This Foster Care Week we join in the call for carers to be supported with the basics such as birth certificates and Medicare cards, to be unburdened by the financial pressure to pay for health and education expenses that aren’t covered by the care allowance.
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In Victoria, the growth in OOHC is the fastest in the nation – a grim reality for the state which has endured the harshest and longest lockdowns. With more than 45,000 children already in OOHC across Australia, an additional 4,500 children are estimated to enter OOHC because of the pandemic – put simply, we do not have enough carers.
Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO), a specialised foster care program has been ‘breaking the cycle’ for children in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland who, through no fault of their own, have ended up in residential care or alternative accommodation.
This year the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is calling for fair treatment for all Australian children, by ensuring every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.
OzChild is celebrating the commitment of the Victorian Government to fund its evidence-based program, Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) program.
We sat down with some carers to ask them the tough questions, the obvious and not so obvious questions, questions some people have always wanted to know but never found…
Our ability to effect real change is not being met. The right to self-determination by Indigenous communities through the delivery of high-quality, culturally safe, and responsive programs and services that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country is not being delivered.
OzChild President and champion for vulnerable children, young people and families and people living with type one diabetes, Helen Maxwell-Wright has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her dedication to improving the health and well-being outcomes of others.
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, – urging the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
Multisystemic Therapy is the only treatment approach to demonstrate long-term reductions in re-arrest and placement in custody through randomised clinical trials with this target population.
When Katie took on the full-time role of kinship carer for her two younger sisters in 2020, OzChild’s Kinship Care First Supports team were there to guide her, providing practical support to ensure the immediate and ongoing needs of the family were addressed.
Recently the team at Eden Way contacted OzChild and offered to generously donate over $8,500 worth of baby formula stock to our teams.
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