Upcoming Events

Posted 30-05-2023
Links and Readings - "Imagine if..." Global Day of Parents' forum - Thursday 1 June 2023

If you joined our forum - here are some information and links:

Some further readings:

    Take action!

    • Free Parent Advocate Training. 11 Jul–24 Oct 2023. South Brisbane - see flyer and more information below on this webpage.
    • The "Charter of Rights for parents involved with the child protection system in Queensland” was launched 12 months ago. Read it. Share it. And please comment on how the Charter is working via info.fin@micahprojects.org.au
    • Read our Equal Chance Newsletter - written by and with parents and families in the Qld Child Protection System.
    • Join FIN (Family Inclusion Network) via our Contact Us page.

    Speakers

    • Dr Diane DePanfilis, Professor, Silberman School of Social Work, New York
    • Dr Karen Healy, Professor, Social Work and Acting Head of School – School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Queensland
    • Justin Power, Director Member Services, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child
      Protection Peak
    • Karyn Walsh, CEO, Micah Projects
    Posted 22-05-2023
    FREE Parent Advocate Training - South Brisbane - Jul-Oct 2023

    In Term 3, FIN is launching FREE Parent Advocate Training! This training is designed by and for parents with lived experience of being parents in child protection and/or family support systems. It will teach parents to use their experience to undertake systems advocacy to improve those systems.

    If you live near Brisbane, feel like you might be ready to learn advocacy skills, and feel ready to speak up for your family and all families in Queensland, please get in touch. We’d love to meet you in person to answer all your questions and explain exactly what training involves. You can email, or submit an expression of interest, or call 0438 726 369 to have a chat and maybe arrange a time to meet.

    Please share with any local friends or family who might also be interested.

    Posted 22-05-2023
    Imagine if... United Nations Global Day of Parents - Thurs 1 June 2023

    This year's forum will focus on the importance of early support for families. Imagine if the support families received was practical, adaptable, tailored, safe, and early.

    Early support for families is proven to prevent expensive, harmful crises, reduce generational disadvantage and improve children’s development.

    The free forum will be held in-person at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, and will also be streamed online (for those outside of Brisbane).

    Thursday 1 June 2023
    9.30am – 11:30am QLD/AEST
    9:00am arrival for 9:30am start

    Queensland Multicultural Centre (Auditorium)
    102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, 4169
    Registrations essential, register here.

    RSVP by 25 May

    Child minding will be available on site 9.30am – 11.30am, registering is essential, please register.

    Online (for those outside of Brisbane)
    Link to the live stream will be sent via email. Registrations essential, register here.

    Posted 30-01-2023
    2023 Tea Time for Parents

    We warmly welcome parents who have or have had children in care to hear your opinions and views on what works and doesn't work for families. Meet over tea in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

    SOUTHSIDE

    Hawthorne | Tuesdays 7 February, 18 April, 13 June, 15 August, 10 October

    9.30am–11am, Wellspring Children and Families Hub 28 Malcolm Street, Hawthorne QLD 4171

    NORTHSIDE

    Nundah | Thursdays 16 March, 11 May, 13 July, 14 September, 16 November

    12.30pm - 2pm, Northside Connect (Nundah Neighbourhood Centre), 14 Station Street, Nundah QLD 4012

    Any questions? Please call FIN on 07 3013 6030 to ask about catering, child minding or for more information.

    We hope you can join us at a parent tea in 2023!

    FIN 2023 parent tea time flyer

    Posted 10-05-2022
    Charting the Course: the United Nations Global Day of Parents 2022

    Join Family Inclusion Network in recognising United Nations Global Day for Parents 2022

    Families are the fundamental unit of society, and parents are charting the course towards their inclusion and rights in the child protection system.

    The free forum will be held in-person at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, and will also be streamed online via Zoom.

    Wednesday 1 June 2022
    10.30am – 1pm QLD/AEST

    RSVP by Friday 20 May

    In-person event 10.30am arrival for 11am start

    Queensland Multicultural Centre (Auditorium)
    120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point 4169
    Registrations essential, register here.

    Child minding will be available on site 10.30am – 12.30pm, registering is essential, please register.

    Online event
    Link to the live stream will be sent via email. Registrations essential, register here.

    View flyer.

      Posted 19-05-2021
      Global Day of Parents 2021: Green shoots

      Join Family Inclusion Network in recognising UN Global Day for Parents with their Green Shoots Forum.

      Hear how parents’ lived experiences, tenacity and teamwork have produced green shoots of inclusion within the child protection system.

      The free forum will be held in-person at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, and will also be streamed online via Zoom.

      Tuesday 1 June 2021
      11am – 12.30pm QLD/AEST
      9am – 10.30am WA

      RSVP by Monday 24 May In-person event 10.30am arrival for 11am start
      Queensland Multicultural Centre (Auditorium)
      120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point 4169
      Registrations essential, register here: bit.ly/3f5txoC

      Non-government agencies are asked to support parents to attend with transport. Child minding will be available on site 10.30am – 12.30pm, please book places for children when registering online.

      Online event
      Link to the live stream will be sent via email. Registrations essential,
      register here: bit.ly/3f5txoC