7th International QCE Conference 2012- Connection with Families Through Community,Culture&Collaborat

Organization: Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC)

Venue: Sebel Albert Park Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: Nov 14, 2012 / 8:00 am - (GMT +10:00 hours) End Date/Time: Nov 16, 2012 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +10:00 hours)
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Conference Host - QEC

QEC has a long history of providing specialised care, support and guidance to help parents to manage the many challenges that arise during early parenthood, from before birth until 4 years of age. There is a growing priority and need to offer help to families that face physical, psychological, intellectual or environmental challenges that compromise their ability to provide an environment that nurtures and supports the health and wellbeing of their infants.

QEC leads and advocates child focused and family-centred practices, all of which are underpinned by a philosophy that family is the principal source of care for children. It offers a broad range of services and programs that are culturally relevant and accessible to all clients.

Arinex are delighted to assist in facilitatating the 2012 QEC conference to bring together professionals from a wide range of disciplines, sharing a common interest in child and family wellbeing and the essential role of supporting the development of sensitive and responsive parenting.


  • Present cutting edge information on early childhood development and parenting
  • Assist service providers to develop long-term positive outcomes for the health, development and wellbeing of children and their families, and the staff who provide the services
  • Provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate
  • Present research informed best practice models of service
  • Integrate theory and practice


QEC invites you to plan now to join delegates from Australia and overseas for an informative and stimulating two days of professional development and networking.


  • Pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 14 November 2012
  • International keynote presentations
  • Invited papers from prominent Australian keynote speaker
  • Workshops and paper presentations
  • Poster presentations or displays
  • Welcome Reception: Thursday 15 November 2012, 5.30 – 6.30pm, The Sebel Albert Park


QEC is pleased to announce the participation of two leading international speakers,

  • Alicia Lieberman director of the Early Trauma Treatment Network and Past President Zero to Three: National Centre for Infants, Toddlers and Families
  • Christine Puckering author of the Mellow Parenting, an intensive 14 week program fostering parent - child attachment


  • Reflecting on Practice
    • Developing and supporting staff to partner with families who are vulnerable
    • Reflective practice/clinical supervision to support and develop staff and organisational culture
    • Addressing the safety needs of staff involved in working with families with complex life issues
  • Working with CALD & Indigenous Families
    • Delivering services from a mainstream platform
    • Successful service models and frameworks to support change
    • Developing culturally competent organisations
  • Father Inclusive Practice
    • Focussing on fathering in service design and delivery
    • Father inclusive best practice examples from the field
    • Organisational adaptations to support fathers
  • Promoting Family and Infant Mental Health
    • Focus on the developing attachment in the perinatal period
    • Building resilience through strengthening parent/carer-child interactions in the early years
    • Helping to keep the baby in mind; promoting reflective awareness to build sensitive and responsive parenting
    • Video interactional guidance as a powerful tool in working with parents and their children
  • Communities Supporting Young Children and Families at Risk
    • Innovative practices to support better outcomes for children and families
    • Early intervention to support families
    • Working with families in the child protection system to promote and sustain change
    • Frameworks for assessing parenting and the capacity for change
  • Quality Systems and Effective Policy Influencing Children
    • Current Government Policy
    • Partnerships in service design and delivery for children and families most at risk
    • Innovative service systems

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in November 2012.


For further details, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

QEC 2012 Conference Managers




65 Queens Road


Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC)