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05 August 2020

Staying strong: a little self-care goes a long way

Foster carers are quick to tell you that caring for a child in need is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. But being a foster carer also brings challenges. Many children in care have experienced abuse...

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20 July 2020

Room for one more

“My house” says 6-year-old Ryan as the Davidson family pulls into their 5-acre Central Coast block. Hearing those words was a wonderful moment for foster carers Rosanna and Colin, especially as this sense of...

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22 June 2020

Hunter's vulnerable children doing it tough

There are vulnerable children in the Hunter region doing it tough. Really tough. Through no fault of their own, these children are unable to live with their parents. Due to a desperate shortage of foster families,...

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22 May 2020

Tech Talk: Helping teens stay safe on social media

In Part 2 of our Tech Talk series, find out how you can help teens protect their privacy and stay safe on social media. While our series focuses on teenagers, the general safety principles in this article apply to...

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06 May 2020

How to create a peaceful physical space

If you have a child or young person in your care who is anxious, or behaving in unpredictable ways, creating a calm home environment can help make them feel more secure.

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29 April 2020

Tech Talk: Helping teens stay safe online

In Part 1 of our Tech Talk series, find out how you can help teens protect their privacy and stay safe online. While our series focuses on teenagers, the general safety principles in this article apply to children as...

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16 April 2020

How to Support Your Teen’s Identity

The main developmental task for young people is to figure out who they are and where they fit in in the world. Teenagers are learning how to be an adult and this transition can include becoming more independent,...

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08 April 2020

Finding a vocation in an unlikely place

When their daughter turned 16, Brenda knew she still had an abundance of mothering to give. That was 21 years ago. Since then, Brenda and husband Jack have helped turn around the lives of over 50 children needing...

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02 April 2020

3 Ways to Build Your Teenager’s Resilience

Teenagers live in an emotional state. They are caught between feeling like a child and the desire to be more independent. But, for adolescents in foster care, the transition to adulthood can be even more challenging.

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13 March 2020

Fostering as a single parent: Jason’s Story

Being a single, gay man, Jason knew his dream of becoming a dad wasn’t going to be easy. Then at age 34 he took a leap of faith and began the rigorous assessment process to become a foster carer. Once approved, he...

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