The project for Marist Youth Care (MYC) comprises two parts. Firstly, a literature review, already completed, canvasses the topic of what works in residential care. It identifies key themes, which have emerged from the literature, and focuses on the areas of care identified in the Looking After Children Framework. It also looks at literature about good practices in the leaving care process. Secondly, in 2006 the Institute will facilitate a workshop with MYC to apply these themes to practice in their Compass Program and other programs for young people with intensive support needs. It is intended that the outcome will be the development of a practice framework linking good practices identified in the literature with practice in MYC.
Contact: Lorraine Thomson, Morag McArthur, Rob Long, Peter Camilleri