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Stormbirds - helping local community deal with grief, loss and trauma from bushfires
The recent bushfires have been unprecedented in their size and scale, causing tragic loss of life and damage. The devastation of the bushfires is compounded by the impacts of one of the most severe droughts on record. Dealing with this ongoing stress and trauma has a profound effect on those involved, especially on children who are directly affected or who are watching traumatic scenes and hearing distressing stories through the media.
What’s the impact of your new year resolution?
Every December and January, we think about what we want to achieve. Often, they are goals we have been thinking about for a long time like finally taking that holiday or making the step in our career. Geelong resident Abby Walsh had been thinking about her goal for 9 years and early this year, she picked up the phone and made the first step towards becoming a foster carer.
Communities across Australia support kids in care at Christmas
Staff at MacKillop sites across NSW, WA and VIC turn into Santa’s little helpers at this time of the year by collecting, sorting and distributing Christmas presents generously donated by the community to make Christmas special for local kids in out-of-home care.
Lead the Way Towards Wellbeing Conference: understanding the impact of loss, grief and trauma
On October 31 and November 1, MacKillop Family Services hosted the Lead the Way Towards Wellbeing conference in Sydney. MacKillop Family Services hosted the conference as part of our commitment to empowering children, young people and families to heal from adversity.
Never see a need without doing something about it: MacKillop’s Annual Public Meeting
On Wednesday 14 November 2019, MacKillop held its Annual Public Meeting.
Family talk with Dr Robyn Miller
In the latest episode of the Figuring Out Families podcast, our CEO Dr Robyn Miller shares insights to the role that trauma plays in family breakdowns and the support MacKillop Family Services provides to protect children at risk of entering state care.