October 2022: How a child's entry into out-of-home care can influence long-term developmental and permanency outcomes
Missed the live webinar? A captioned recording is available to view now.
Children in out-of-home care are known to be at greater risk of negative life outcomes, including physical and mental health, socio-emotional and behavioural problems and cognitive functioning. However, there are supports that can be put in place and decisions that can be made early in a child’s placement which can have a positive impact on developmental and permanency outcomes.
This webinar was chaired by Dr Jessica Stewart (Executive Director, FACSIAR). Researchers from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) presented their findings from four waves of the study over an eight year period from care entry.
Presentation and associated materials
Long-term trajectories of outcomes for children and young people who experience out-of-home care: Insights from the POCLS in NSW
Dr Catherine Wade, Principal Research Specialist, Parenting Research Centre
Infants and toddlers leaving care
Dr Fred Wulczyn, Senior Research Fellow and Director, Centre for State Child Welfare Data, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago
Department of Communities and Justice
- Pathways of Care Longitudinal Studies (POCLS)
- Caring for Kids PDF, 19764.92 KB: a guide for foster, relative and kinship carers
- Out-of-Home Care Health Pathways Program: Caseworkers Guide
- Your Next Step is a NSW Government produced guide to help young people transition to independence
- Leading the Way is a NSW Government guide for foster, relative and kinship carers to help young people for leaving care
Parenting Research Centre
- Parenting Research Centre: Reports, submissions, evidence reviews and published research to support children and families
Fostering Lifelong Connections Project
- Trauma informed family time: Tip sheets to support carers, caseworkers and parents to gain trauma awareness and improve trauma responses for children and young people
- My Forever Family offer a suite of training, carer support line and advocacy as well as peer support
- Absec (NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation) - carer support service line 1800 888 698
- Raising Children Network an Australian Government funded online parenting resource with expert reviewed content to produce and maintain educational tools and resources for families raising children in Australia
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