Participants in the Child Thrive Action Forum will include a diverse mix of children and youth, parents, practitioners and professionals who are committed to supporting young people to thrive in Victoria. This might include youth leaders, parents, medical practitioners, childcare providers, educators, librarians, youth workers, businesses, social workers, sports coaches, police officers, government officials and more!
The Child Thrive Action Forum is hosting a creative space for young people and practitioners to play, learn, and innovate. There will be opportunities for young people of different ages to participate in the Forum including:
• Games and activities in the Play Circles
• Pop up activities– yoga, puppets, music, and more!
• Speakers in panel discussions
• Showcasing posters and art about children’s rights
We encourage parents and practitioners to speak with children and youth prior, during and following the event to help make their participation more meaningful.
While children and youth will play a key role at the Forum, organizations and parents are responsible for their well being during the event.
The Child Thrive Action Forum will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The forum is designed in a way so that you can participate in as much (or as little) as you want.
Participation rates are all day. We are keeping the fees for the Child Thrive Action Forum as low as possible so that you (and your family) can participate in as much (or as little) as you want. Once registered, you can come and go to suit your family’s needs. (Though we hope that you will stay for as much as you can!)
Yes, a limited number of spots will be held for last minute, fully paid registrants.
There are several ways to contribute to the Forum: - as a speaker in a roundtable discussion, - showcase your organization through a resource table, - host a pop up activity, - share your ideas through collaborative planning discussions, - sponsor participants, - or even volunteer! Please contact us to explore ways that you might get involved.
Child Thrive, hosted by the International Institute for Child Rights and Development , is also part of an emerging city-wide initiative to create a collective impact mandate for children and youth in Victoria. Outcomes from the forum, including the perspectives of young people, will feed into this collaborative initiative to support positive, long-term change for Victoria’s children, youth and their families. The ChildThrive concept and the forum’s outcomes will further inform future initiatives aimed at supporting children to thrive.