PSP Learning Hub's Podcast

PSP Learning Hub's Podcast

The PSP Learning Hub is a Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) sponsored initiative. It is for ALL casework staff working in the Permanency Support Program and is designed to deepen knowledge, develop practice skills and support sector connections. We have many resources that benefit the PSP caseworkers, including live webinars, face-to-face training, and coaching. Please visit our website at https://psplearninghub.com.au/ for further information.

Episodes

August 30, 2021 17 min

Tracie Fleming, of Fleming & Co Consulting, explores conversations about permanency and open adoption in OOHC. 

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This podcast explores DeAnne's journey and experiences as a carer in PSP to provide caseworkers with invaluable insights for guardianship practices. 

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July 16, 2021 23 min

Eleonora De Michele and Catherine Santoro host this podcast. They are independent consultants with a long history in the child protection sector with a genuine passion for restoring children/young people to their families.? This podcast showcases good restoration practices for PSP caseworkers to support their restoration work with families.?

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July 14, 2021 23 min

Nat, the PSP Learning Hub Practice Lead, explores an overview of case planning in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC). It explains the case planning process and provides practice tips to help caseworkers work with children, young people, and their families. This podcast supports case planning as a cornerstone for keeping children safe.

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This podcast shares Anna's story* (*not her real name), a migrant from Columbia who spoke with the PSP Learning Hub about her migration and settlement experience in Australia. The podcast touches on many aspects that children, parents and families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds experience in the Permanency Support Program. 

 

Disclaimer:  The names and some of the details of this story have been changed to...

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July 9, 2021 22 min

Hosts Eleonora De Michele and Catherine Santoro talk about shining a light on good restoration practice for the caseworkers and agencies in PSP to support their restoration work with families. This podcast features voices and stories of families, children, and carers to understand their lived experiences and enhanced child-centred family-focused restorations. 

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Nat, the PSP Learning Hub Practice Lead,  hosts an in-depth interview with an Aboriginal caseworker (Gregg). This podcast talks about Gregg's experiences as a child living in foster care, his perspective as an adult, how his experiences support his work as a Practice Support officer and his recommendations for caseworkers working in Trauma-informed care. 

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Senior Solicitor Denielle Brassil (Child Law, DCJ Legal) talks about the Final Order and Care Plan of Children's Court. This podcast explores when the Court makes orders, an interim and final order, the types of orders, and the care plan. This podcast discusses why it is important for the caseworkers to understand the Final Order and Care Plan and providing practice tips for talking to families and children.   

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June 29, 2021 23 min

Rita Karaminas, the Executive Director of Mid North Coast CASPA, talks about the culture and identity of children and young people and the best ways to support them in navigating their sexuality and gender. This podcast features her interviews with two Aboriginal young men talking about their life experiences regarding sexuality and gender. 

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June 21, 2021 27 min

Emeritus Professor Morag McArthur, founding Director of the ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS), talks about the importance of talking to children and young people. This podcast identifies what children need to develop the relationships, common barriers and practice tools for the caseworkers to support families and children. 

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June 16, 2021 28 min

Hosts Eleonora De Michele and Catherine Santoro talk about supporting the successful restoration. This podcast aims to support successful restoration practice for the workers and agencies in PSP when they work with families. This podcast also voices families, children, and carers' stories to understand their lived experiences and make the links to restoration research. 

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Bel, the director and GM of Curijo and PSP Learning Hub, did this heartfelt interview. The podcast explores the leaving care experiences of one young man called Tim, who left care without tangible supports or the networks he needed. His story is very valuable as it helps us to understand the human impact of this important work when it’s not done well.

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Catherine Samuels, the Director of Child Protection from DCJ Legal, talks about legal issues when a child self-places. This podcast explores:

  • The related law when a child self -places
  • Legal risks and issues 
  • Some factors to consider
  • Your agency’s responsibilities
  • Legal options
  • When you need to bring the matter back to court
  • Practice tips for caseworkers 
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    June 10, 2021 44 min

    This podcast talks about Domestic and Family Violence, practice tips for PSP caseworkers and important services contacts.  It includes an interview with Maris Depers, a psychologist at Salvation Army). He works with both male victims and perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence. 


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    This podcast provides an overview of case planning for change when the goal is preservation or restoration. It explains the case planning process and provides practice tips to help caseworker when they working with children, young people, and their families. This podcast supports case planning as a cornerstone for keeping children safe.

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