Secure Start®

Video series and handbook for foster and kinship carers:

Video 1/5: Preserving Placements during a Pandemic – Intro to CARE and AAA Models (9:50)


Video 2/5: Preserving Placements during a Pandemic – Consistency & Accessibility (5:26)


Video 3/5: Preserving Placements during a Pandemic – Responsiveness (9:03)


Video 4/5: Preserving Placements during a Pandemic – Emotional Connectedness (6:09)


Video 5/5: Preserving Placements during a Pandemic – Self-Care (7:08)


The handbook can be accessed via the “Buy Now” button below and is made available to individual purchasers ($9:90 AUD). If you are a representative of an organisation who would like to access the handbook for the foster and/or kinship carers you service, please contact us.


For all parents and caregivers:

A straightforward guide to keeping things on track in the home during tough times. Includes printable worksheets – see preview below. 18pp

Pay/donate what you want:


Or, download here.


For teachers and other education personnel:

The resource is available to download here. Alternatively, you can pay/donate via the button below. All money raised supports my capacity to continue to provide practical and user-friendly resources in support of children and young people’s recovery from a tough start to life.

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Important Information:

Secure Start is a psychology service that consults from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. All contact with our service outside of these times will be responded to as soon as we are able to during normal business hours. If you need urgent help outside of these hours, we suggest that you consider contacting the following services:

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Mental Health Triage Service (SA) – 13 14 65 (Adults)