National Foster and Kinship Care Conference 2019

20 August 2019

LWB is thrilled to announce that we are Platinum Sponsors of the FCAWA 2019 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Walking Together’ and boasts a fantastic line up of speakers, workshops and entertainment. LWB, along with other sensational speakers, will be presenting tailored workshops have staff managing a booth in the conference hall.

Why are we involved?

  • To recognise and reward our wonderful Carers for the endless work they do

  • To contribute to the ongoing discussions in Foster Care by promoting Family Inclusion, MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY and the CARE Model

  • To network with other agencies and carers to develop ongoing relationships and partnerships

What are we presenting on?

  • Implementing a trauma informed crisis intervention system, presented by Martha Holden (Cornell University) and Veronica Marin (CARE and TCI Implementation Lead, Life Without Barriers)

  • Connect and restore: building bridges to safely connect children to their families, presented by Karyn Frylink (foster carer) and Jessica Cocks (Practice Lead, Life Without Barriers)

  • Connecting carers, children and families in the community, presented by Chris Skinner (Practice Advisor, Life Without Barriers)

Conference Topics:

  • Get more openness, honesty and straight talk

  • Implementing a trauma informed crisis intervention system

  • Fostering together – better support and participation for the children of foster carers

  • Childhood trauma – the body and the brain keep the score

  • Parenting with personality

  • The magic coat for social and emotional wellbeing

  • Helping the anxious child to shine

  • Transforming support for kinship carers

  • Listening to the views of children and young people

  • Not too late for intervention - one teen foster's journey to literacy

  • Connect & restore - building bridges to safely connect children to their families

  • An appreciative enquiry into a foster carer's journey

  • The value of right relationship between children in care

  • Understanding FASD to walk beside and move forward together

  • From trauma to trust - breaking the cycle of placement breakdowns

  • Connecting carers, children and families in the community (mockingbird family)

  • Finding families of aboriginal children in care and connecting with culture

  • It's tough but you'll get there - stories and voices from young people in care

  • Where do I come from? Why being able to answer this question is critical for children

  • Fostering a children with a disability

If you are attending the conference, come and find us at our Life Without Barriers stall, we'd love to share our work with you and answer any questions you might have.

National Foster and Kinship Care Conference 2019

WhenThursday, 5 September, 5:00pm - Saturday, 7 September, 11:00pm
WhereRendezvous Hotel
148 The Esplanade
Scarborough Beach WA

Organised by Foster Care Association WA (FCAWA)