Does research matter? What contemporary Australian research can tell us about what works in residential care


Join researchers Philip Mendes, Jacynta Krakouer, Tim Moore, Lynne McPherson and Meaghan Vosz as they share their current research into residential care in Australia and some emerging messages for practice and policy.

Primary research into ‘what works’ in residential care in Australia is critical to improving outcomes for young people. International research is relevant to understanding the general needs of young people in residential settings but is no replacement for direct research into the specific needs of young people in Australian contexts.
In this 2-hour interactive online session, researchers will discuss their research into what we know and don't know about relationships, safety and transitions and how these impact young people in residential care.  
This is an opportunity for professionals, policymakers, and researchers to learn about contemporary Australian research and discuss how research outcomes have the power to influence day-to-day practice in residential care.
The session will be facilitated by Kelly Royds, Head of Knowledge Mobilisation & Innovation and Lynne McPherson, Research Director at the CETC.

Target Audience

This session is designed for youth workers, social workers, case workers, managers, policymakers and researchers in the residential care, and out-of-home care sector

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