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MacKillop Family Services celebrates Victorian Protecting Children Award winners
Staff at MacKillop Family Services (MacKillop) were honoured to receive Victorian Protecting Children Awards (VPCA) at an event held on Wednesday 7 September during Child Protection Week.
A workplace portal for all things pregnancy and baby-related
CRE HiPP researchers, in partnership with MacKillop Family Services and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (the Prevention Centre), have come up with an efficient solution to manage workplace issues around pregnancy and having a new baby.
MacKillop program supports local families to access early intervention supports for vulnerable children
Local agency, MacKillop Family Services, fears that families with vulnerable children in the Western Remote region, which includes the LGA’s of Bourke, Bogan, Brewarrina, Cobar, Lachlan, Walgett and Coonamble, could be missing out on vital NDIS supports.
Vale Pam McPherson
It is with great sadness that we learned about the recent sad passing of one of MacKillop’s longest serving foster carers.
Therapeutic Life Story Work - Learning from the past to frame the future
Our innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSW) program will be in the spotlight at the 2022 TLSW International Conference from 29 June to 1 July, when MacKillop’s Meisha Taumoefolau presents the findings of a TLSW program evaluation undertaken by MacKillop Family Services and Deakin University.
‘Pawsitive’ support for kids who struggle with learning
For close to a year, 11-year-old Amber was unable to go to school; she could not even walk through the school gates. Everything Amber’s mum, Peta, and her teachers tried to engage her in her learning failed until Peta heard about an innovative education therapy dog program that works with children to manage their emotions and behaviour, improve their confidence and reconnect them with their education.