Kelly Royds

Head of Knowledge Mobilisation & Innovation

Kelly is our Head of Knowledge Mobilisation & Innovation. She works to ensure young people, carers, leaders, and policymakers can access, share, and contribute to knowledge about what works in therapeutic out-of-home care. Kelly’s work at the CETC is focused on the effective delivery and development of training and digital learning, impact storytelling and the overarching knowledge mobilisation strategy. She works in close partnership with therapeutic care providers, practitioners and other key government and non-government stakeholders to progress the goals of the CETC. She has held senior roles in the child and youth sector locally and internationally and worked across primary and tertiary education, government and international development. Kelly has a PhD in Childhood Studies and has published on participatory research, intercultural education and child rights. Kelly lives on Gundungarra and D’harawal country and is learning how to grow a native habitat in her little urban garden. kroyds@childhood.org.au

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Kelly Royds

What Professor Cindy Blackstock can teach us about trusting children and ourselves
What Professor Cindy Blackstock can teach us about trusting children and ourselves
Written by: Kelly Royds
First Nations children's rights activist and 2022 International Childhood Trauma Conference speaker Cindy Blackstock recently said that adults need to trust children with the truth....
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How to develop your own self-care protocol
How to develop your own self-care protocol
Written by: Kelly Royds Noel MacNamara
When someone says ‘self-care’, what image comes to mind?What are the positive and negative aspects of this image?Do you have clear intentions for self-care and...
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Celebrating IDAHOBIT Day 2022 by sharing LGBTQIA+ youth experiences in care
Celebrating IDAHOBIT Day 2022 by sharing LGBTQIA+ youth experiences in care
Written by: Kelly Royds
Today is IDAHOBIT day! International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed...
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Q&A with the trainer: Harmful sexual behaviour
Q&A with the trainer: Harmful sexual behaviour
Written by: Kelly Royds Cyra Fernandes
Working with young people who engage in harmful sexual behaviour is complex and challenging. Cyra Fernandes and Dan Howell have spent over a 1000 hours in the past...
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Mandatory consent education, a win for all young people
Mandatory consent education, a win for all young people
Written by: Kelly Royds Cyra Fernandes
Consent education will be mandatory in Australian schools from 2023, a win for Chanel Contos’ #teachusconsent movement and all young people who have called out a lack...
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Client Mix and Client Matching in Therapeutic Care – practice guide
Client Mix and Client Matching in Therapeutic Care – practice guide
Written by: Janise Mitchell Kelly Royds Noel MacNamara Glenys Bristow
Client mix and the process of client matching is one of the 10 Essential Elements underpinning the Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) system in New South...
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How to thrive in lock down, lean into what works in therapeutic care
How to thrive in lock down, lean into what works in therapeutic care
Written by: Kelly Royds Noel MacNamara
Lockdown means we lose touch with many things: friends, family, freedom. For young people, therapeutic youth workers and other staff in Intensive Therapeutic Care, however,...
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How can you support safe social media use in out-of-home care organisations?
How can you support safe social media use in out-of-home care organisations?
Written by: Jessica Carter Kelly Royds
Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, TikTok, WeChat, Instagram – as common as these social media platforms and many others are, most of us are still learning the...
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Q&A with Mohita Kapoor from CREATE Foundation
Q&A with Mohita Kapoor from CREATE Foundation
Written by: Kelly Royds
In September 2020 Mohita Kapoor, the NSW State Coordinator for the CREATE Foundation was invited to speak at our Therapeutic Specialist forum for those working...
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Q&A with Cate Keady from the Elver Program
Q&A with Cate Keady from the Elver Program
Written by: Kelly Royds
Since 2018, Cate Keady has worked within the Department of Communities and Justice to establish and manage the Intensive Support Services Elver Program - in...
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What works? Promising practices to support young people who self-harm
What works? Promising practices to support young people who self-harm
Written by: Kelly Royds
Why do young people in out of home care self-harm? What are the best predictors of suicide and self-harm? What really works when supporting young...
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What does voice and choice mean in Intensive Therapeutic Care?
What does voice and choice mean in Intensive Therapeutic Care?
Written by: Kelly Royds
Voice and choice can be an extremely difficult concept in Intensive Therapeutic Care to get right. We know participation is a right, not a privilege, and...
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Vanessa Farrell interview: Therapeutic opportunities in the time of COVID-19
Vanessa Farrell interview: Therapeutic opportunities in the time of COVID-19
Written by: Kelly Royds
In this video, we talk to Vanessa Farrell Therapeutic Care Manager at Anglicare. I had the opportunity to hear Vanessa speak at a recent Therapeutic...
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