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14 January 2020

Supporting children after a natural disaster

Drought, bushfire, flood or other emergencies can be overwhelming for children and young people. Such events turn the predictability of a child’s world upside down and challenge their sense of security. They can make...

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06 January 2020

School holiday fun for all ages

Let’s be honest, the last couple of weeks of the long summer school holidays can be tough. The kids are pleading for something interesting to do and you are left to scour the internet for ideas.

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20 November 2019

How career skills can shape your foster care journey

Foster care isn’t a role taken on lightly, nor is it for everyone. And for individuals and families who open up their lives to young people in need, it often leads to major changes in day-to-day life. So for someone...

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19 November 2019

5 myths about foster care you probably didn't know

In Australia, NSW has the highest number of children aged 0-17 in the out-of-home-care system needing a safe home. While there are many caring individuals and families opening up their homes and lives to foster...

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08 October 2019

Celebrating Foster Carers: Kate shares her story

For Kate* and husband Aaron*, life was already busy as a household of five – including their three biological children Alex*, Jordan* and Charlie*. But the family has now grown to nine, as the couple are fostering...

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01 August 2019

The power of one dedicated foster carer

At age 15, Maya* was shoplifting, drinking and smoking, and often missed school. She had already had many short-term foster care placements when she was placed with single foster carer, Jeannette*.

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06 June 2019

Focus on feelings: one way to help a child with behaviours of concern

When a young person you are caring for is showing behaviours of concern, it can be difficult to know how to respond.

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29 May 2019

Foster to adoption brings new beginnings

When Natalie* ended up in a wheelchair after contracting a staph infection in her spine following a routine laparoscopy, she and her partner Grant* had to face some hard truths. Although the laparoscopy revealed no...

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07 May 2019

Max's journey to finding a stable family

When he found his mother lying on the floor not moving, 5-year-old Max’s destiny was changed in an instant.

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01 May 2019

How Supervised Contact Workers support children and young people in foster care

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