Emerging Practice Knowledge: Current Research and Practice Issues in Child and Family Services

The latest edition of ACWA’s developing practice journal (Issue 49), guest edited by Dr Wendy Foote (ACWA), is now available. The issue begins with Judi Apte’s in-depth discussion of two key components of collaborative work (collective intelligence and cognitive flexibility) and the importance of leadership capabilities in promoting successful interprofessional collaboration. Judi then provides readers with a practical […]

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ACWA Releases New National Kinship Care Report

ACWA has released a new report  Support for children in kinship care provided by the Commonwealth States & Territories of Australia as part of its Kinship Care: Making It a National Issue advocacy project aimed at establishing a national policy focus on this growing yet often overlooked form of out-of-home care. Written by Dr Meredith Kiraly (University […]

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Why Do I Need a Qualification?

Traditionally in the community services sector not every role has required a qualification. This means many workers have been able get a ‘start’ in the sector and decide whether they like the work before moving on to further study. Scenarios like these however are becoming increasingly rare, with government departments demanding qualifications as a pre-requisite […]

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New Child Protection Data Offers a Ray of Hope

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed new data showing the rate of children and young people entering out-of-home care in NSW is declining. Figures released this week by the Productivity Commission in its Report on Government Services reveal entries to care in NSW have dropped from 2.3 per 1,000 children in 2015-16 […]

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Enrolments Open for ACWA’s Flagship Community Leadership Program

Enrolments have now opened for ACWA’s Community Leadership Program for 2019. Designed to unlock leadership potential within middle managers and team leaders, our Community Leadership Program is a transformative journey comprising workshops on adaptive leadership, team leader profiling, coaching and neuroscience, as well as webinars, a workplace project and individual coaching sessions with highly experienced, accredited […]

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