Enabling all Queensland families, care givers, and educators to be ‘brain builders’: The Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership
September 17, 2020 - September 17, 2020
As part of ARACY’s national Brain Builders+ Alliance, the Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership is being established to bring together researchers, evaluators, policy and program makers, peak bodies, service providers, and health, education, justice and other care professionals and practitioners to facilitate the infusion of neuroscience and other child development-related science into the design and delivery of policy, programs, and practice.
This is not a new centre or institute, but an alliance to make the most of the capabilities in Queensland and beyond, with a focus on opportunities to build systems, community, and workforce capability.
Aligned to the Advancing Queensland Priorities’ Give All our Children a Great Start, and especially the target of reducing the rate of vulnerability on the AEDC index, the Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership is designed to be a government, community, industry, and tertiary partnership. So far, Queensland Government departments along with Health and Wellbeing Queensland, Queensland Children’s Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Family and Child Commission, and the Queensland Mental Health Commission have all indicated support.
Join Michael Hogan, former Director-General of the Departments of Child Safety, Youth and Women, and of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and now, facilitator of the Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership, and co-chair of ARACY’s Great to Eight research initiative, as he describes how the partnership is being built and how it will work.
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