Carer Information Sessions

Our team offers a range of forums and information sessions based on key topics from the annual Foster & Kinship Carer Survey.

Click here to view the 2022 Calendar of Events
(as @ 17/8/22 - this list is updated as new sessions become available)


External Training & Resources


Healthy Development Adelaide forum on "Growing up safe and supported", Wednesday 7 September, 5.30-8.00pm at The University of Adelaide. Speakers include:

  • April Lawrie, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People SA:
    The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle: Aboriginal children in care growing up safe and supported with family, community and culture
  • A/Professor Melissa O’Donnell, Deputy Director Research, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia:
    Pregnant mothers and infants involved in child processes
  • Dr Jacqui Beall, Director, Child Protection Service, Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network - SALHN:
    What does a fair go look like in practice?
  • Jisca Sterk, Clinical Psychologist and Manager, Therapeutic Carer Support Team, and Mark Turner, Clinical Psychologist and Manager, Specialist Services Team, Department for Child Protection:
    Developmental Differences and Developmental Support for Children in Care

Click here for the full program and to register


NAPCAN Webinar Series for 2022 National Child Protection Week

Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.

This year’s National Child Protection Week webinar series has been carefully designed to support conversations about how we make sure every child grows up safe and supported.

Click here to find out more


FREE Webinar - Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)

Supporting young parents with an out of home care experience

7th September 2022, 1-2pm (AEST)

This webinar shares researcher, practitioner and service user insights about supporting young parents with an OOHC experience.

It covers:

  • Ways to approach young parents with experience of the OOHC system
  • How to approach and understand young parents’ motivations to become parents
  • The paradox of 'surveillance bias' and the potential risks of protective interventions
  • How healing relational trauma and loss is key to preventing intergenerational child protection involvement
  • Key elements of the practice model – peer work, partnerships

Click here to register


Research project final report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and Murawin, an Aboriginal research and evaluation consultancy.

Identifying strategies to better support foster, kinship & permanent carers: Final report

Click here to learn more


Working with children who have experienced trauma FREE online courses

Emerging Minds has developed a suite of free online learning courses and resources to understand and support children and families who have experienced trauma, created in collaboration with practitioners, academics, child and family services, child mental health experts, and family members with lived experience of trauma and adversity.

Click here to find out more about these free online learning courses and resources, including:

  • The impact of trauma on the child
  • Supporting children who have experience trauma
  • Supporting children who disclose trauma