Anglicare SQ – Enhancing Outcomes for Children and Young People research webinar
A free short webinar introducing recent research on enhanced outcomes for children and young people
Featuring three key speakers discussing recent research on enhanced outcomes for children and young people.
Thoughtful teachers – trauma informed and restorative practices in schools
Dr Sharon Louth and Dr Alison Willis , University of the Sunshine Coast
Teachers often struggle to respond effectively to students who suffer the effects of complex trauma. Sharon and Alison investigated the lived experiences of professionals, such as social workers and community sector workers, who support such students out of school hours, with the aim of feeding learnings from this expertise into pre-service teacher education programs.
Not just for educators, Sharon and Alison’s presentation highlights three key skills for anyone working with students suffering the effects of complex trauma.
Optimising outcomes for children in out-of-home care: Strengthening social support for carers
Associate Professor Jenny Povey, The University of Queensland
The vast majority of children in the care system are cared for by foster or kinship carers. To provide children with the best care, carers need a social support system that equips them to effectively meet children’s needs for safety, stability and connection; and prevent the breakdown of placements.
In this presentation, Jenny will describe the formal and informal social support available to carers In Queensland. Her research highlights challenges faced by carers, including the lack of integration across formal support systems and the system’s failure to recognise the ‘invisible workload’ of caring. The research suggests an urgent need to upskill and stabilise the child protection work force, and provide better training for carers.
Young peoples’ voices in residential out-of-home care
Ms Kelly Prior, Children, Youth & Families Practice Development Lead, Anglicare Southern Queensland
Kelly shares the outcomes of a recent project designed to hear and respond to the voices of young people in the care of Anglicare SQ. In collaboration with CREATE Foundation, the project explored the experiences and opinions of young people in the context of the Queensland OOHC Outcomes Framework. Kelly shares some of the learnings and actions.
Date: Wednesday, 10th May – 10am to 11am