Forty-six (46) percent of South Australian children in out-of-home care where there is an authority to place are in kinship care. Not only is Kinship care the largest form of alternate care in South Australia, it is the fastest growing. Since June 2014, kinship care has grown at almost twice the rate as foster care.
Source: DCP Reporting and Statistics
CARE represents a conceptual model of parenting drawn from psychological science. CARE stands for:
C Consistency A Accessibility R Responsiveness E Emotional Connectedness
CARE is implicated in the development of attachment, attachment style and disorders of attachment (RAD & DSED)*. CARE is also implicated in neurological development and learning.
CARE offers simple and practical direction for therapeutic re-parenting of children who have experienced relational trauma, and the support of their caregivers.
*Pearce, C (2016), A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder (Second Edition), London: JKP
The CARE project is a quality project, and promotes competencies and learning outcomes for:
- Kinship Carers
- Kinship Care Support Workers
- Psychologists who work in the kinship care space.
- 260 Kinship Carers
- Metropolitan and Country
- Kinship Care Support Staff
- Psychology Staff
Delivered by Secure Start® and Colby Pearce, Clinical Psychologist, Author and Developer of therapeutic programmes – consulting internationally. Supported by the Department for Child Protection, South Australia.
Contacts: Colby Pearce (Principal Trainer) – email@example.com Georgina Johnson (Relationships Manager) – firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Pearce (Project Support) – email@example.com
Training Content: What is ‘Therapeutic Care’? Our ‘Primary Task’ Enriching: Consistency Accessibility Responsiveness Emotional-Connectedness Self-Care Managing complex/challenging behaviours Pre- and Post-Evaluations
Kinship Carers: Four half-day sessions, scheduled fortnightly Half-day call-back session, 2-3 months later 9:30am – 1pm (Metro) 10:30-2pm (Regional)
Kinship Care Support Workers: Two full days of training Full-day call-back three months later
DCP Psychology Project Staff: Two Full days of training Monthly meetings (2.5 hours) with Colby Pearce
Upcoming Training Dates:
DCP Kinship Care Support Staff: Call-Back 4/7/18, 9:30am – 4:30pm Hackney Hotel (Atrium Room) RSVP: 24/6/18 – click here
Kinship Carer Group 1: May 2, 16, 30, & June 13 (FULL) 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue – Jubilee Community Centre, Wynn Vale
Kinship Carer Group 2: May 3, 17, 31, & June 14 (FULL) 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue – The Stretton Centre, Elizabeth 307 Peachey Road, Munno Para
Kinship Carer Group 3: May 9, 23, & June 6, 20 (FULL) 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue – St Francis Winery, Reynella 14 Bridge Street, Old Reynella
Kinship Carer Group 4: May 10, 24, & June 7, 21 (FULL) 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue – Time Education and Training Centre 83-87 Henley Beach Road, Mile End
Kinship Carer Groups 7-10: School Terms 3 and 4 and Term 1 2019 Check back or updates re dates and venues
Kinship Carer Regional Training: Riverland May 11, 25 and June 8, 22 10:30am – 2pm Catering – Lunch Venue – Berri Hotel (Riverview Drive, Berri) RSVP: By 3/5/18 – click here
Kinship Carer Regional Training: Limestone Coast July 27 and August 10, 24, 31 10:30am – 2pm Catering – Lunch Venue – Mount Gambier Golf Club (Attamurra Road) RSVP: By 20/7/18 – click here
Kinship Carer Regional Training: Port Augusta October 26 and November 8, 23, 30 10:30am – 2pm Catering – Lunch Venue – The Standpipe Golf Motor Inn (Chappel Rm) 3/5 Daw Street, Port Augusta RSVP: By 16/10/18 – click here
Download the call for expressions of interest here.
Download an information sheet here.