Commissioner for Children and Young People Vulnerability Speaker Series

Improving wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal children

Commissioner for Children and Young People

Event outline

The Commissioner for Children and Young People's Vulnerability Speaker Series features presentations from a variety of international, national and distinguished WA leaders and bring together government leaders, staff from the community services sector, policy officers and academics to explore how best to address the challenges facing vulnerable children and young people in WA and inform effective strategic responses.

This FREE seminar will explore Aboriginal-led initiatives that have brought about positive change for Aboriginal children and young people.

It will examine the particular importance of supporting Aboriginal leadership and nurturing young Aboriginal leaders to help address the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in vulnerability statistics. Hear from:

Mick Gooda, former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
Winthrop Professor Helen Milroy, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia. Professor Milroy was a Commissioner for the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Andrew Jackomos, former Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People for Victoria.

Register to attend this FREE seminar - Friday 24 August, 10am-1pm

Rio Tinto is Principal Partner of the Vulnerability Speaker Series.

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Provider information

The Commissioner works closely with children and young people, their families, community and government to make WA a better place for 0 to 18 year-olds. The Commissioner regularly runs free seminars on issues relating to children and young people.