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Development of a Framework for Therapeutic Care in NSW. Simone Czech – FaCS Dr Wendy Foote - ACWA Simon Walsh – Allambi. Outline. The project outline and governance structure 2. ACWA’s p reliminary survey results 3. Reflections from a service provider. Snapshot - OOHC in NSW.
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Simone Czech – FaCS
Dr Wendy Foote - ACWA
Simon Walsh – Allambi
2. ACWA’s preliminary survey results
3. Reflections from a service provider
481 children and young people were in residential care (2.6%)
Therapeutic Care for a child or young person in statutory care is a planned approach to the complex impacts of abuse, neglect, separation from families and significant others. This response is achieved through the provision of an evidence based model of care that reflects an environment that provides a positive, safe and healing experience in response to trauma, attachment and developmental needs in partnership.
Therapeutic Care for a child or young person in statutory care is a planned, intensive approach to the complex impacts of abuse, neglect, separation from families and significant others. This response is achieved through the provision of a care environment that is evidence driven and provides a positive, safe and healing experience, in partnership with the family, significant others, utilising the expertise and experience of other services to address the complexities of trauma, attachment and developmental needs.
The Therapeutic Care Project seeks to develop guiding principles and review current service models for providing therapeutic OOHC services.
Residential Care Providers Consultation
NSW Residential Care Workforce Consultation
Breakdown of the 8 identified barriers by overall frequency
Therapeutic Residential Programs
Clinical & Health Services
Therapeutic Foster Care Programs
Education, Development and Vocation Services
Therapeutic programs for people with Disabilities
Joint Support Program Juvenile Justice
Youth Hope Mentoring, family support & restoration
Going Home Staying Home
Over a three year period:
To everyone at Allambi,Thank you so much for everything and for putting up with all my tantrums and all those long nights at hospital.What you guys have done for me I won’t forget – I love all of you’sso much. I honestly don’t think I’d be alive if I didn’t come here.What all of you do is awesome and I don’t know if you all realize but you do save kids everyday and give them that little bit of hope and love they need.And what makes you all so awesome is that it is pretty much unconditional care. You don’t care where kids come from, or where they are now your still there and are always trying to make each day better than the last.
And that’s something only too few people can do.
Keep smiling – always – forever