All round care for country kids

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The program committee for the Caring for Country Kids conference (Alice Springs, 17 to 19 April 2016) has been working on the context and content for keynote speakers. A revised program for keynote speakers is now available, to which concurrent session papers will be added once the process of ranking the abstracts received has been completed.

The call for abstracts closes this weekend (Saturday 31 October) but since staff of the NRHA and Children's Healthcare Australasia are likely not to be in over the weekend, abstracts received on Monday 2 November will almost certainly be accepted!

The conference will begin with a human rights approach to the health and wellbeing of children and move through aspects of community, social and family care to questions relating to the education, development and health status of the young child.

For some people the conference will help overcome the frustration experienced when 'early intervention', for instance where mental health is concerned, is thought of as something done for a teenager, rather than in the first 3 or 4 years of a child's life.

The conference will have something for everyone concerned with the development, care, education and health of Australia's most valuable resource. We hope to see you there.