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Making families stronger - Minister Gareth Ward visits MacKillop's Goulbourn office
MacKillop Family Services welcomed Gareth Ward MP, the Minister for Family and Community Services, to its Goulburn office on Wednesday Goulburn3 March to meet its Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare (FFT-CW) team.
MacKillop Family Services welcomes reform in Victoria’s Mental Health System
MacKillop Family Services (MacKillop) welcomes the final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and commends the Victorian Government for its commitment to implement every recommendation in the report.
Hope for their future
Children and young people in care are dealing with tough issues and often fall behind in their education. While 40 per cent of the general population will study some form of higher education, for care leavers that figure is significantly lower — just 1 to 3 per cent. MacKillop is thinking outside of the box when it comes to engaging at-risk young people in learning.
Make it your New Year resolution to change a young life forever
Shortage of foster carers is an issue in every state in Australia and at MacKillop Family Services, is calling for people to take time this holiday season to consider if they could offer a safe home to a child in need and become a foster carer.
Stormbirds lightening the weight of bushfire trauma for southern NSW schoolchildren
It’s been a testing time for communities in southern New South Wales who are still reeling from the onslaught of a series of natural disasters 12 months ago, closely followed by a global pandemic.
Taking care of the carers: the unsung heroes of 2020
2020 has been a testing year for all of us, but for the critically low numbers of foster carers in Australia, it’s been a year like no other. The bushfires, closely followed by COVID-19 restrictions, put increased pressure on many already vulnerable families, resulting in greater demands on foster carers throughout the country.