Jacqueline has a background in Social Work and has worked in the area of Statutory Child Protection and the Non Government sector for 26 years.
With a passion for supporting carers to make positive changes for children to help them reach their full potential in 2018, Jacqueline joined OzChild, as Program Supervisor bringing the Evidence based Treatment Foster Care Oregon program to Queensland, which is already achieving very positive results.
Moving forward together – Partnership to support Aboriginal children to return home
OzChild is piloting Australia’s first evidence-based foster care program, Treatment Foster Care Oregon-C (TFCO-C) in the South West Qld region. As a new organisation in the Qld sector, Ozchild recognised the need to seek the advice and wisdom of the community it serves, and as such has developed a strong working relationship with Goolburri Health Advancement, a local Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities in the South West, with a range of services to strengthen families and communities.
Ozchild and Goolburri have forged a strong, enabling partnership to ensure the program is delivered in a culturally respectful and responsive manner to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and that services are strength-based within a wholistic approach to working with the family. This poster presentation will demonstrate how two agencies now walk together with shared vision and purpose, to ensure that wherever possible, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are returned and supported to live with their family, kin and community.