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Reminder for Upcoming Symposium: “The Prevention of Violence Against Children: Research, Policy and Practice”


The Children and Youth Research Centre (CYRC) are hosting a symposium on The Prevention of Violence Against Children: Research, Policy and Practice Symposium from 17- 18 November, 2015. The Symposium will be held at QUT’s Gardens Theatre Foyer, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Australia. 

About the Symposium

The Symposium aims to promote and facilitate communication, discussion and collaboration in working towards effective change in the prevention of violence against children. It provides an opportunity for researchers, policy makers, professionals and community organisations from Australia and internationally to come together and capitalise on the benefits that can be gained from sharing diverse viewpoints and experiences.

The Symposium offers a three-pronged approach across research, policy and practice to examine and discuss critical issues concerned with

  • Violence against children and its prevention, drawing on both global and local perspectives;
  • Effective prevention systems and policies; and,
  • Innovations in prevention and intervention from interdisciplinary and cross-sector standpoints.

Plenary speakers

Ms Megan Mitchell – opening address
National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Professor Fiona Arney – plenary speaker
Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Aunty Denise Proud – plenary speaker
Indigenous Educator and Artist

Additional speakers

Professor Michael Dunne – panel chair
Queensland University of Technology

Ms Jennifer Evans
National Project Lead Child Protection, Australian and International Programs, Australian Red Cross

Dr Katrina Lines
Executive Director of Programs, Research and Education, Act for Kids

Professor Ben Mathews
Queensland University of Technology

Dr Rosana Norman
Queensland University of Technology

Ms Jan Owen AM – panel chair
Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians

Ms Lauren Rumble
Chief, Child Protection, UNICEF Indonesia

Ms Sonia Thompson

Dr Adam Tomison
Former Director, Australian Institute of Criminology

Associate Professor Kerryann Walsh – panel chair
Queensland University of Technology

For more information and to register for the event, click here. 

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