Western Sydney Uni OOHC Support Projects

As part of its Community Education Liaison (formerly Lodestar) Program, Western Sydney University’s Office of Widening Participation will be delivering a range of community support projects during 2017 aimed at raising educational aspirations and preparing participants for a successful transition into the world of higher education.University Taster DaysUniversity Taster Days provide students in out-of-home care […]

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Putting the Practice in to Being Trauma Informed

Trauma informed practice is a buzzword that has been around for a while now, so how would you go about explaining what it actually means to someone outside our profession? Trauma therapist and trainer Laura Luchi writes: I often find myself in a training room asking participants to define Trauma Informed Practice and, while mostly […]

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Prevention of Domestic Violence of Women with Intellectual Disability

Statistics show that women with disability are at a higher risk of domestic violence then their peers. People with Disability Australia Training Officer Mel Harrison writes about the upcoming one-day CCWT workshop Prevention of Domestic Violence of Women with Intellectual Disability aimed at equipping services to effectively support women with intellectual disability who have experienced […]

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ACWA Responds to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – OOHC Consultation Paper

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper for out-of-home care (OOHC) in March 2016. ACWA’s response contains a total of 13 recommendations, including: The development of a therapeutic care framework to underpin the provision of OOHC services in all care settings, including residential, foster or kin care. Raising the […]

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