ACWA Airs Member Concerns Over Reform Implementation

ACWA has written to Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward seeking clarity and resolution around a number of serious concerns being voiced by the non-government sector in relation to the implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms. In his letter, ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has requested a meeting with Ms Goward to […]

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Ignite Your Leadership Brain with CLP

Amazing … Exhausting … Inspiring … These are just some of the words used to describe the three-day workshop Igniting Brains for Leadership led by dynamic executive coach Maryanne Perry. Using the latest in neuroscience research, participants explore new tools to enable them to make confident decisions and create confidence in them. “Understanding how our […]

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Rational Use of Psychotropic Medications with Youth in ITC Settings

Practitioners are invited to view Dr Chris Bellonci’s presentation from ACWA’s recent webinar on the rational use of psychotropic medications with youth in ITC settings. During his presentation, Dr Bellonci discussed current patterns of medication use and the opportunity to use residential stays as a setting for thoughtful medication reassessment. Participants got the chance to develop […]

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Assessing Parental Capacity and Working with Parents

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit hosted a two-day Assessing Parental Capacity and Working With Parents Best Practice Forum in April 2018 examining best practice for working with families and issues involved in the assessment of parental capacity. The forum was designed to support ACWA’s members in their work under the new Permanency Support Program. A summary of the […]

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Help for Young People Struggling to Pay Off Fines

ACWA is eager to remind agencies working with young people about the Work Development Order Scheme operating in NSW that provides valuable support to vulnerable youth who are unable to pay their fines. The accrual of outstanding fines and subsequent debt can exacerbate the disadvantage already experienced by this cohort, as licences are suspended and […]

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