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 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 support both
- 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.
Kinship Carers: Four half-day sessions, scheduled fortnightly Half-day call-back session, 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:
Kinship Care Support Workers: April 11 (Full Day – 9:30am – 4:30pm) Catering: Morning tea and lunch April 12 (Half-Day – 9:30am – 1pm) Catering: Morning tea Venue – The Hackney Hotel – Balcony &Loft Room To advise us of your attendance, click here.
DCP Psychology Project Staff: April 18 & 19 (Full Days – 9:30am – 4:30pm) Catering: Morning Tea and Lunch Venue – TBC To advise us of your attendance, click here.
Kinship Carer Group 1: May 2, 16, 30, & June 13 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue – Jubilee Community Centre, Wynn Vale
Kinship Carer Group 2: May 3, 17, 31, & June 14 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue – The Stretton Centre, Elizabeth (TBC)
Kinship Carer Group 3: May 9, 23, & June 6, 20 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue to be confirmed
Kinship Carer Group 4: May 10, 24, & June 7, 21 9:30am-1pm Catering – Morning tea Venue to be confirmed
Kinship Carer Groups 5-10: School Terms 3 and 4 Check back or updates re dates and venues
Kinship Carer Regional Training: Limestone Coast July 27 and August 10, 24, 31 10:30am – 2pm Catering – Lunch Venue to be confirmed
Kinship Carer Regional Training: Three venues – terms 2 and 4. Check back for updates re dates and venues.
Download the carer registration form here.
Download the call for expressions of interest here.
Download an information sheet here.