Enhancing Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People

Enhancing Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People

Daryl Higgins, Leah Bromfield and Nick Richardson

Report— December 2005

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Table of contents

  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Section 1. Scope
  • Section 2. Introduction
  • Section 3. Method
    • 3.1 Participants
    • 3.2 Sampling techniques
      • Consultations with organisational representatives involved with placement of Indigenous children in out-of-home care
      • Focus groups with carers of Indigenous children
      • Focus groups with Indigenous young people currently in care
      • Procedure
      • Data analytic methods
  • Section 4. Findings
    • 4.1 Perspectives of young people
      • Cultural activities
      • Connection to family and community
    • 4.2 Perspectives of carers, agencies, departments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations
      • Recruitment
      • Assessment
      • Training
      • Support for carers
      • Services for children
      • Retention
    • 4.3 Overarching themes
      • Holistic approach to service provision with Indigenous families
      • Getting help for the biological parents
      • Children with complex needs
      • Interlinked nature of recruitment, retention, assessment, training and support
      • Pre-placement
      • Kinship/relative carers
      • The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle
      • Roles of government, Indigenous and non-government agencies
      • Types of care
    • 4.4 Comparing the differing perspectives of participants
    • 4.5 Methodological issues
  • Section 5. Conclusion
  • Section 6. Options for Dissemination
  • References
  • Appendices

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Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, December 2005.

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