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Families and Food: Identifying and responding to food insecurity

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When: December 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Time: 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

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To effectively address food insecurity, both small-scale practice responses that provide real time support and large-scale structural solutions that target root causes are needed. Child, family and community welfare organisations play an important role in both but particularly in identifying families that may be food insecure and linking them with supports.

This webinar will explore common causes of food insecurity and what works when identifying and responding to it. Building on a recent CFCA practice guide, it will:

  • Explore research evidence on the link between financial hardship and food insecurity
  • Share insights into the impact of COVID-19 on socio-economic status and food security
  • Consider what works in responding to food insecurity, particularly in a COVID-19 context
  • Identify practical strategies such as the use of screening questions for identifying food insecure families.

This event will be of interest to professionals working in child and family support, health, emergency relief and material aid, social services, local government and in rural and remote settings.