CatholicCare partners with parishes and schools IMAGE Aurora

CatholicCare partners with parishes and schools

April 05, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

Acting Director, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, Gary Christensen, outlines his approach to his new role. Gary is a Novocastrian who was educated in local Catholic schools and has considerable experience in the areas of child protection, out of home care, mental health and disability services.

Providing children with a Safe Home for Life IMAGE Aurora

Providing children with a Safe Home for Life

April 05, 2017 Comments Allison Armstrong

According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), nearly 17,000 children and young people in NSW are in Out of Home Care. Around half are in relative or kinship care and half in foster care.

Achieving goals, one step at a time IMAGE Social Services

Achieving goals, one step at a time

April 03, 2017 Comments Bryn Hoskins

Troy is up early. He’s packed his bag with pen and note book and asks Hayley, his Care Team Co-ordinator, for the first but definitely not the last time “When are we going?”

What on earth is a silent disco? IMAGE Social Services

What on earth is a silent disco?

March 27, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Imagine walking into a room. The energy is electric. People are smiling and engaging with one another. Everyone around you is dancing. Dancing in rhythm to the music… but the only audible sounds are those of feet tapping on the timber floor.

Closing the gap IMAGE Social Services

Closing the gap

March 20, 2017 Comments Maryanne Kerrins

It is no secret that there is a significant gap between the outcomes across many different domains for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when compared with the non-Indigenous Australian population.

Calling a CatholicCare midwife! IMAGE Aurora

Calling a CatholicCare midwife!

March 01, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Recently I received an email with the subject ‘Baby’. It caught my attention. Intrigued, as no one I knew was expecting a baby, I opened the email. The message that followed was succinct but powerful.

Exam results do not measure success in life IMAGE Aurora

Exam results do not measure success in life

March 01, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  My son Jack has completed his first term of Year 12 and his anxiety levels are climbing. He has set himself high standards and wants to proceed to university. I want to support him and would appreciate some strategies, including how best to prepare him for the HSC exams.

Families, not orphanages IMAGE Aurora

Families, not orphanages

March 01, 2017 Comments Therese Osland

During the ten years I worked in humanitarian and development programs in Asia and the Pacific, I saw increasing numbers of children in orphanages and began to ask ‘Why?’, knowing that orphanages no longer exist in Australia.