National Adoption Awareness Week

National Adoption Awareness Week (NAAW) exists to raise awareness of adoption and the importance of permanency for children, along with providing education on the support needs of children and families.

National Adoption Awareness Week 2016

6 – 12 November

NAAW aims to increase insight and understanding through a series of specialist and community-based events exploring the experiences of children and families through local and intercountry adoption and promote reform of Australian adoption laws and practices to facilitate a community that looks after our most vulnerable – our children.

What’s on during NAAW this year?

This year we are focusing on raising awareness of the situation for displaced children in Australia and the need for all children to have a permanent, stable, loving home. Keep an eye out for campaign during NAAW. 

We are also focusing on the importance of trauma informed care and pre- and post- support services for children and families, and the increasing need for this in Australia in the coming years. 

We have Dr Mandy Howard as our international guest, to speak on several topics surrounding Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). 

Sunday 6th November

NAAW campaign commences

Monday 7th November

NAAW Launch – Parliament House, Canberra

Tuesday 8th November

Parent/Carer Session: Foundations of Connection – Brisbane

Professional Workshop: Evidence Based Practices – Brisbane

Wednesday 9th November

Research Launch  – Parliament House, Sydney

Adopt Change will be releasing research into post-adoption supports for adoptive families 

Thursday 10th November

Parent/Carer Session: Trust Based Parenting – Sydney

Friday 11th November

Professional Workshop: Foundations of Connection – Sydney

Professional Workshop: Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for Professionals – Sydney

Sunday 13th November

Mother’s Luncheon – Melbourne

What can you do during NAAW to support the cause?

Once our campaign is launched, we would love if you could share the campaign to raise awareness. Let us know if you are planning on running any NAAW related activities during the week.