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The good, the bad and the lessons learned from caring through COVID-19
Foster carers continued to nurture those in their care despite the challenges of changing regulations, difficulties maintaining contact with families and the struggles of accessing vital professional supports for children who may have experienced past trauma. Read about the lessons learned from caring through COVID-19.
Riding the Waves of Change - Supporting students to adapt to impacts of COVID-19
The MacKillop Institute has partnered with Professor Anne Graham AO, Director of the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University to develop an evidence-informed learning resource to support children and young people to understand and manage the social and emotional impact of the pandemic.
MacKillop celebrates the dedication and commitment of foster carers during Foster Care Week
Despite COVID-19 restrictions imposing a rapid shift from the planned events in New South Wales and Victoria, Foster Care Week 2021 turned into a wonderful celebration of the amazing carers who provide support for vulnerable families and children.
Polished Pet supports Paw Pals
We’re excited to announce that this program will also be supported by Polished Pet, an initiative of the Polished Man campaign that seeks to end violence against children and fund trauma-recovery and prevention programs.
Supporting young people in care to be their best
MacKillop Family Services staff were commended for going above and beyond to support vulnerable children, young people and families at award events held during National Child Protection Week earlier this month.
Together we care – MacKillop calls for community to care for local kids who need safe homes
This Foster Care Week (12 – 18 September), MacKillop Family Services, is focusing attention on the urgent need of foster carers to provide stable, secure, long-term care for children and young people who are unable to live safely in their own homes.