White Kite Drawing

Annual Leneen Forde Public Address – 22 October 2019




Reflections from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Keynote Speaker:  Professor Helen Milroy

Professor Milroy is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Professor at the University of Western Australia; Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission; and Honorary Research Fellow with Telethon Kids Institute. Professor Milroy was a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Her work and research interests include child mental health and recovery from trauma and grief, application of Indigenous knowledge, and cultural models of care.  She is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her address will reflect the many learnings from the Royal Commission including the importance of bearing witness, keeping children safe, trauma informed approaches, and competency in mental health systems of care.

The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) aims to improve interdisciplinary professional collaboration in the child protection system in Queensland.


PowerPoint file:

Milford Leneen Forde address 2019ppt


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