Access or contact visits with biological family can be challenging and may produce a range of emotions in children in kinship care families.

The visits can be formal or informal, and sometimes they...

What does the latest research tell us about the benefits of play for the wellbeing of children and young people? The February 2023 edition of the Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll...

What are the latest trends in nutrition? What does recent research say about what and how we should eat? And what the children in our care, in particular those children with neurodevelopmental...

In this podcast we speak with Director of Kinship Carers Victoria, Anne McLeish, who explains the importance of learning and development for kinship carers.

We also interview one Victorian carer...

KCV Wellbeing Podcast #6 – The Importance of Quality Sleep

Sleep plays a vital part in our wellbeing - so how do we get the right amount of it? Clinical psychologist Dr Damon Ashworth, author of...

KCV Wellbeing Podcast #5 – The Benefits of Hobbies

In a recent survey on stress and wellbeing conducted by the Australian Psychological Society, four in five participants found activities like...

KCV Wellbeing Podcast #4 – The Benefits of Exercise

This podcast outlines the benefits of exercise, with suggestions for carers on different types of moderate exercise and how they can...

KCV Wellbeing Podcast #3 – Relaxation Techniques for Carers

Deep breathing and meditation can provide you with a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit your emotional wellbeing and...

KCV Wellbeing Podcast #2 – Diet and Stress

There’s a lot of information currently available about how, what and when to eat, and some of it can be quite overwhelming and confusing.

In this podcast...

KCV Wellbeing Podcast #1 – Connecting with Others

Carers often mention their isolation but many of them have not developed strategies or networks to assist them in overcoming these feelings. This...

Somewhere, amidst the tantrums, fights over the Xbox, and dragging your kids out of bed for school, you’ve thought “there’s got to be a better way to parenting than this”...

And you’re...

Helping Today’s Children to Thrive: 10 keys to raising children & teens who flourish

Join Maggie Dent, parenting author, educator former teacher and counsellor, for one of her most popular...

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