Abstract submissions for ACWA Conference has been extended! Act now.

Abstract submissions for your work to be included into the ACWA 2018 program has been extended until Friday 20 April 2018. The ACWA 2018 Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in the ACWA 2018 program. An expansion of the sub-themes can be found […]

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Kinship Care: Making It a National Issue

The use of kinship care for statutory child protection placements in Australia is burgeoning. The latest national AIHW figures (June 2017) reveal 47 percent of children living in out-of-home care were in kinship/relative care. ACWA is concerned about the lack of adequate, consistent policy and programmic responses for this growing form of care at both […]

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ACWA 2018 Conference

Doing better for children and families:  Innovate, lead, change On behalf of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), we invite you to join us at the ACWA 2018 Conference to be held at the outstanding International Convention Centre Sydney. The Conference is in the convenient location of Darling Harbour overlooking the ferries, shops and […]

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Measuring Therapeutic Outcomes for Children: Visiting Cornell University Child Welfare Implementation Experts Share Their Key Learnings

Distinguished implementation expert Martha J. Holden, Dr Debbie Sellers, Research Director at Cornell University Residential Child Care Project and Dr Diana Boswell, Cornell Instructor, Therapeutic Welfare Interventions, were welcome return visitors to ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) last week. Martha and her colleagues, joined by their Australian child welfare agency partners, gave a day of […]

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Reminder: Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study Special Session

The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is hosting a special session during its 2017 Conference on the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) on Wednesday, 27 September from 2.55pm. The session is free for FACS staff and stakeholders to attend or live stream The session will provide a brief overview of the study, followed by presentations of three papers based on […]

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