Financial and educational support
If you are aged 15-30 and are currently or have previously been in out-of-home care, you may be eligible for a Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship.
Foster the Future offers free tutoring across Greater Sydney to high schoolers living in out-of-home care. It is a charity run by students, for students which aims to connect high school youths with university student tutors so that those who want to succeed, can.
Helen Montgomery from the Northern Carer Reference Group (CRG) has put together some tips to support the child in your care.
A carer's guide to supporting children and young people to participate and achieve the best outcomes at school.
Resources introducing the concept of trauma and outlining the key areas of trauma-informed teaching practice.
This booklet encourages teachers and other school personnel to forge those attachments through two key mechanisms: understanding traumatised children and developing relationship-based skills to help them.
iParent is a resource to teach parents and carers about the digital environment and how to help children have safe and enjoyable online experiences.
Tips and advice on helping your child have safe and enjoyable experiences online
Promoting healthy lifestyles
Positive Choices is an online portal to help school communities access accurate, up to date drug education resources and prevention programs.
The resources section for parents and carers has a range of fact sheet information, videos, educational games for children and adolescents, and webinar series including practical tips.
Out-of-Home Care Toolbox provides information for carers of young people (12 – 18) in out of home care. Provides up to date information on substance use, mental health, sexualised behaviours, anger and aggression, self-injury, suicidality, trauma-informed care and limit-setting. Reading, downloads or podcasts. Developed by the Centre for Youth AOD Practice Development.