April 03, 2018
Walking through the front doors of the Hopson family home felt as warm and inviting as the parents themselves, Sharon and Scott, who couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.
August 02, 2017
Jackelyn Bassett spoke to Chloe Allsopp, CatholicCare’s psychologist working in the field of open adoption.
Q What is your role in supporting the open adoption process?
A I provide information and counselling to anyone affected by adoption, past or present. This can relate to mandatory adoption counselling for parents considering adopting their newborn, counselling for those who were adopted or who have adopted, and providing information or services to assist with contacting birth parents.
July 05, 2017
CatholicCare Social Services’ Jackie Bassett spoke to Ian Eggins, Manager of Supported Independent Living, as he anticipated NAIDOC Week (2-9 July).
June 28, 2017
We all know that foster carers do very special work. They provide a loving, supportive home for vulnerable children in our community. What many may not know is that most foster carers need to learn, and apply, parenting techniques different from the usual, ‘common sense’ techniques. This alternative parenting framework is required for children who have experienced trauma in their early lives.
May 23, 2017
With a beaming smile and confidence that any Hollywood actress would envy, Penny is a natural in front of the camera.
May 09, 2017
Showing off her dreamcatcher craft project and newfound confidence, Skye Hudson has blossomed under mentoring received through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) facilitated by CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning.