  • Helping children and families with special needs
  • Improving parenting and family functioning
  • Indicators of success
  • Influencing the out-of-home care service system
  • Inter-disciplinary ways of working (e.g. infant and maternal health/adult services/early education and care/arts, sport and education)
  • Joint service planning
  • Justice
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Out-of-home care perspectives (e.g. children and young people/carers/grandparent carers)
  • Placement stability in out-of-home care
  • Preventing mental health problems
  • Prevention in rural and remote communities
  • Prevention to address risk factors and the safety of children and young people
  • Public health approaches to child safety and wellbeing
  • Self-determination and community voice
  • Support for children and families affected by disability
  • Supporting birth parents
  • Supporting young parents
  • Transitioning to adulthood
  • Voices of children and young people
3. General policies and requirements
  • A presenting author must submit the abstract
  • Abstracts must address the overarching theme and/or the specific area of focus
  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, mail, email or USB/CD
  • Abstracts must be submitted online by 20 January 2019
  • Abstract length must not exceed 250 words
  • Abstract title maximum 15 words
  • Author bios are a maximum 50 words
  • Author must also provide a 50 word summary of the abstract to be included in the conference handbook
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed
  • All abstracts must contain original work of the presenting author(s)
  • All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of 28 February 2019
  • Acceptance of papers will be on the basis of blind peer review
  • Accepted abstracts will be published on the Conference website.
  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.
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