Getting smarter in the Smart State? Strengthening fostering families into the future

Butcher, Anne (2004) Getting smarter in the Smart State? Strengthening fostering families into the future. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Contemporary Research Perspectives of Child and Family Welfare Practice. From: 2nd International Conference Contemporary Research Perspectives of Child and Family Welfare Practice, 6-8 August 2004, Mackay, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

In this paper I will present information relating to doctoral research which I have been undertaking for the past three years and which is now very near completion. The topic of my research focuses on the education, training and support needs of foster carers in the Mackay Whitsunday Region of the Queensland Department of Communities which takes in the geographical areas of Mackay, Whitsunday and Bowen, some 90,355 sq klms or 5.2% of the State of Queensland (Dept of Communities, 2004).

Item ID: 14750
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: foster care; Smart State
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 05:35
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940112 Families and Family Services @ 100%
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