Full Membership$90.00 on June 30th each year and a $90.00 sign-up fee
Our members come from the private, government and non-government sectors across a broad range of professional backgrounds that work in child protection. We welcome members from all levels of the Judiciary, Tribunal members, private practice and government lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, doctors, nurses, allied health practitioners, government and non-government child protection workers, academics, youth workers and drug and alcohol workers. Purchasing this membership grants access to all of our members-only content for one year. The membership term is from 1 July to 30 June each year. Membership will automatically renew on 30 June each year unless otherwise instructed.JOIN NOW
Leneen Forde Public Address – 22 October 2019$40.00
CHILD PROTECTION PRACTITIONERS ASSOCIATION (QLD) 2019 LENEEN FORDE PUBLIC ADDRESS 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. This event is named in honour of Ms Leneen Forde AO who led the 1999 Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions. DATE : Tuesday 22 October 2019 VENUE : Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, 415 George Street, Brisbane REGISTRATION 5.00 – 5.30 PM ADDRESS 5.30 – 6.30 PM RECEPTION 6.30 – 7.30 PM FREE FOR MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS $40 For information about how to join or renew your membership go to www.cppaq.com.au Membership is vital to support the work of the Association.JOIN NOW
Practice Paper Tickets – 19 June 2019$40.00
CHILD PROTECTION PRACTITIONERS ASSOCIATION SUE DIGGLES MEMORIAL PRACTICE PAPER WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2019 at 5.30 Sue Diggles joined the CPPAQ Board in 2014 and sadly passed away in 2015. To recognise her outstanding contribution to CPPAQ and the child protection field in Queensland, the Brisbane Catholic Education Office sponsors an annual practice paper in her name. Topic: Therapeutic work with children who have experienced abuse and neglect About this paper: Abuse and neglect has adverse effects on the social, emotional, psychological, and cognitive development of children. Many children benefit from therapeutic interventions to address these impacts. This paper will address what a child therapist does, what attachment disorders are, which children benefit from therapeutic interventions and which do not, and how other professionals and people involved with children - including teachers, caseworkers, and carers - can help the therapeutic process. Chair: Her Honour Judge Deborah Richards, Judge of the District Court of Queensland, President of the Childrens Court of Queensland Speaker: Lorren Arezio, Clinical Psychologist, Evolve Therapeutic Services PRESENTATIONS COMMENCE PROMPTLY AT 5.30 PM DRINKS AND NETWORKING TO FOLLOW NOTE NEW VENUE: Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Level 21, 400 George Street, Brisbane FREE FOR MEMBERS – DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AT CHECKOUT NON-MEMBERS $40 For information about how to join or renew your membership go to www.cppaq.com.au Membership is vital to support the work of the Association.JOIN NOW
Practice Paper Tickets – 20 March 2019$40.00CHILD PROTECTION PRACTITIONERS ASSOCIATION PRACTICE PAPER WEDNESDAY 20 March 2019 at 5.30pm Topic: Are you ready for the National Redress Scheme? • Are you working with an adult or child/young person who has been sexually abused within an institution? • What is the National Redress Scheme? • Which institutions are participating? What do I do if the institution is not participating? • Who is eligible? Who isn’t and why. • Do you know enough to explain it them? • How do you apply? • What can applicants receive from the NRS? Following the recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Reponses to Child Sexual Abuse a National Redress Scheme (NRS) has been established. This session will be presented by knowmore legal service. Knowmore is a free national legal service funded to assist survivors of institutional child sexual abuse to ensure they have access to redress. This session will provide detailed information about the NRS, including the three components of the scheme available to survivors, the impact of prior payments, the assessment framework used to assess the amount a survivor will receive and the legal options available to survivors, including at common law. Speaker: Leanne Scoines Leanne Scoines is a solicitor and social worker with thirty years' child protection experience working with vulnerable children and their families. In 2008 Leanne received the Queensland Commission for Children and Young People Child Protection Week Professional Services Award for outstanding contribution to child protection practice in Queensland. Leanne has a strong commitment to social justice and ensuring that the most vulnerable members of the community have access to justice and advocacy. Leanne has worked as Senior Lawyer at the Director Child Protection Litigation, Qld. Leanne is currently the Managing Lawyer at knowmore legal service Brisbane which offers assistance in relation to the National Redress Scheme. Chair: Nicola Doumany Nicola Doumany is the Executive Director of Community Justice Services, Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Nicola has held various leadership roles in both Commonwealth and State governments, administering legislation, promoting human rights and delivering quality client services including leading the establishment of Victim Assist Queensland. Nicola is a proud recipient of the Public Service Medal and has worked with the Queensland Government for close to 25 years. PRESENTATIONS COMMENCE 5.30 PM DRINKS AND NETWORKING TO FOLLOW VENUE: Grant Thornton offices, Level 18, 145 Ann Street, Brisbane FREE FOR MEMBERS – DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AT CHECKOUT NON-MEMBERS $40 For information about how to join or renew your membership go to www.cppaq.com.au Membership is vital to support the work of the Association.JOIN NOW
Practice Paper Tickets – 28 November 2018$40.00
WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018 at 5.30 Brisbane Catholic Education Office sponsored CPPAQ Practice Paper in memory of Sue Diggles Post Inquiry: getting the voices of children and young people heard in decision making and litigation Chair: Penny Gordon (Penny Gordon & Associates) Speakers:
- Young Consultant from Create Foundation
- Catherine Moynihan, Official Solicitor and Director of Legal Services/Investigations at the Office of Public Guardian
- Tracey de Simone, Official Solicitor at the Office of the Child and Family Official Solicitor
- Nigel Miller, Director at the Office of the Director of Child Protection Litigation
- Why is hearing from children and young people important?
- What has changed since the Inquiry, what has stayed the same?
- What are the challenges, what are the opportunities?
- Where to from here?
Student Membership$60.00 on June 30th each year and a $60.00 sign-up fee
If you are studying for a professional qualification in law, justice, social work, human services, psychology, education, health or social science and are interested in advancing child protection, we offer a student membership for the reduced price, with the full benefits of membership. Purchasing this membership grants access to all of our members-only content for one year. The membership term is from 1 July to 30 June each year. Membership will automatically renew on 30 June each year unless otherwise instructed.JOIN NOW