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Child Abuse Remains Unseen and Ignored
This ‘Child Abuse Remains Unseen and Ignored’ blog article was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Janise Mitchell, Deputy CEO at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care. Click here to read the full Still Unseen and Ignored report and to learn …Read More
#childtrauma2016 reflections – Day 1 – Janise Mitchell
Each day of the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference, a member of our ACF team will be sharing reflections from their time at conference. For day 1, our Deputy CEO and Conference Co-Convenor Janise Mitchell discusses the thoughts arising from her time in Professor Michael Yellow Bird's masterclass.Read More
Practice Leadership – Part 2
The second in a two part series on Practice Leadership written by Deputy CEO Janise Mitchell. This entry particularly looks at what a Practice Leader does.Read More
What are the essential elements of therapeutic foster care programs?
With the increasing interest in therapeutic approaches to the care of traumatised children and young people that are now many programs that describe themselves as therapeutic foster care, and these can differ significantly. In this article, I have listed the core elements that I believe are central to the delivery of foster care which has a trauma informed therapeutic intent.Read More
Practice Leadership – Part 1
This is the first in a two part series on Practice Leadership written by Deputy CEO Janise Mitchell. This entry particularly looks at what a Practice Leader is in the context of Child Protection.Read More
Kinship and Relative Carers – Part 2
The second in a two-part series looking at Kinship Carers, this time looking at the support needs of Aboriginal kinship carers.Read More
Kinship and Relative Carers
In this first part of a two part series, Deputy CEO Janise Mitchell explores messages from the research about the support needs of kinship or relative carers.Read More
A New Integration
Strengths based trauma-informed practice in child protectionRead More
9 Plain English Principles of Trauma Informed Care
The trauma literature can be overwhelming. Its basis in neuroscience offers incredible insights into its impact. But it also is challenging to decipher and make relevant to the ways in which children that have experienced abuse and neglect can be effectively supported.Read More
Rediscovering a conceptual gem for therapeutic out of home care.
Sometimes you come across a journal article that is way before its time - like the one Janise Mitchell discusses in this blog entry! These seven vital components identified as the core of care for children who are removed from their family are as relevant today as they were innovative back then.Read More