BSW (Hons) UNSW, M.Litt (Peace Studies) UNE, MSW ACU
The role and experiences of foster carers in the broader child protection system
What works in family support
A social worker in the fields of practice of mental health, child and family and income support, Lorraine has experience in program evaluations and has carried out a number of family support program evaluations, including the Integrated Family Support Project evaluation for the ACT Government. She has also undertaken research in a number of areas: including Good practice in placement planning; What works in residential care; and a major research report to the Attorney-General's Department to support the development of the Family Relationships Centres and Advice Line; and the ACT Childrens Court (part of an ARC funded national project). She led the project that developed the Statement of specific child wellbeing and protection curriculum content for social work qualifying courses for the Australian Association of Social Workers.