First Friday Session – Voice of children and young people

Feb 7, 2017

Children and young people are central to communities. That’s why their voice needs to be included in our Collective Impact initiatives. But what is authentic child and youth engagement? How do we successfully embed the ideas of children and young people into defining the problems and developing the solutions? And how can they lead the way with creating sustainable social change in our communities?

This First Friday we’ll:

  •  Focus on authentic child and youth engagement.
  •  Explore successful methods you can use to successfully engage with children and young people.
  •  Discuss different approaches to include children and young people in the decision making process of your initiative.

Weather you are new to Collective Impact or an experienced backbone leader, please join Together SA staff and other members of the Collective Impact community to develop your CI practice.

Learn something new.  Question, and share your own experience.  Contribute to growing the Collective Impact movement in SA.

Cost: $30 per session (includes morning tea)

About the Presenter:

25 May 2017: New presenter announced

Dr Kaye Johnson

Kaye Johnson is an experienced educator who has a long term commitment to the rights of children and young people. She advocates for the rights of all children to have a say in matters which affect them.

So, although her work has been mainly in primary schools as a teacher and principal, Kaye believes that listening to children and young people needs to occur wherever children are present; in community groups, sports clubs, local councils and families as well as in schools.

Her doctorate: ‘Researching with children: Exploring children’s places in their primary school’ (2007); her work as National Co-ordinator for KidsMatter, the Mental Health Initiative for Australian Primary Schools (2008-2009); and her leadership of Save the Children SA’s Educating for Child Rights program (2016) have enabled her to refine ethical ways of seeking and responding to the voices of children and young people.

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