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In this together – MacKillop launches Reconciliation Action Plan
Over the past two years, MacKillop has been on a journey of deep listening and consultation, hearing the stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities it works with in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. This process of consultation and truth-telling underpins the practical actions MacKillop is committing to in its Innovate RAP.
What cultural and trauma-informed practice means in Australian schools
MacKillop Education schools, delivered by MacKillop Family Services, has been been implementing a culture and trauma-informed model in their schools for six years, in consultation with Aboriginal Torres Strait Island representatives identifying what cultural healing looks like in schools. And now, they have been helping other schools to do so as well.
Critical shortage of foster carers as COVID-19 crisis impacts vulnerable families
As Victorians are being encouraged to close their doors to protect their families, foster carers are opening their homes to support children and young people who are unable to live with their own families.
Launching a new school during COVID-19
Through these changing times, the MacKillop Education team persevered with opening a new campus in Caulfield. MacKillop Education Caulfield joins our other two specialist schools, in Maidstone and Geelong, to support students whose learning needs and social and/or emotional behaviours cannot be adequately supported in a mainstream setting.
Paws4Kids - therapy dogs lead the way to learning for vulnerable children
Paws4Kids - Wednesday 22 April 2020
Our four legged friends have been a great source of comfort to those of us confined to home over the last few weeks, but for many vulnerable children, therapy dogs can provide a year round lifeline connecting them to learning and supporting them to recover from trauma.
MacKillop’s Reconciliation Action Plan sets the course for cultural safety
Over the past two years, MacKillop Family Services has embarked on a journey of deep listening and genuine consultation to hear the stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities we work with in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. This process of consultation and truth-telling will underpin the practical actions MacKillop will commit to in its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).