Therapeutic Care Blog

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

June 9, 2022 |

‘Drop and Run’ – The Experience of Kinship Carers in The Australian Child Protection System

Recent research was conducted by the Southern Cross University and the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care (McPherson, Gatwiri, Day, Parmenter, Mitchell & Macnamara, 2022) into the experience of kinship carers. We found that many experienced feelings of abandonment by essential services as well as financial disadvantage. For some, they experienced extreme hardship along with …

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June 2, 2022 |

Frequently Asked questions by Foster Carers: Behaviours that Challenge

On any given night there are about 18000 children and young people are in foster care in Australia. Most foster carers will be the first to tell you how rewarding it is – but it is also challenging, tiring, and sometimes distressing. Children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) often have early adverse life …

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