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1 aracy.org.au Celebrating 10 years

2 “... a national research partnership for developmental health and wellbeing is being planned for Australia... We believe collectively much more will be achieved... ” Fiona Stanley, 2001

3 First steps ARACY is established as a not-for-profit organisation by 40 founders

4 Professor Fiona Stanley AC Director and CEO aracy.org.au Michael Chaney Board Chairman Elaine Henry OAM Director Tony Fitzgerald AC, QC Director Inaugural Board members

5 aracy.org.au “We are a keen supporter of the alliance... it’s working in an area which is of enormous national importance to all Australians.” Prime Minister John Howard Launch of ARACY 19 July 2002

6 Collaboration aracy.org.au “No one person, no one alliance, no one nation, no one of us is as smart as all of us thinking together.” James Stavridis

7 aracy.org.au 2003 Funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to support development child & youth research networks

8 aracy.org.au 2005 Prof Ann Sanson appointed coordinator of ARACY ARC/NHMRC network: fostering innovation & collaboration

9 aracy.org.au ARACY the first to use webinars to assist in networking between researchers and practitioners from all over Australia, and the world

10 Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences aracy.org.au 2005 ARACY conference Closing the ‘Know-Do’ Gap Focusing on turning research into action 2006 Creating Child Friendly Cities conference The Australasian Adolescent health conference

11 aracy.org.au National Indigenous Education think-tank with the Kulunga Research Network 2007 Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

12 aracy.org.au 2009 Inaugural ARACY Annual Forum Community attitudes to children: helpful or harmful? Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

13 aracy.org.au 2009 ARACY conference Transforming Australia for our children’s future: making prevention work Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

14 aracy.org.au Middle years symposium 2010 Advancing collaboration practice Forum 2010 ARACY Annual Forum 2010: Preventing youth violence: why simplistic solutions won’t work Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

15 aracy.org.au 2011 ARACY Annual Forum Intensive nurse home visiting for disadvantaged children: what works? Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

16 aracy.org.au 2012 ARACY Annual Forum Engaging families in the early childhood development story Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

17 aracy.org.au st Biennial Australian Implementation Conference Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

18 aracy.org.au 2013 Fostering collaboration: innovative conferences

19 ARACY Networks aracy.org.au Strengthening collaboration between researchers, practitioners and policymakers

20 New Investigators Network Linking promising young researchers with Australia’s leading thinkers aracy.org.au

21 ARACY networks... Knowledge Brokering Network Prevention Science Network Early Years Chapter Australian Fatherhood Research Network Longitudinal Studies Network Student Resilience and Wellbeing Network aracy.org.au

22 Dr Dianne Jackson NSW Cathie Nolan Victoria Professor Cate Taylor Western Australia ARACY State Convenors: local networking and advocacy Convenors to be appointed in other states soon

23 aracy.org.au “Science is a careful, disciplined, logical search for knowledge... obtained by examination of the best available evidence and always subject to correction... What's left is magic... and it doesn't work...” James Randi Evidence

24 A digest of evidence, research and news to more than 3,000 readers aracy.org.au Weekly eBulletin

25 Report card #1 on the wellbeing of young Australians aracy.org.au 2008

26 aracy.org.au The first international comparative report card on child wellbeing in Australia

27 Report card #2 to be published in 2013 aracy.org.au

28 Using Australia’s leading researchers to analyse best evidence on specific issues, programs, topics or policies... quick, cost effective, and high quality evidence checks aracy.org.au ARACY Evidence check : What works for children & young people?

29 Prevention “Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” Albert Einstein aracy.org.au

30 ARACY evidence checks: turning best evidence into preventative action aracy.org.au Sustained Nurse Home Visiting project

31 aracy.org.au The strongest evidence- based program to reduce the impact of poverty on children's educational attainment ARACY evidence checks: turning best evidence into preventative action

32 aracy.org.au Large scale multi-state ‘gold standard’ evaluation program – the largest project of its type in Australia ARACY evidence checks: turning best evidence into preventative action

33 aracy.org.au The Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) initiative Providing a common tool for service providers to prevent problems for at-risk children and youth ARACY evidence checks: turning best evidence into preventative action

34 aracy.org.au ARACY focus on the Middle Years and social & emotional wellbeing: Numerous states now working middle years strategies ARACY evidence checks: turning best evidence into preventative action

35 aracy.org.au Collaboration on measuring social and emotional wellbeing in the middle years Anti-bullying forum at Australian Parliament House with Minister Garrett, facilitated by ARACY Minister Garrett “... there is a clear awareness that the social and emotional development of children is critical to their future mental wellbeing.” ARACY focus on the Middle Years and social & emotional wellbeing: ARACY evidence checks: turning best evidence into preventative action

36 Commitment to Young Australians Principles to guide ARACY member organisations in their decision- making and actions related to children and young people aracy.org.au

37 Text here aracy.org.au Evidence-based prevention programs: Football United One of the only programs in Australia proven to enhance social inclusion for refugee, migrant and low SES children in school settings

38 Evidence-based prevention programs: Social Marketing to influence positive parenting Using best evidence from public health social marketing techniques (e.g SunSmart) to influence a range of parental behaviours ARACY’s Work for COAG in 2012 – being considered for pilot in aracy.org.au

39 ARACY’s members: Strength in unity More than 2,200 organisational and individual members

40 ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers Mr Michael Chaney AO ARACY Chair, aracy.org.au

41 ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers Professor Fiona Stanley AC ARACY Chair,

42 aracy.org.au ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers Ms Elaine Henry OAM ARACY Chair, 2011-

43 aracy.org.au Mr Peter Mason AM Mr Paul Kelly ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers Former Board Members

44 aracy.org.au Dr Jeffrey Harmer Ms Heather Ridout Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers Former Board Members

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46 aracy.org.au Professor Rob Moodie: 2007 Mr Tim Goodwin: 2008 Dr Norman Swan: 2009 ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers Current Board Members

47 aracy.org.au Ms Elaine Henry OAM: 2002 Ms Lisa Paul: 2010 Dr Gervase Chaney: 2012 ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers Current Board Members

48 Professor Brian Head CEO aracy.org.au Dr Lance Emerson CEO 2007-present Professor Fiona Stanley CEO Executive Director ARACY’s governance: Australia’s leading thinkers

49 Bringing collaboration, evidence and prevention together aracy.org.au

50 The Nest: A national plan for child & youth wellbeing... to help align efforts towards a shared goal aracy.org.au

51 ... grounded in what children, young people and families think is required to improve wellbeing

52 aracy.org.au... a Report Card detailing how children and young people are faring, and to help progress shared responsibility

53 aracy.org.au Work continues in 2013 toward an integrated plan... evidence informed ‘game changer’strategies to improve child & youth wellbeing over the next years

54 Farewell Fiona! Thank you for all you have done for ARACY aracy.org.au

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