Creating positive educational futures for young people who are at risk of, or are already in, out-of-home care

Creating positive educational futures for young people who are at risk of, or are already in, out-of-home care

Chief Investigator:

Dr Priscilla Dunk-West

Research Area:

Improving child protection and its effects.
Community Based Study

Funding Year:

2021

Funding Amount:

$92,646

Recipient:

Flinders University

Overview:

The link between child abuse and related trauma on young people’s educational engagement is clear. Statutory removal into out-of-home care can lead to behavioural issues that result in school exclusion or disengagement. This project applies an educational intervention to work with young people aged 14-17 at risk of, or who are already in, out-of-home care. Using a tailored, trauma-informed approach to education will improve future employment prospects and wellbeing for this cohort by helping them to feel hopeful about their futures and competent heading into independent living.

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