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ACCAN 2015 - Sunday 29 March

Opening Address


  • Pacifica Session - Vaaifetu – guardianship of stars – our children, families and practitioners: Pacific practices of vaaifetu in health and statutory social work. - Dr Teuila Percival, KidzFirst Children’s Hospital and Karanina Sumeo, Child, Youth and Family (PDF 2.8mb)


Supporting Siblings

  • Communities of care: Supporting siblings - Tracie Shipton, Dingwall Trust (PDF 1mb)
  • Giving sorrow words: The experience of siblings separated in care - Trish McCluskey, Berry Street (PDF 2mb)
  • Hoki ki te Rito - Oranga Whānau: Supporting whānau relationships - Lynaire Doherty, Ohomairangi Trust (PDF 2.3mb)

Whole of community approaches

  • Safeguarding children: Every day matters, empowering a whole community - Willow Duffy, Safeguarding Children Initiative (SCI) (PDF 1.1mb)
  • E Tu Whānau: Inspiring positive change, creating a different future for our tamariki and mokopuna - Darrin Haimona, Māori Reference Group on Family Violence (PDF 1.9mb)
  • Best practice models for programmes to promote positive parenting and prevent family violence within culturally and linguistically diverse communities in New Zealand - Jennifer Janif,Community Investment, Ministry of Social Development (PDF 1.1mb)

Preventing child sexual abuse

  • Sexual violence prevention education: Some messages from research - Dr Eileen Oak, Massey University (PDF 331kb)
  • Professional recommendations for prevention approaches to child sexual abuse prevention in Australia - Dr Georgia Babatsikos, Deakin University (PDF 546kb)
  • Holistic approaches to child sexual abuse: Trends and needs - Dr Georgia Babatsikos, Deakin University (PDF 215kb)

Working effectively with children

  • ‘Can you hear me?’: How a holistic and culturally responsive approach incorporates the voice of children who have a disability and/or mental health issue - Susanne Llopis, Community Living (PDF 525kb)
  • Ensuring the best fi t: Therapeutic intervention with an ‘alienated’ child - Debbie Watkin, Child, Youth & Family (PDF 621kb)
  • Home-based early learning for children in foster care - Sally Moffatt, Footsteps Education Ltd (PDF 1mb)

Innovations in culturally secure practice

  • Whānau Ora: A new journey - Merepeka Raukawa- Tait,Te Pou Matakana (PDF 1.7mb)
  • Manaaki Tangata: A baby’s imprint - Carole Tana-Tepania, Mangere East Family Service Centre - No presentation available
  • Tamanui (A Māori Parenting Resource) - Kerry-Leigh Dougall, Naku Enei Tamariki Inc. - No presentation available

Statutory child protection practice

  • Practice First - Kate Alexander, NSW Department of Family and Community Services (PDF 2.7mb)
  • Re-conceptualising the child protection system – An ecological approach - Dr Fotina Hardy, Australian Association of Social Workers (PDF 552kb)
  • The alignment of culture and practice to achieve positive outcomes for children and families - Chris Boyle, Social Worker (PDF 622kb)


  • Achieving change: Evolution of a multiagency response to child protection and family violence - Miranda Ritchie, Health Networks Ltd; Kati Wilson, Auckland District Health Board; Dr Patrick Kelly, Starship Children’s Hospital; Dr Russell Wills, Office of Children’s Commissioner; Julie Arthur, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board; Jenny Humphries, Southern District HealthBoard; Rebecca Young, Auckland District Health Board; Kate Williams, Child, Youth and Family & Chris Bush, Cluster 8 (PDF 2.5mb)


  • Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s Monitoring Framework: Taking a child-centred approach to assessing the quality of social work practice within Child, Youth and Family sites and residences - Liz Kinley, Sarah Hayward & Awhina Buchanan, Office of the Children’s Commissioner (PDF 968kb)
  • Care and protection from an immigrant and refugee perspective - Petronilla Mazai, Diversity & Multicultural Consultant (PDF 546kb)
  • What are we are all worried about and why we all have a part to play - Charlotte Harris & Bronwyn Kay, Child, Youth and Family (PDF 608kb)
  • Trauma informed multidisciplinary legal practice: Learnings for professionals working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma - Kit Baigent, Jo Walker & Megan Krakouer, knowmore legal services (PDF 1.4mb)
  • Engaging with children and young people in care - Sarah Ashton & Tracie Shipton, Dingwall Trust (PDF 4.3mb)


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