Youth unemployment, mental health problems and homeless are increasingly becoming issues of concern within our society. Our Casework and Clinical Services Practice Leader and acting Out of Home Care Executive Manager, Ariana Kenny, shares her insights on these issues in a conversation with the Blacktown Advocate….
Marist180 is sponsoring a delegate to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand in Sept 2017. Fifty delegates will be chosen to attend the conference which is being hosted by Social Traders. The delegates will receive up to $500 for their flights,…
Alex, one of our former foster care clients, dropped in last week and was keen to chat about his experiences with Marist180 Foster Care. So we made a little video on an iPhone (apologies for the poor sound quality, hope the subtitles help!). We thought his reflections on what makes a good (or bad) foster experience are worth sharing. Thanks Alex.
If you have the capacity to give a young person the attention and communication they need, please consider becoming a foster carer. Go here for more information today.
The Australian Centre for Child Protection’s theory of change and evidence matching process is an initial, rapid and cost-effective step to give funders, managers and practitioners the confidence that their program’s target group, activities and outcomes are in alignment and matched to evidence. Governments are increasingly requiring this of funded programs….
Working parents will recognise the age-old challenge of trying to get little Johnny or Jess to pick-up their laundry. At my place, to my horror, my kids’ laundry is usually strewn across several frontiers, from bedroom, to bathroom, to lounge room and beyond.
The transition from adolescence to adulthood —emerging adulthood— is now recognised as a significant stage in the life cycle in developmental, emotional and social terms. Young people leaving out-of-home care (OOHC) face this transition to adulthood without family support and with significant extra barriers such as poor mental health,…
I was listening to a podcast the other day, of which I’ve become quite a fan.
The topic was epigenetics. Crudely, it is the concept that our gene sensitivities are switched on and off by experiences in our lives. One of the scenarios given in discussion was lab tests where mice were ‘bred’ to be fearful of the scent of cherry blossoms….
Congratulations to Cate Sydes CEO Marist Youth Care – NSW State Finalist in this year’s Telstra Business Women’s Awards
Congratulations to Cate Sydes CEO Marist Youth Care, who is a NSW State Finalist in this year’s Telstra Business Women’s Awards, one of the most prestigious and highly recognised programs for Australian women in business….