NTCOSS Conference 2012

NTCOSS Conference 2012

Growing the NT Fairly - Building Stronger Links                                                                     Photos from the Conference
May 1st, 2nd & 3rd, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alice Springs

Presentation links will be activated as they become available. Contact - admin@ntcoss.org.au for further information.

Day 1

What's Working - The importance of complementary approaches to prevent youth disengagement while working with an acceptable level of risk.

Associate Professor Lynne Magor-Blatch - forensic psychologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra and Executive Officer of the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association.

Young People, Mental Health and Seeking Help

Dr Debra Rickwood - Professor of Psychology at the University of Canberra and Head of Clinical Leadership and Research at headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

The New AOD Peak Body - Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT)

Stewart Naylor - Chair of the AADANT steering committee and the CEO of the Barkly Region Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Group or BRADAAG, based in Tennant Creek.

Russell Flynn - the newly appointed AADANT Coordinator, the Northern Territory’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Peak Body.

Suicide Story

Laurencia Grant - Manager of the Life Promotion Program with the Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Valda Napurrula Shannon - a Warlpiri and Warumungu woman living and working in Tennant Creek. She is a speaker, translator and an interpreter in both Aboriginal languages.

Makin' Tracks

Jimmy Perry and Warren Miller - Two educators who provide support to communities and organisations in the development of their strategies to address the harms of petrol sniffing, alcohol and other drug use. This mobile team designs training progammes to best suit each community’s readiness and need.

Day 2

Pay Equity Won't Fit It All -  Impact of Sector Reform
Cassandra Goldie - ACOSS CEO
Jane Lloyd - Director CatholicCare NT
Georgina Bracken - Director Tennant Creek Women's Refuge
Local Sustainability in Action
John Huigen -Desert Knowledge
Marteena McKenzie - Bushlight
Hayley Michener - Alice Water Smart Business
Growing a Local Workforce
Kim Davis and Helen Fejo-Frith -Ironbark Employment
Jane Leonard - Tangentyere Council Employment Service-Workforce Capacity Building
Cultivating a Positive Media Image:Who We Are and What We Do

Day 3

The Road Less Travelled - Working Together to Build Communities,Support Families and Nurture Children

Clare Gardiner-Barnes - Chief Executive Officer Department of Children and Families

Culturally Appropriate Service Delivery or Colour Blind Tokenism?

Josie Crawshaw- SAF,T  - What Does Culturally Appropriate Service Delivery Mean for the Aboriginal Child, Youth and Families Sector?

Donna Kawane- SAF,T  -  Culturally Appropriate Service Delivery or Colour Blind Tokenism?

Lessons From An International Perspective  -  Andrew Johnson - Consultant

Bala Rali Gunga'yunamirr

The DVD Bala rali gunga’yunamirr tells the story of FAST supporting families in around schools in Galiwinku and Moulden Park. Team members, family members and school partners tell the benefits of being involved with FAST. This DVD can be found on the FAST website.

Children's Ground

Jane Vadiveloo - MPsych Forensic

Arntwirrke-tyeke ampe mape apurtele - Holding Children Together
Amelia Turner – Aboriginal Consultant, Facilitator and Nankari
Gerda Hawke - Senior Practitioner Children’s Counseling Service, Relationships Australia
Emma Greenwood – Practitioner Children's Counseling Service
Dr Fiona Arney – Evaluator, Menzies School of Health

Yolngu ideas and concerns about early childhood education: DVD

Kaltukatjara children:child rearing practices in a remote Central Australian Community  -  Lyn Byers - Remote Area Nurse





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