ACWA Airs Member Concerns Over Reform Implementation

ACWA has written to Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward seeking clarity and resolution around a number of serious concerns being voiced by the non-government sector in relation to the implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms. In his letter, ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has requested a meeting with Ms Goward to […]

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Ignite Your Leadership Brain with CLP

Amazing … Exhausting … Inspiring … These are just some of the words used to describe the three-day workshop Igniting Brains for Leadership led by dynamic executive coach Maryanne Perry. Using the latest in neuroscience research, participants explore new tools to enable them to make confident decisions and create confidence in them. “Understanding how our […]

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Rational Use of Psychotropic Medications with Youth in ITC Settings

Practitioners are invited to view Dr Chris Bellonci’s presentation from ACWA’s recent webinar on the rational use of psychotropic medications with youth in ITC settings. During his presentation, Dr Bellonci discussed current patterns of medication use and the opportunity to use residential stays as a setting for thoughtful medication reassessment. Participants got the chance to develop […]

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Help for Young People Struggling to Pay Off Fines

ACWA is eager to remind agencies working with young people about the Work Development Order Scheme operating in NSW that provides valuable support to vulnerable youth who are unable to pay their fines. The accrual of outstanding fines and subsequent debt can exacerbate the disadvantage already experienced by this cohort, as licences are suspended and […]

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Thinking of Attending ACWA’s Conference? Early Birds Now Available

Book now and join your colleagues at ACWA 2018! Our Program Committee is creating a thought-provoking program under the over-arching theme ‘Doing better for our children and families: Innovate, lead, change’. Learn, network and develop your knowledge from our international speakers including, Andy Kendrick, Harriet Ward, John Simmonds, Nina Biehal, Carmel Devaney and Karen Broadhurst. Register before June […]

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