Happier 21st? Victoria’s out-of-home care comes of age
The recent announcement by the Victorian government that it will invest $64 million to extend out-of-home care (OOHC) until 21 years of age is a once-in-a-generation reform.
Casualties of a system in crisis: Young, Indigenous and forgotten after leaving out-of-home care
There are currently about 18,000 Indigenous children across Australia who are living in statutory out-of-home care (OOHC), having been removed from their families. This is one-third of Australian children in care, or 11 times the rate of
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The myth of the 'child offender' Webinar
Social Work Indigenous research
Indigenous children in Australia are known to be over-represented in many out-of-home care systems, particularly within the English-speaking world.
In their own words: Work placements put students on the COVID-19 frontline
Monash University students from the medicine and pharmacy faculties had only just begun their latest 2020 work placements when the coronavirus crisis hit. Here, six Monash students tell of their experiences on placement during the pandemic.
Cashless welfare is doing more harm than good
New research from has found cashless welfare and other forms of income management are having negative mental health impacts on users due to stigma and people are struggling to buy essential items.
Social Worker joins review panel
Dr Melissa Petrakis has been appointed to the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work Development Peer Review Panel due to her recognised 'experience in research and publication, particularly in the Pacific region'.