What it takes – Engaging pregnant and parenting young people
The Symposium will bring together people from around Australia who provide support services for pregnant and parenting young people. We will also hear from young people and challenge state and federal governments and schools to do better at meeting the needs of these young people.
Day 1 Thurs 8 Aug
Registration & morning tea
Conference opening by The Hon Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth & Women
Headline address: National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell – How to improve outcomes for young parents and their children in Australia – the laws, policies and programs that impact on them
|11.45am Panel 1 – Policy makers & school leaders|
– Minister Farmer, Simon Riley, Principal, Ipswich SHS, Mike Gilbert, Deputy Principal Port School, WA and Jan Marshall, CC Cares, Canberra
|1.30pm – Session 1 workshops|
1 Setting up and sustaining a school program
2 Understanding the impact of childhood trauma in pregnant and parenting young women
3 Unplanned pregnancy options
|2.30pm – break|
|2.45pm Panel 2 – Young parents|
|3.30pm Keynote address|
– Dr Deborah Lynch & Dr Angelique Howell, University of Queensland I want to go back to school but how am I going to do this? Young mothers’ perspectives on completing schooling.
|4.30-6pm Networking, drinks & nibbles|
Day 2 – Friday 9 Aug
|9.00am Keynote Address|
Dr Iain Hay, Macquarie University – What works? identifying the critical factors for success in supporting young parents reengagement with education and training
|10.00am – Morning tea|
|10.30am Session 2 workshops|
1 Parents Next
2 Call the midwife!
3 Improving education & health outcomes for young parents
|11.30am Session 3 workshops|
1 How to run a campaign
2 Intimate partner violence and the impact on teenage mothers
3 (A re-run of the most popular workshop in session 1 & 2)
|1.30pm Keynote address|
Joanne Furminger & Tiara Ruua, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health – Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program: Changing the world, one baby at a time
|2.30-3.00pm Closing session – Summary & recommendations to AYPP|
See here for the workshop abstracts.
Our aims are to:
- bring together people from around Australia who provide support services
- hear from young people – their experiences, aspirations and successes
- challenge state and federal governments and schools to better meet the needs of these young people
Venue Maroochy RSL Events Centre
Address Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore Qld
Cost $200 or $70 for students & unwaged
Included lunch and morning tea both days
Closing date for booking 26 July 2019
Please pass this on to people you know may be interested and call us on 0407 594 319 if you have any questions or have difficulty in booking. For those with babies, we will have a mums and bubs room at the venue.
Beautiful Maroochydore is on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane. The Sunshine Coast Airport is 9.6km from the venue and the cost by taxi is ~$30.
See here for accommodation within walking distance of the Maroochy RSL. All are close to the river, the beach and the Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre.
And if you have not already booked:
Photo: Amanda & Bailey