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 […]
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 […]
The NSW Government has announced it will soon make it easier for foster families to adopt children in their care, under the most significant reforms to child protection and out of home care in almost a decade.
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 […]
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 […]