Foster Care Resources

See also Training Resources.

Shared Stories, Shared Lives

The 2010 edition of this training material for new and prospective foster careres consists of nine modules. The resource includes:

- Leaders guide
- Participants workbook
- CD of all material including slides and AV training material

View further information about the Shared Stories, Shared Lives and how to obtain a copy.



Step by Step 2016

The 2016 edition has a comprehensive range of carer assessment tools. First developed by ACWA in 2003, these tools have been regularly revised.

The 2016 edition provides reliable assessment tools underpinned by clearly articulated benchmarks of competency. This enables consistent carer assessment decisions to be made at a number of key points in the out-of-home care process.

View further information about Step by Step and how to obtain a copy. 


Real Kids, Real Carers

Real Kids, Real Carers is a continuing education resource for foster carers. The resource consists of 8 booklets covering topics of importance to foster carers. View further information about Real Kids, Real Carers and how to obtain a copy.