Research

Opportunities to participate in research

CFC-SA is pleased to accept requests from students and researchers to distribute research relevant to foster and kinship carer families.

Research must have received ethics approval before the request is made and the researcher’s email and phone details made available for anyone wanting more information about the study.

Any publishable results from research are welcomed and will be made available in the section below.

Access and Barriers to Fostering and Adoption in Patients with Cancer, Chronic Health Conditions or Disabilities

16 June 2017

Tharani Tharmakumar (a medical student at UNSW), under supervision of Dr Antoinette Anazodo and Ms Eden Robertson, is undertaking the project as detailed below. If you would like to participate, please read the Recruitment flyer here. Project title: Access and barriers to fostering and adoption in patients with cancer, chronic health conditions or disabilities. Background:…

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Free Online Resources for Foster Parents – opportunity to provide feedback

15 June 2017

Dear foster parent/ caregiver, You are invited to provide feedback on resources recently developed for foster parents. Dr Sara McLean from the Australian Centre for Child Protection has developed a series of resources for foster parents who are supporting children with developmental difference and who may display behavioural or social concerns. Dr McLean was funded…

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Young And “Care-Full”: The Support Needs Of Young Kinship Carers

08 March 2017

Young and “care-full” the support needs of young kinship carers: a research project.

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Partner In (Out-Of-Home) Care

18 February 2017

Online survey for foster carers and parents in Out-of-Home Care.

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An Invitation For Birth Parents, Foster Carers And Out-Of-Home Care Caseworkers

22 September 2016

An Invitation For Birth Parents, Foster Carers And Out-Of-Home Care Caseworkers.

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Research articles and publications

The Institute of Child Protection Studies Research to Practice Series

http://www.acu.edu.au/

  • Recruiting and Retaining Foster Carers (2017)
  • Supporting quality contact visits for children in out-of-home care (2015)
  • Needs and Experiences of Biological Children of Foster Carers (2015)
  • Children with Parents in Prison (2013)
  • Identity and Meaning in the lives of vulnerable young people (2013)

Australian Centre for Child Protection

http://www.unisa.edu.au/