Group Homes for Children and Young People: The Problem Not the Solution | Children Australia | Cambridge Core

Abstract In every state and territory in Australia, child welfare departments, under various names, maintain or, alternatively, fund group homes for children and young people in the non-government sector. Increasingly, these group homes offer only four places with no integrated treatment or educational services. In that respect they can best be viewed as providing careContinue reading “Group Homes for Children and Young People: The Problem Not the Solution | Children Australia | Cambridge Core”

‘I’m in touch with nature’

The care homes connecting residents with the outdoors Buildings designed to bring the benefits of the outdoors indoors give people happier, healthier lives. It’s not just residents who benefit: staff are also feeling uplifted in care homes that place an emphasis on bringing nature indoors. And that has a knock-on effect on the level ofContinue reading “‘I’m in touch with nature’”

The Role of the Social Pedagogue

1st April 2008 The nurturing of children and young people, although predominantly family-based, can take place in a variety of settings and can involve parenting, domiciliary care, fostering, adoption and many forms of residential education and care.  In tracing links between these, one factor crucial in each is the environment:  social, physical and external.  OtherContinue reading “The Role of the Social Pedagogue”

A case study of a child filmmaker from a children’s home. By Edina Fecskó-Pirisi and Nándor Grosch 1st October 2018 Artistic techniques in the field of social pedagogy Introduction The personality developmental effects of art, when used to create opportunities and to tackle disadvantages, play an intermediary role between the disciplines and practices of psychologyContinue reading

The ‘International Centre’ is a free alliance of like-minded organisations who recognise the importance of the role of residential and foster care, and who are committed to improving the lives of children and young people.

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Real-time communication in residential care

From CYC-NET 23 JULY 2010 Working with young people in residential settings can feel quite different to other forms of social work, partly because things may be much less structured and formal than working in an office or using official meeting-rooms, and partly because there is so much more time available in which to workContinue reading “Real-time communication in residential care”

The office

John Burton, who has managed a variety of care homes, looks at the only part of a children’s home that isn’t therapeutic. Noting that most of our own homes don’t have an office but “residential homes” generally do, he asks: why? At one level, it’s fair enough: we must keep money and other valuables, medicineContinue reading “The office”