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Social work and the use of evidence to address the pathways to homelessness
Dr Robyn Miller, shares her thoughts on how we can address the drivers of homelessness in Volume 35: Homelessness and Social Work, Parity Magazine.
Funding Cuts impact the delivery of MacKillop’s Mobile Children’s Service to rural communities
For the last 18 years, MacKillop Family Services’ Mobile Children’s Service has delivered quality education programs for isolated children and families living in rural NSW. Funding for the service, has been extended for another 12 months, however, the extended funding would be reduced by a third.
It takes a village – International Care Day calls for the community to support kids in care
Each year, over 45,000 children across Australia grow up in foster care or residential care. These children are unable to live with their parents through no fault of their own and yet they are often looked down on simply because they have grown up in the care system. As adults, many of these children either hide their history, or experience stigma because of it.
Vale Gerard Jones, your impact lives on
On Tuesday 25 January, Gerard Jones, former Deputy CEO of MacKillop Family Services, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, two years after his cancer diagnosis. Gerard has touched the lives of many people, and many have been strengthened by his support and mentoring. His leadership, based on compassion and respect for all people, inspired MacKillop to invest in the Sanctuary Model, and he remained a champion of Sanctuary, well beyond his retirement in 2019.
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.