Families ACT Executive Officer Will Mollison with Community Services Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. 

Community Services Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith visits Families ACT

May 15, 2017

Families ACT hosted a Thank You Breakfast to kick off National Families Week (May 15-21) and to thank the staff of all our member organisations for the work they do 365 days a year supporting children, young people and families in the ACT and surrounding region. The enduring theme for National Families Week, 'Stronger Families, Stronger Communities', reflects the commitment of our member organisations to ensure that all families receive the support they need.

Thanks to Community Services Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith for joining us for breakfast, and taking the opportunity to meet our members and hear more about the fantastic work they do.

For more information about National Families Week visit www.nfw.org.au


 Middle Years Forum update

A big thank you to everyone who attended Families ACT’s Middle Years Forum on 9th February, for making the day such a success and for completing the evaluation forms.

It has been very helpful to have feedback about what people liked about the day and how we might improve future events. We were really pleased to receive a number of suggestions for follow-up forums both on related and unrelated issues.

The collated feedback can be found here.

There was a keen interest in having access to the speakers’ PowerPoint presentations. These can be accessed here:

Professor George Patton 

Professor Gerry Redmond 

Stephen Bartos 

Debbie Noble-Carr 

Alasdair Roy

We were also gratified that participants valued the breadth of agency representation in the room, and by the suggestion that we should be aiming for the same spread of government and community sector representation at future events. One participant was interested in knowing who attended, so please find a list of attendees here.

We have an email list of people who were at the forum and will keep you posted about future developments.

If you missed the Middle Years Forum and would like more information, please contact Families ACT.