• Do you know that an estimated 1 in 100 children have experience of out of home care (e.g. kinship care by a relative, foster care or living in group homes)
• We know parents play a critical role in supporting career decisions. How can career practitioners help young people who don’t have parents able to support?
• Do you want to know how other career practitioners have successfully supported young people who have experience of out of home care?
This interactive webinar will engage career practitioners in a discussion about the importance of quality, clear career information in supporting post-school transitions with a focus on students who have care-experience.
Promoting awareness of the educational pathways available and developing career management capabilities in young people is a core aim in improving career development in Australia (McMahon & Tatham, 2008). Care-experience has been shown to be an indicator of less likely to progress into education, training or employment.
Drs Colvin and Knight will talk about their philanthropically funded project which gained support from the Collier Foundation. It is a one year project which investigates how parents and carers gain and use career information about higher education. The project has shown the critical importance of career information and the need for clear pathways for young people’s supporters to understand the choices presented to young people post-school.
To provide a practical focus, you will hear from a staff member from a large university who has worked with career practitioners in Queensland and will provide some practical strategies to ensure that you are meeting the needs of young people who are in foster care, kinship care, and residential care.
Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, ACT - 14:00
South Australia - 13:30
Queensland - 13:00
Northern Territory - 12:30
Western Australia - 11:00