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The ISPCAN 2020 Congress will be held in Adelaide, Australia from 15-18 November 2020.
"All Australian governments have committed to 16 targets to tackle Indigenous disadvantage, after the previous Closing the Gap scheme largely failed in its aims, year after year," according to this article from ABC News. One of the 16 targets is to "reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45 per cent."
The objective of this Agreement is to overcome the entrenched inequality faced by too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that their life outcomes are equal to all Australians. Target 12 of this Agreement is to "by 2031, reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45 per cent."
"Family conferences would become a legal entitlement for all vulnerable families involved in the [Australian Capital Territory] care and protection system under a Liberal election commitment to reform the sector," says this article from the Canberra Times.
The aim of this study was to describe the language and literacy profiles of adolescents (aged 13–19) in out-of-home care (‘looked after children’) in Australia.
In this webinar, Dr Kate E. van Doore and Rebecca Nhep explore the evolution of the recognition of orphanage trafficking broadly, and then focus on recommendations made by the Australian government following the release of its 2017 ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ report.
This preliminary scoping study aimed to explore approaches to family partnering within Australian therapeutic residential care (TRC), along with elements of best practice.
This article reports on initial research from a survey study to describe the current state of play from practitioners into their perceptions and practices of children's participation in family support contexts.
In this article, two case studies chart show that if foster carers are able to reflect upon the painful and unwanted feelings evoked in them, and acknowledge and take responsibility for what has become enacted in the placement, there may be an opportunity for harmful dynamics to be processed and repaired.
The manner in which foster children present and the frightening feelings this may trigger can overwhelm the foster carers’ capacity to sustain a nurturing stance in relation to the children and jeopardise the placement. In this article, two case studies chart such a dynamic and show that if carers are able to reflect upon the painful and unwanted feelings evoked in them, and acknowledge and take responsibility for what has become enacted in the placement, there may be an opportunity for this harmful dynamic to be processed and repaired.