This report finds that the timeliness of placement decision making affects children’s wellbeing and outcomes.
Belonging in two families: Exploring permanency options for children in long-term out-of-home care in Australia
This report considers alternative permanency options for children in out-of-home care, including simple open adoption.
This report looks at supporting birth family contact for children in out-of-home care in New South Wales.
This short article discusses promising practices to help support contact between carers and birth families for children in permanent care.
During the early 1960s and 1970s in particular, adoption was prevalent in Australia. Single women who were pregnant were encouraged - or forced - to "give up" their babies for adoption.
Articles include: lessons from other sectors in screening for family violence; issues related to past adoption practices; incarcerated mothers
Identifying parental substance use and misuse in clinical practice; action research at the Hobart Family Relationships Centre; the late discovery