Therapeutic Care Blog

The CETC blog tells the stories behind 'what works' in Intensive Therapeutic Care

April 29, 2020 |

10 ways to enable young people’s participation in therapeutic residential care

In this blog, I’m keen to offer practitioners in therapeutic residential care some ideas about how to involve young people in decisions that affect their lives. Many young people in residential care have negative experiences of participation. From not being adequately informed about the reasons for entry into care, to not being prepared for care …

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April 16, 2020 |

Young peoples’ participation is a right, not a privilege

Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), Australian young people should be assured the right to express their views freely in all matters that affect them, their views being given due weight, in accordance with their age and maturity. Yet in a recent survey of 143 children and young people …

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