Using Evidence in Practice: The Role of Intermediaries

Although those working in the child welfare sector are increasingly wanting to develop evidence-informed practice, the systematic uptake of research findings can often prove difficult. Fortunately, many of the traditional obstacles encountered are being successfully negotiated with input from the growing field of implementation science and the involvement of intermediary organisations. So what is implementation […]

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Expression of interest to attend the National Kinship Care Forum

The EOI is now closed Thank you to everyone who registered an EOI. Date: 23 August 2018. Target audience for the day: State and federal policy makers, kinship care practitioners, and kinship care advocacy groups. Kinship care is defined as family-based care within the child’s extended family or with close friends of the family known […]

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“And That’s a Wrap!”: Fostering NSW Says Farewell

ACWA’s Fostering NSW Recruitment and Retention of Foster Carers program finished up on June 30, after five years of working closely with, and on behalf of, the NGO sector to promote the positive norms of fostering to the general public and attract enquiries and applications from potential carers through its integrated multi-platform marketing campaign. Before […]

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Call for Journal Articles: Student Experiences of Learning in the Field

ACWA is calling for article submissions for a new section we are introducing in the next edition of our developing practice journal that will spotlight the reflections of those working at the coalface. Who can contribute? The new section, which is titled ‘From discourse to action: Reflections on learning in the field’, will feature articles by honours […]

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ACWA Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit has developed the Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework (NSW) as part of their response to the current changes and growth in the sector caused by legislative reform and the transition of OOHC services to non-government organisations. The aim is to give organisations that provide out of home care a structured system by […]

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