Course Details

You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self-care for kinship and foster carers

Life as a foster or kinship carer can be incredibly rewarding. Helping a child heal, thrive and reach their potential is a privilege and a joy. It can also be complex and demanding, frustrating and stressful. 
Children and young people in out-of-home care are more likely to have complex needs related to their behavioural, emotional and mental ill-health than most other children. Ongoing stress can harm a caregiver's mental health, well-being and ability to manage daily pressures.
Self-care is not simply about limiting or addressing stressors. It is also about enhancing your overall well-being. This practical and informative session turns theory into evidence-based action and invites you to take an active role in building your resilience and preventing psychological injury.
This session is designed to help you: 
  • reflect on your experience as a foster or kinship carer
  • identify your strengths and where you may need more support 
  • be aware of how traumatic experiences may affect the child in your care and how that might impact you as a caregiver 
  • respond to the child in a trauma-sensitive way even when their behaviour is challenging
  • develop your own self-care protocol

Target Audience

Kinship and Foster Carers


Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self-care for kinship and foster carers 13 July 2022 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Virtual Classroom $35.00

All credit card payments will incur a surcharge of 1.6% per transaction. All workshop payments must be made by Credit Card.    

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