Call for Journal Contributions Marking ACWA’s 60th Anniversary

This year ACWA is celebrating our 60th anniversary. To mark the occasion we will be including a special feature in an upcoming edition of our developing practice journal and are seeking submissions by December 17 that can be included in the publication. What is the purpose of the Anniversary feature? The purpose of the feature will be to […]

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Critical Gathering Signals It’s Time for National Action on Kinship Care

More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]

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Taste of Uni Life Sparks Lightbulb Moment

ACWA partnered with the Why Not You Project  and UTS to host a very successful University Experience Day on July 26. The day incorporated a 3D Design and Coding exhibition tour followed by a workshop for students in years 9-12 who are currently in care. More than 22 students attended and were given the opportunity to be […]

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Education Champions Workshop for Carers and Caseworkers

As part of our Let Them Learn project ACWA is teaming up with UTS and the Why Not You Project to provide a University Experience Day on Thursday, July 26, for students from Years 9-12 who are in care. Highlights of the day will include a Code and Design 3D Modelling Workshop for the teens and an Education Champions […]

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Using Evidence in Practice: The Role of Intermediaries

Although those working in the child welfare sector are increasingly wanting to develop evidence-informed practice, the systematic uptake of research findings can often prove difficult. Fortunately, many of the traditional obstacles encountered are being successfully negotiated with input from the growing field of implementation science and the involvement of intermediary organisations. So what is implementation […]

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