10 August 2020

Parenting a Teen with Autism: Nicole and Scott’s Story

Nicole and Scott’s son, Edward, was diagnosed with Autism at five years of age. Up until three years ago, they had been doing all of the caring and for the most part, were getting by fine. Nicole and Scott both came...

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05 August 2020

A Day In the Life of A Kinship Carer: Alison's Story

For the first time since she was eighteen years old, Alison no longer had any children living under her roof. Her youngest son had moved out of home and she’d begun a new stage of life with her husband. This was...

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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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01 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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01 July 2019

Earning their trust: how to help a child in care feel secure

When you’ve opened your home and your heart to a child or young person in need, it may be hard to understand why they might have trouble trusting you at first. They may shrink back or push you away when you try to...

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01 July 2019

Daniel takes control with the NDIS

When Daniel* decided he needed to improve his mental health and behavioural issues, he enlisted the support of Challenge Therapeutic Services. Together, they have navigated financial hurdles and put in place...

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