Last week, Lauren headed up to Northern NSW to attend the DCJ TEI gathering. Seventy service providers from the region came to exchange knowledge and build networks within the sector.
The day’s agenda encompassed panel discussions addressing key topics such as strategies for attracting, recruiting, and retaining great staff, securing philanthropic funding, an update on the TEI evaluation from Anthony Shannon, a session delving into the interpretation of local DEX data, and engaging discussions on the integration of trauma-informed care into services.
“The experience of being in the midst of community-minded individuals with a passion for supporting children, young people, and families was uplifting and inspiring” said Lauren.
“The opportunity to visit with services, establish face-to-face connections, and witness firsthand the remarkable work being undertaken by the sector was invaluable. Special thanks to The Family Centre and Northern Rivers Community Gateway for generously sharing their innovative approaches to addressing community needs, particularly in the aftermath of the 2022 floods.”