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The aim of this study was to describe lifetime involvement in child protection system (CPS) in South Australia, by type of contact.
For this study, a general sample of the New South Wales (NSW) public completed an online survey about adoption practices and their willingness to consider adopting from out-of-home care, with background questions on perceived social support and life satisfaction.
This article from ABC News highlights the growing calls in Australia for backpackers and young people traveling abroad "to rethink volunteering in developing countries as a booming trend of 'voluntourism' exposes a darker side of the industry."
This article describes how the disconnect experienced by Aboriginal children removed from their families and communities in Australia is understood as a dysphoria holding both body-focused aspects and cultural aspects.
UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Fiji.
"Maori groups in New Zealand are taking to the streets to protest family separations carried out by the child welfare agency and a planned development on their ancestral lands," according to this article from CNN.
This paper explores foster carers’ therapeutic capacities and considers some key implications for fostering agencies.
This open access article details a culturally informed approach by sharing the findings of a Cultural Healing Program (CHP) designed, developed and delivered by an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. The program was for Aboriginal survivors of institutional child sexual abuse who had also experienced cultural abuse having been forcibly removed from their families as children and in the process disconnected from their communities, culture and land.
As foster and kinship carers are central to the lives of looked after children, it is important to recognise their unmet needs and the impact of these on the caring task. This article explores these issues by applying a hierarchy of needs to the foster and kinship care context, drawing on the perspectives of those involved, a group of Australian foster and kinship carers.
This editorial piece from the Sydney Morning Herald describes a new report released by the Government of New South Wales, Australia entitled 'Forecasting Future Outcomes,' which "gives a hard financial justification and a possible methodology for early intervention to protect certain vulnerable groups of young people before it is too late."