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  • Love and trust in abundance

    Posted on 13 Jun 2017

    Debra McNeil had only recently moved to Hamilton when she attended a farming show to learn more about rural life and her country community. But rather than come away with ... Read More

  • "It's very rewarding - that's the only way I can sum it up"

    Posted on 09 Jun 2017

    Blacktown couple Tracy and John Connolly are committed foster carers who started fostering over eight years ago when they realised there were so many children out there who needed a ... Read More

  • Transforming their own lives and the lives of others

    Posted on 07 Jun 2017

    Sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Ten years ago, American Nelly Coenraad never would have imaged shed be living in Australia, married to a professional basketball player, with three foster children ... Read More

  • Foster care has enriched our lives

    Posted on 06 Jun 2017

    Like most foster carers, it was the desire to make a difference in a childs life that first attracted Agapi and her husband Manny to the idea of fostering. That ... Read More

  • PREP yourself for school

    Posted on 02 Mar 2017

    While the first few weeks of a new school year probably brought excitement, structure and a return to household routine, perhaps it has also brought new anxieties coping with the ... Read More

  • New year, new transitions

    Posted on 13 Jan 2017

    The start of a new year is an exciting time for our MacKillop Education students its the summer holidays, the students are enjoying their break and putting into practice the ... Read More

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

    Posted on 21 Dec 2016

    LeAnne Ross, Senior Therapeutic Practitioner, Clinical Services at MacKillop Family Services shares her insights. Christmas and summer holidays it can be a time of joy, excitement, families and togetherness. But for ... Read More

  • The power of community conversations

    Posted on 21 Nov 2016

    Earlier this year, our Family Relationship Centre (FRC) at Broadmeadows held its annual community dinner. The dinner brings together community leaders from a wide range of sectors, including representatives from ... Read More

  • Children are not passive witnesses to family violence

    Posted on 10 Oct 2016

    This op-edby MacKillop CEO Robyn Millerwas original printed in the Council toHomeless PersonsParity magazine (August2016, volume29 issue7). Several years ago I was working with a family in which violence was ... Read More

  • Ask a foster care expert: The PACE parenting principles for children who have experienced trauma

    Posted on 08 Jul 2016

    In this installment of Ask a foster care expert our Therapeutic Care Team take you through PACE parenting approach. The PACE principles of parenting can be a great resource for parents ... Read More