Communities are great when they embrace a 'family friendly' style of living; so if you would like a 'child friendly' positive outlook in our society to continue, why not plan on attending "Building a Child Friendly Community Conference"?
As part of UNICEF's Child Friendly Communities/Cities initiative, this national conference will gather together planners, researchers and those who just want their community to be kept 'child friendly'. Also known as the Logan-Beaudesert Child Friendly Community Consortium, the Brisbane conference will be held at the Logan Entertainment Centre over a two day period, and there will be a bunch of great keynote speakers as well, including Tim Costello (CEO of World Vision), Lance Emerson (CEO Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth) and Geoff Woolcock (Urban Research Program, Griffith University), just to name a few.
There will be several sessions held throughout the conference, and you will have a chance to check out the range of trade displays as well. The key themes that will be covered during the conference include safeguarding children, places and spaces, inclusion and participation, children's well-being, and collaboration and partnership. Safeguarding Children will cover the perceptions of safety and its impacts; while Places and Spaces will include information regarding healthy and supportive environments, Inclusion and Participation will cover children and their role as 'active agents' in the community; and Children's Well-being will include information regarding the nurturing of children and their development. Collaboration and Partnership will help tie all these themes together to achieve a fully integrated approach.
This conference is a great opportunity to explore the issues that surround our families, our communities, and of course, our children. By providing a place where children are safe, cared for and looked after, our communities will become a better place to live in. We need to continue to keep our communities this way so that future generations can benefit as well. Attendance at this conference will be beneficial for those who wish to make our community a child friendly environment, and is a very practical, purposeful and fun way to show your support for the community that you live in. You will also have a chance to network with other like-minded individuals and share your opinion, so don't miss out on this opportunity.
If you are planning to attend, please register online by clicking on the link for the registration form here. For more information on the Building a Child Friendly Community Conference, please call 3290 5200 or 0411 155 217.