Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care


Welcome to the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care. Our function is to support the evolution of the newly reformed Intensive Therapeutic Care system being rolled out in NSW. As a partnership between the Australian Childhood Foundation and Southern Cross University, the Centre integrates up to date research evidence with cultural knowledge, practice wisdom and the voices of young people in care to produce reports, practice resources and training to support the provision of high quality, evidence-informed therapeutic care.

The Centre works in collaboration with the Intensive Therapeutic Care Agencies, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), Education, Youth Justice, Peak Bodies and other important stakeholders throughout NSW. Given the nature of the resources it produces, they may also be relevant to other organisations and systems of care in Australia and internationally.

It is our hope that by sharing some of these resources and working together, we can strengthen and improve outcomes for young people who live in residential care environments no matter where they are.

Centre News

New Therapeutic Care Blog Launched

Our new Blog has gone live today. It is a place where you can find practice reflections, summaries of research and a showcase for emerging ideas. Find out more.

Our online ITC Learning Community is now live!!

The Centre has curated, collated and translated an online library of content designed to assist all those involved in the Intensive Therapeutic Care system. Access it here.

New Systematic Scoping Study On Therapeutic Residential Care.

The first research publication has been published reviewing the evidence about therapeutic forms of group residential care. Find it here.

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